My world burst wide open the day I painted the way a tulip feels instead of the way it looks.

Feel your wild heart soar when you draw & paint with natural ease. I teach youth, green professionals, nature lovers and curious creatives how to make art with Earth & heart, for joy, connection and self-change. I also create and show elemental images in paint, and write about artful engagement with the living world and our deepest selves. Learn more.

Books + Articles

Learn to draw and paint with Earth & heart for connection, joy and personal transformation. Get inspired with these hands-on tools, videos and books.

Beauty Muse: Painting in communion with nature gives you tools to ignite your natural creativity and illustrates how small daily steps lead to a more creative life. With over 100 easy-to-try painting activities, inspiring narrative and vibrant colour images, this creative companion will support you to embrace art-making as a way to foster harmony and joy.

Articles on Doodling, Light and Shadow, Art as Contemplation, and Forest Bathing give you fresh ways to approach drawing and painting that support in-the-moment presence.

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Lisa Lipsett’s Art

   Click here or on a painting below to see my art. There is magic in creating with nature through direct engagement and inspired impersonation. In my art I do both. I begin with time outside, attuning my senses to pattern, sound, light and movement. Like a moth, I follow what attracts. In the studio, I create mixed-media paintings in acrylic, oil stick and wax that celebrate cycles, flows and moments of earthly beauty. My mandala photo-art offers prismatic glimpses into natural patterns; the viewer is  invited to look at a landscape through a drop of water or a kaleidoscope. In addition to artful encounters with nature, my art is a map of feeling landscapes, journeys within. Archival prints, cards and skins are available online at Decalgirl and Fine Art America. Original paintings are available for purchase. Just contact me. Shows and Open Studio days happen throughout the year. Check the Events listing to learn more.



I teach the Creative by Nature Art Method art to youth, green professionals, community builders, curious creatives, educators, parents and therapists who seek to transform themselves and the lives of those around them with joy and connection.

NEW classes for 2015 are uploaded all the time. Creative by Nature Art: Foundations, Level 2 and Level 3, the Art Boost and Creative Nature Connection are just some of the courses that will spark your creative practice.

   When we draw and paint directly with animate Earth her wild vitality feeds us.  We feel more alive and in tune with ourselves and the living world. Creative by Nature Art courses offer you practice in a contemplative method of drawing and painting that builds a powerful bridge to nature and self that awakens your heart to the creative language of life. Take a course today and experience the joy of  a creative practice to call your own. Learn More

I will continue exploring this wonderful world of expression you taught me. I am very grateful.


   Artist, author and teacher Lisa Lipsett is a specialist in nature connection and personal transformation through contemplative nature art. She has developed the Creative by Nature Art Method: a hands-on, nature based, easy to learn and teach, drawing and painting practice that fosters enduring experiences of heart communion with nature and nourishes authentic creative expression with natural ease. Lisa has a Doctorate in Transformative Learning from the University of Toronto; lives, works and plays on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada and loves gunk holing around the Gulf Islands with her family on their sailboat Phoenix. Learn more about Lisa’s Story.

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