Draw and paint with Earth & heart.

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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

   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. Click on a painting below to see more art.



When we create 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 a hands-on method of drawing and painting that builds a powerful bridge to nature.  Awaken 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.

   As an artist, author and teacher my work focuses on sharing the transformative power of nature-based contemplative art. Through in person and online courses,  experiential art encounters, and thoughtfully crafted resources, my work serves to foster authentic experiences of communion with nature and self. My desire is to boost creative expression with natural ease. My photo-art and mixed media paintings bring natural pattern to life.  Each painting is a passionate expression of feeling into another life.  I hold a Doctorate in Transformative Learning from the University of Toronto; I live, work and play on Salt Spring Island, BC. Learn more about Lisa’s Story.

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