About Lisa Lipsett’s Art
I am a West Coast abstract painter with an expressionistic nature-inspired style. My paintings bubble with joyful vitality offering a hopeful yet thought provoking response to dark times. The human-nature relationship is a recurring theme as is the tension between the elements fire and water.
For me, the drive to create is fuelled by a longing for connection through visceral engagement, improvisation and impersonation of the wild. I am inspired by tracks and marks left behind from nature’s creations and return again and again to encounters that afford a taste of nature’s signature patterns and processes. I also take inspiration from weathered traces of human art-making in layers of ochre on ancient stone walls. Painting is a way to experience and give expression to nature’s enduring presence. Painting expands the present moment and often delivers first hand experience of the within of things, bringing the often unseen into focus. In my series, “Utterances of Sunlight and Water” alchemical ciphers are juxtaposed with spontaneous wildness in an exploration of the human need to control and domesticate. In my recent series “Chasing Bliss” and “Still Chasing” paintings explore contemplation, harmony, beauty and belonging.
Using oil, raw earth pigment, acrylic, ink, gouache, watercolour, photo transfer stabilized with cold wax affords maximum material freedom. Rose quartz suede, powdery baby blue and decadent Venetian gold resonate with renaissance sensibilities. Natural pattern, shadow, stone texture, forest sounds, and watery movement remain a constant. I return to these again and again. Read more.