Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Meet the team - Lisa Wright

This time two years ago I would never have imagined myself writing a post like this. I hadn't picked up a paintbrush in years let alone realised I had a Muse living within me!

I (still rather hesitantly) now call myself a Mixed Media Artist. I have my own shop on Etsy, a successful blog with followers across the globe and I sell my paintings! Well, actually I've got two blogs, the other one is sort of anonymous (don't you just love a good mystery?)

For me both the writing and art are intrinsically linked. Not only do I love to do both, but the satisfaction I take from creating prose and pictures is what feeds my soul and fires my creative energy to take on more, try new techniques and just keep growing artistically. One day I'll write my book!

I try to create something every day - even if it's just a few random brush strokes on some scrap paper. In fact, sometimes those moments of free expression work a little magic and create those works that you're most proud of - like this one.



This was done on a bit of scrap paper - a practice run for a final sketch that never quite ended up with the freedom and passion of this. I've had this one put onto canvas now - it makes a rather striking statement! It's not in my shop but is for sale if anyone is interested. I have to confess to being a little lazy with my shop, but if you ever see anything you'd like to buy just get in touch for prints or originals.

I'm still trying to find my style but it definitely leans more towards the face. Again, something I never would have predicted - I always used to be such a flower and landscape girl. What I love about forming facial features is seeing this person come to life beneath my fingers - eyes that stare back at you, a mouth that curls with the hint of a smile.... I also love playing digitally, layering up a story and creating a sense of magic.



I am rather passionate about blogging and the friends I have made here in this virtual world. I've met a few now in the flesh - wonderful to spend time with like-minded souls and talk art and creativity.
I'm little addicted to online courses and challenges. I find it helps focus the mind and get you away from blank page syndrome, though I do have a habit of taking on too much then suffering from a touch of burnout. This is not the day job - though it would be nice if it was - buy more paintings please!!


I could go on forever here, being a bit of a blogging chatterbox, so I'd best leave it here.

16 comments:

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay!! Wonderful spotlight on your gorgeous world Lisa...beautiful and inspiring as always! Shine on...you are a fabulous artist with a magical soul..and I love our kindred spirit connection! ooh..yay...fabulous..another "anonymous blog"..I would love to know......hmm.....or maybe I already do!
xoxo
Victoria~
PS; I have so enjoyed getting to know you Lisa..and treasure the beautifu art of yours that I have!! Thankyou again!

Gloria said...

Very nice pieces. Vibrant and alive. Thx for sharing.

artangel said...

Wonderful post Lisa, complimented by your amazing, vibrant art. I don't think you need to be at all hesitant in calling yourself a mixed media artist!

I love your girl with the heart, and agree with what you say about "practice runs" often being more soulful and spontaneous than the final "finished" work! I often find that myself.

It was lovely to read more about you. Can't wait to read your book!

gemma said...

Lisa, You really inspire me. I like the freedom in your creations. "random brush strokes" & there is a sense of magic in your work.
I saw something you did a while back with alcohol inks that has stayed with me. Best to you.

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janita mantel said...

I love all your work, and the beautiful colors, stunning.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Great job Lisa- I love the little bits of background and that sketch painting (is that the right word for it?) is wonderful! It's always fun to learn new things about friends!

Magpie said...

Lisa, it's been so inspiring getting to know you over the past year or so, and now I hear about an anonymous blog ~ do tell! (Of course then it would no longer be "anonymous" heehee. So we will just have to wonder...)

I've enjoyed seeing the creative leaps you have made with your art...you have become a wonderful mixed media artist! And of course I always enjoy your writing :D

I love the pieces you've posted, especially the sketch on scrap paper!

Luthien said...

yo my fren!!! that is a wonderful post :) your writing is such a delight to read and your art fills the heart with joy! positive art!!

it's only been 2 years but it feels like i've known you for ages! tho i'm miffed that you have a secret blog that you're not telling us about!!

you are going from strength to strength ... never give up creating my fren ... it's in your blood :)

CRY said...

they are all great but i like the last one best

Robin Norgren said...

I feel such romance in your work. I agree with you that the print that you created with such abandon would look INCREDIBLE on canvas. xoRobin

Kat W said...

Wonderful post Lisa! I, like many others thoroughly enjoy your blog & the way you weave words & art together in such an inspiring way. Your art work is beautiful & full of imagination. Great to learn a bit more about you.

Kat X

Tammy said...

What a wonderful write up, Lisa. Your paintings have evolved so much in the past two years. I really love seeing what you come up with each time. Your ladies are all beautiful. It's so nice that you find painting and writing relaxing and gratifying. An outlet like that helps us escape life and stress for a bit and acts like a mini vacation. I love all of your creations. Thanks or letting us have a peek inside your world.
xo,
Tammy

priti.lisa said...

Lovely to see some of your best artwork all in one post! Great little write up...although I would't have minded one bit if you would have chattered away more :)
xox

pat said...

i have to admit, i love you when you're a chatterbox! i love your stories and you art, especially the faces! it is you! so nice to meet you this way...

Kim P said...

Such beautiful work and dedication. I love how you make your days your art. Congratulations with your sales, your blogs and your ongoing creativity.

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