Born in Canada and moved to Northern Ireland in 2002, Lise had never aspired to be an artist; she wasn’t one of those kids who dreamed of painting for a living, but Art found her in the most unexpected place.
Inspired by a Canadian artwork that had long- fascinated her, and which proved to be a turning point in her life, she started learning to paint, attending various Irish artists’ workshops, during which she discovered she enjoyed painting so much that she embarked upon studies in an intensive art programme.
Thus, in her 40s, Lise realised that being an artist was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life!
"I work on a series of paintings at the same time and begin with no end in mind; it allows each painting to develop in its own uniqueness. I love the freedom of reacting in the moment of what I am creating. My work is about hope, love and happiness found in simple things in life.
I work on canvas but prefer wood panel as it can withstand some of the unconventional tools I use in my intuitive painting; encrusting, collage, various mark-making, printing, sanding and scraping back to previous colours, keeping a sense of surprise, intrigue, freshness and spontaneity in my work. I always study and ponder on the last few layers to adjust, balance my design and then refine it. My endeavour is to evoke positive emotions in myself, as an artist, and make my work sing for the viewer to enjoy and connect"
Lise currently works part-time in her studio, in Co. Down, Northern Ireland, as a creator of bold, unique and vibrant abstract paintings; the colourful style of her work has drawn many admirers and has been purchased and enjoyed by private collectors from various countries. Her artwork has been described as unique, joyful, happy, energetic and innovative.
She has exhibited at various Art Collectives and solo art exhibitions in Northern Ireland, exhibited in France, London and Milan.
Upcoming art exhibitions:
25th January 2020: Leonardo Da Vinci-The International prize, The Universal Artist, Palazzo Borghese, Florence, Italy
20th-29th February 2020: La Galleria Pall Mall & Royal Opera Arcade gallery, London