Lisa Free

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Artist Statement

 Landscapes dominate my most recent work. I am taken by the demands that light, color balance and composition play in capturing the viewer's attention. I typically begin work with an image that interests me from a photo or memory, and in stages the image transforms into something quite different. Even though my process is quite methodical, my best work is a result of remaining spontaneous in finding an interesting use of light, shape, tension and energy to capture a specific moment in time. As a painter, the way I see the world is always changing and evolving, and I continually look forward to the next discovery.   


Lisa Free first explored her interests in the arts professionally during a 15 year career in theatrical costume and subsequently as a commercial textile artist. A decade ago, she returned to her family roots in the 1000 Islands, taking the opportunity to explore local subjects in her oil paintings.

Lisa's work is enjoyed by an international client base across Canada, the United States and Europe.

Represented by Perivale Gallery since 2013.                  




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