Wednesday, August 6, 2014

LoLa Artist Lisa Anderson Paints Abstractly on Canvas and Tile

By Sharon Parker

Painter Lisa Anderson works with acrylics on canvas to create large abstract compositions featuring blocky geometric forms in earth tones, sometimes adding other media for texture and contrast, giving the paintings a rustic patina.

She has also been dabbling in painting tiles, both as purely decorative objects and for use as coasters or trivets, and collagraphy, a form of printmaking that involves gluing various textured materials to a block and then printing it.

This is her first LoLa and she’ll be showing at home, site number 47 on the forthcoming map (4131 39th Ave. S.), on her back patio. And we’re going to have beautiful weather for LoLa weekend, so you’ll enjoy visiting her there to admire her paintings and enjoy a few refreshments.

What inspires/informs your art?
I'm obsessed with color, texture and layers.  I love the idea of creating something from nothing that inspires emotion in other people.

What do you like about LoLa/why did you join?
I love having a community of artists in the neighborhood.
I also think being part of the art crawl will be a lot of fun.

Are you planning to do anything special for the art crawl?
Refreshments most certainly. Cheese, wine, water, fruit, that sort of thing.

See more of Lisa’s artwork on her website, Lisa Anderson Paintings. 

LoLa art crawl maps will be available at the Longfellow Community Council's Corn Feed on August 14 at Longfellow Park, at the Midtown Farmers' Market on Saturday, August 16, and at Longfellow Market, 3815 E. Lake Street, also on August 16 (noon–2). After the 14th, maps will also be available at businesses all around Longfellow.

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