I attempt to capture light and color that breathe life into the subjects I paint. I wish to carry the viewer on this journey with me, to find interest in the ordinary.
I have always loved art! However, I chose to pursue a degree in education and pursued a career as a school counselor, got married and started a family; which left little time for art. I grew to miss it. During the past five years, I have immersed myself in painting every chance I get and reading all I can about art. I reconnected to my original love for art. I love how it feels to start with a fresh piece of paper. It�s like I�m seeing something for the first time, when I study it to paint it. I apply paint and can�t wait to see what happens. Pablo Picasso was quoted as saying, 'Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.' This is what I am attempting to do � return to the art I love and see the world with fresh new eyes. ...The world is anew. It�s full of vibrant colors, compositions, and perspectives. It feels like a rebirth. I paint with acrylics, watercolors and soft pastels. I will also consider commissioned work on request.
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Louisiana Watercolor Society
Louisiana Art and Artists' Guild
Zachary Artists Guild
Awards and Recognitions:
2014, Juried into National 45th Annual River Road Show
2014, 2nd place for 'Mardi Gras Glitter' in the LAAG summer member show
2014, 1st place for 'Good Bedfellows' in the ZFest Arts & Music Festival
2014, 1st place for 'Creating' in the Art for Madisonville exhbit
2014, Juried into 2014 Brush with Burden Art Exhibit (Old Coffee Pot Gumbo)
2013, Juried into the National 44th Annual River Road Show
2013, Gallery in Joie Petite Designs at 4257 Church Street, Suite 104, Zachary, Louisiana
2013, Louisiana Watercolor Society spring member show, receiving the honorable mention ribbon for 'Two Elephants'
2013, March-May, Utility Bldg in Zachary, LA next to City Hall
2012, CAHA Exhibit for Chamorro History month, Guam
2012, Women's Art Show - Infinity Exhibit, Guam
2011, Artisans of Guam, solo exhibit Sept-Oct at DFS Galleria, Guam
2011, CAHA Roving Art Exhibit, Guam
2011, Women's Art Show - Infinity Art Gallery, Guam
2010, Creative Hands : Pacific 2010 Exhibit at the Isla Center for the Arts - University of Guam
(featured work Latte Stone, High Voltage Hibiscus, Inarajan Bay) 'Inarajan Bay' was chosen as the featured magazine cover of the spring UoG catalogue.
I ALSO OFFER COMMISSIONS. Email me your favorite photograph. I can transform it into a watercolor painting, acrylic on canvas, or pastel painting. Email your jpeg and we can discuss the best option. If you prefer, I can take the photos of your subject of interest, such as a loved one, family pet or treasured objects arranged into a still life. I involve you during the entire process. I will sketch preliminary ideas. If this meets your approval, I require a 50% deposit to cover materials and time involved. The balance is due after you view the final painting and it meets your approval.
My prices are based on size and difficulty level of the subject(s). A painting 12x16 and smaller is $2 per square inch. Larger than 12x16 is $1.50 per square inch. Here are standard size/price guidelines. I will certainly do custom sizes as well.
Prices are for a subject of one person or animal and a simple background. Additional figures involving faces or hands will have an additional charge depending on complexity and size. I will be happy to discuss details after viewing your jpeg photo.
Shipping will be $25 + depending on size. Insurance is included in the price of the painting.
Copyright-All rights to the paintings are owned by the artist, Lisa Girouard Pope