ABOUT THE ARTIST
Vancouver based abstract painter, Lisa Farrell, brings spontaneity, direction and strength to her mixed media pieces. Lisa starts her paintings intuitively, without thought of the end product, and spends time experimenting by adding and scraping away acrylic paint, collage, pencil and other media. Once she has multiple layers on the canvas or board, she applies her knowledge from past work as an Interior Designer to analyse, edit and bring forward her final result. Lisa consciously uses the elements of design – shape, colour, space, form, line, value and texture – to direct and create work that is fresh, integrated and dynamic. She strives to catch your eye at a distance and invite you to take a closer look at the fine detail and history of layers beneath the surface.
Lisa lives and works between the forest and the beach on the beautiful Pacific Northwest coast, and is influenced by the nature around her and the juxtaposition created by its contrast to the urban architecture and gritty alleys of her neighbourhood.