Thursday, June 30, 2022

Featured Exhibitor: Lisa Fertig




Lisa Fertig’s Artist Statement

I paint in two distinct styles, representational and abstract, which may at first appear irreconcilable, but are in fact two aspects of the same journey. For one, I venture out. For the other, I venture in. For both, the outcome is the same.


My representational work embodies my response to the environment, particularly to the countryside and to the shades, shadows, and colors of early mornings and late afternoons. As I paint, I recall and re-experience the peace and freedom of the open air as well as the spectacular and captivating qualities of the great outdoors.
This meditative act of creating art about real places inspires and
centers me in my life.


When painting in abstract, I travel inward, exploring and responding to progressions of thoughts and emotions deep within my mind. Free of visual constraints, these intangible introspective meditations take no recognizable form. Instead, they manifest themselves as successive, unfolding, and spontaneous adventures in color, texture,
and composition.


No matter how or what I paint, whether the inspiration comes from within or without, the destination remains the same. I achieve relative moments of closure, of completeness, and of peace. Most importantly, my art affirms my belief in the oneness of body, mind,
and the world in which we live.



What motivates you to create?
While painting realistically what motivates me is trying to capture the essence of the light and how it plays on the composition. When painting non-objectively or abstractly the painting will direct me as the process continues making intuitive decisions.

What was your first memory of making something?
When I was 8 I told my parents that I wanted to paint, it was at that point that I felt a strong desire in my soul to express my feelings through paint.

What do you think sets your designs apart from others?
My background in art school was graphic design and I feel that with that structure in addition to the fine arts field my paintings are unique that it is a combination of both fields.


What do you love most about craft show vending?
What I enjoy the most about exhibiting at Art Fairs is the people and the interest and feedback that I get from them about my work. It is always helpful to see what other people see in my work.

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