I was born in Hull, Québec and soon found that I loved travelling, sketching and painting. As a start, I took several classes in pencil and charcoal drawing at the Ottawa Art Institute. After marriage, I moved to Toronto then Winnipeg where I studied Interior Design. Upon moving to Calgary, I found my first passion, Photography. During the following years I concentrated on improving my artistic side with photography but always wanted to go back to drawing and painting but could not work these into my busy schedule.
Now that I am retired I found my new passion in Acrylic painting, which I now combine with my love of photography to plan, detail and construct my paintings. I take numerous photos of what interests me and of places I travel but with the purpose of turning them into a painting. Several of my paintings were inspired by the fascinating buildings I photographed on a recent trip to Portugal, France and Spain.
I have taken free-style painting classes with Angela Kilby an artist and teacher who lets you find your own ideas and style. I updated my drawing skill with France Tremblay a renowned Kanata artist. Also, I have participated in Art festivals such as “Art for Africa” in Kanata and” Passion for Painting” festival at Cedarview Golf and Country Club. I displayed my paintings at Brush Strokes Art Store and Gallery, in Carleton Place.
Currently, I am a member of the Ottawa West Art Association (OWAA) which maintains a gallery display at the Goulbourn Recreation Centre in Stittsville, ON, where you can find some of my painting presented as well as on their Website www.owaa.ca
Paintings by Lise
Passionate expression in Acrylic