I'm not sure if you are aware but "It takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile, that makes it 2.5 times easier to smile. I hope my paintings will help you to smile and maybe brighten your day, they are not full of hidden meanings, not in the texture or under the layers of paint, only an interest for shapes and patterns in nature and a strong passion for colour. My observations and passions for colour and shapes have been the heart of my work from a very early stage. I remember at a young age describing what it was like to be short-sighted and the first time seeing through my new glasses. I was only mildly short–sighted so it wasn’t a bolt of lightening moment but my new glasses gave outlines to the branches that made up trees, things in the distance were no longer just shapes and patterns but everything had sharper edges and much more detail. Many of my paintings are less about realism in nature and more about the sculptural forms made of it, which I believe has evolved from these early realisations and descriptions of the differences. I use each mark from my palette knife as a piece of the jigsaw and as I add more pieces the painting grows into the competed puzzle. Whether each piece is one petal or a whole flower, I feel it is the strokes and marks that make up my paintings and not just the subject matter that I have chosen. Because of this, each painting is my impression of a moment, of these moments you can choose to see them any way you like. See flowers or jigsaws it dosen't matter as long as you see something you like and something you can connect with and of course I hope you also get continued enjoyment form it. This site gives you the opportunity to view and purchase original art work and prints by Lisa Dear. Many of her Original Oil paitings are also available in greeting cards and writing sets, this make Lisa's art easily accessible to everyone. You can also commission Lisa to paint individual pieces of work from your own photographs.
Biography: I have a BA(Hons) Degree in Visual Arts from De Montfort University in Leicester and since graduating I have developed my work in to two main avenues, Oil Paintings of Nature and Animals. Much of my work is based on abstracting and depicting movement from a small snap shot of time in nature, whether it is animals or plants. I enhances these shapes and patterns through my use of texture and layering of paint, this difference in depth also helps to define the highlights and shadows of the chosen subject matter. Flowers and organic forms feature heavily in my work but I have also been lucky to experiment with many other subject matters and different methods through my commission work. These have given me many new avenues to explore in areas I would not have otherwise considered. I feels that these new challenges continually add to the development of my work.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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