Lisa Snow Lady
PAST EXHIBIT: August 17 - October 1, 2022
Lisa Snow Lady is a Seattle native who's acrylic paintings and mixed media works inspired by her surroundings portray the beauty found in everyday spaces. She uses her colorful palette to elevate the ordinary with themes of the urban landscape, gardens, and interior spaces. Lisa received her BA in Fine Art/Art History, and her BFA in Painting from the University of Washington. She also has degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Edmonds College. During a long career in graphic design she cultivated strong compositional skills, and color sensibilities which continue to inform her artwork.
She has exhibited widely regionally, and has been represented by several prominent galleries including The Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle, Simon Mace in Port Townsend, Museo on Whidbey Island, and Imogen Gallery in Astoria Oregon. Currently Lisa is represented by Harris Harvey Gallery in Downtown Seattle. She enjoys combining her drawing skills and background in horticulture by teaching classes through the UW Botanic Center, the Volunteer Park Conservatory, and in private gardens. In 2019 she taught travel sketching through the Winslow Art Center to a group of students in the Medieval Hill Town of Trevi in Italy. The University Medical Center, Evergreen Hospital, Overlake Hospital have her work in their collections, and in 2010 Swedish Medical Center in Ballard made a 23 painting purchase. She has won numerous awards and distinctions for her artwork. In 2021 Lisa was awarded the prestigious SOLA award for women who have dedicated their lives to making art. She was also selected to be on the 2021 ShoreLake Arts Artist Roster.
My paintings and collages are about everyday spaces and the ordinary things that surround me. I believe that beauty and evidence of the divine are found in these often overlooked visual moments. Through harmonious simple shapes, color and balance, I work out my recurring themes of interiors and gardens. I am also struck play of light and shadow.
The collage cats in this show grew out of a teaching opportunity I had with young boy. Chris wanted to learn how to draw his new kitty, Max. Through these lessons incorporating various materials including cut and torn paper collage, I found myself inspired to create a series of cats of my own, based primarily on my two furry companions - to express their personalities. I found collage to be a perfect (Purrfect!) medium to apply to this theme, creating layer upon layer of this colored papers for their fur.
At that time I was also taking a color theory class and chose to use each of these collages as a vehicle to play with a new palette. This has become one of my favorite series.