The sandy, weathered environment of the coastal heath is where Lisa draws inspiration for her current work. Continuing in her pursuit of carefully rendered still-life paintings, she paints the gnarled twists and turns of the primitive-shaped plants of this area, placing the ‘wild’ within the calm and peace of softly-hued interior scapes. Relying on soft transitions in light and colour, the works create ‘quiet’ and provide a space for introspection; for revisiting memories and forging understandings of our links to place, home and nature. They seek to rekindle the wonder and innocent veneration that nature commands so much more when we are young.
Image: Swamp Banksia Low Glass, 61 x 91cm, oil on canvas.