This piece was inspired by the creeks and rivers of northern California's wine country. The cool water washes over stones and creates sounds and feelings of comfort. The message is about finding this comfort in our lives as well as in the natural world. "Like Water on Stone" is wired to hang with the sides painted black and a signature on the right lower edge.

- Lisa Manes-James

Like Water on Stone

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

48" h x 60" w x 1.5" d
15 lbs. 0 oz.



Lisa Manes-James
Santa Rosa, California

Getting to Know Lisa

Based in California’s Central Valley, Lisa Manes-James is a retired art teacher whose work is inspired by her physical, sensory, and emotional connections to natural environments. Her non-objective paintings explore the essence of nature through color, organic shapes, and varied textures. Lisa works intuitively with brushes and tools, adding and removing paint according to her instincts. She paints in oil, a medium she finds to be sensuous and rich. For the artist, the experience of painting is a metaphor for the internal and external forces that shape the soul. Her ultimate intention is to cultivate an awareness of the relationship between the natural world and human emotions, experiences, and existence.