More and more I love to experiment with abstraction. It's amazing how realism with some abstraction somehow looks more true than when rendered using just realism. It creates a moment. I believe the cropping on this model also creates a sort of mystery. Just her on a simple but dramatically lit back round. A momentary pause in time and space.

- Lisa Nielsen


Oil painting on stretched linen
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

16" h x 12" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Lisa Nielsen
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Getting to Know Lisa

There’s a certain innocent joy that comes through in Lisa Nielsen’s artwork. She finds beauty in the everyday and often ordinary, whether it’s painting a pretty girl in the garden or spending time with her daughter at Chipotle - and let’s face it, what isn’t beautiful about a burrito bowl? Lisa likes to say she captures moments in the journey of life. What we see in her art is all part of her life philosophy: to be still, to breathe, to exhaust the small moment.