This painting was inspired by white azalea shrubs near a creek. The title is based on a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke about flowers and their relationship to earth, faithfulness without burden, and the idea that we should also live with these things in mind. The edges are painted white, and it is wired to hang

- Lisa Manes-James

So Faithful To Earth

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

30" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 0 oz.



Lisa Manes-James
Visalia, 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.