This abstract oil painting was inspired by the Northern California coastline where the surrounding bluffs turn a golden yellow in the summer which creates a contrasting setting for the Pacific Ocean. The meaning and title refer to what lies ahead on the horizon and on the timeline of our lives.

- Lisa Manes-James

What Lies Ahead

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

40" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
10 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.