This triptych piece was inspired by clusters of pink Amaryllis in the open fields of the northern California landscape. These flowers seem determined to grow and "be" despite their vulnerability. The meaning of the work refers to the purpose of all living things in this world. This painting is on 3 separate gallery wrapped canvases with finished black edges. The individual canvas sizes (from left to right) measure 24" x 18", 24" x 24" and 24" x 18". It comes ready to hang.

- Lisa Manes-James

You Too, Were Born To Be

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

24" h x 60" w x 1.5" d
11 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.