Lisa Manes-James
Visalia, California

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.

30" x 40" , oil painting

This Vast Landscape
40" x 36" , oil painting

What Lies Ahead
40" x 36" , oil painting

One Thing Leads To Another
36" x 36" , oil painting

Like Water on Stone
48" x 60" , oil painting

The Shape of What You Lived
30" x 40" , oil painting

Outward into the Open
36" x 40" , oil painting

Striving to Rise and Ripen
50" x 31" , oil painting

The Sky-Doors Opened
60" x 36" , oil painting

A Lavish Banquet
36" x 36" , oil painting

Inquire or Comment about Lisa's Work

Lisa Manes-James 2/15/2015 | 1:06 PM

I'm so glad you love the painting! It is one of my favorites. Thank you for your positive feedback, and I wish you many years of enjoyment! Lisa

ecperl 2/14/2015 | 2:27 PM

We recently bought a large (48"x48") painting from this artist on Ugallery, and we love it!! It's going to be an amazing statement piece on the wall in our living room. The colors are vibrant, and the textures of the painting are interesting too. Ugallery was easy to work with as well, and the painting arrived pretty quickly & packaged very well.