Artist
Lisa Manes-James Santa Rosa, California

Based in California’s Sonoma County, 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.

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    About The Artist

    Based in California’s Sonoma County, 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.

    Artist Statement

    My art references the natural world, based on observation, in which nature is seen as a reflection of the human condition. I am inspired by the physical and sensory qualities of natural environments and my emotional connection to places and atmospheres. My painting process is a free expression of my feelings, resulting in non-objective abstract explorations. With allusions to nature's essence of color, organic shapes and varied textures, I work intuitively with brushes and tools, patiently disturbing surface layers by covering and revealing, altering and adjusting. While the paint suggests a path through the work as it develops, the process evolves within my relationship to the marks. I keep some of these and hide others, knowing all that has preceded. This experience of painting becomes a metaphor for the internal and external forces that shape us as human beings. By engaging viewers' memory and imagination, I hope to promote attention and appreciation of place. My ultimate intention is to cultivate an awareness of the connection between the natural world and human emotions, experiences and existence.

    Artist Background

    Academy of Art University
    Master of Fine Arts, 2013

    California State University, Fresno

    Bachelor of Arts, 1997

    Hear What Collectors Say 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.

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