My Art is defined through the magic of a blank canvas where I create a place that may be whimsical but only exists in my reality. I love producing a mood with exciting colors and unique compositions and welcome everyone into my imagination to view art with a new perspective. When I developed a series of Impressionistic Watercolors from photographs, which were taken during Sunday outings in Massachusetts, I always edited the image. I enjoy limiting the details so the viewer has a chance to visit these paintings with their personal history and hopefully it will bring back a special memory. With my Acrylics, Mixed Media and Monotypes I fabricate places and exaggerate my perspective by skewing the images. They give a childlike view of the world but through the experience of an adult mind. I incorporate images that lean and sometimes extend outside the borders of the canvas. These designs express my refusal to be confined by an inner ear imbalance which I live with daily. I believe humor is the doorway we may enter to survive challenging times. We have all been touched by crisis either personally, through a family member, or a close friend. I choose to remind people of the inner joy and hope to achieve this through my love of color, choice of subject matter, and the light in my paintings. Art can take you away on a mini vacation - just sit back, relax and dream~
Lisa Freidus has won more than 30 awards in four different mediums - Acrylics, Monotypes, Mixed Media and Watercolors. Her work is in many public collections including Chico's Corporate Office, Fort Myers, FL; the Middlesex Savings Bank, Sudbury, MA; St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Brighton, MA; and Bay State Medical Center (Chestnut Building) Springfield, MA. One of her numerous private collectors is Jim Maritan, the former VP of Strategy for Staples. Her painting "A Perfect Day" was chosen as the cover image on the August, 2015 edition of Happenings Magazine in Fort Myers, Florida. The artist was featured in Woman’s Day Magazine in an article “Woman In Small Business” written by Robin Warshaw, Professional Artist Magazine “Artists share their Aspirations for 2013” by Renee Phillips, Stillpoint Arts Quarterly fall edition 2013 “Interiors” by Christine Cote and featured in several articles by Tom Hall, Reporter for “The Examiner” representing South West, Florida. She has displayed her art in many one-person and group exhibitions including the prestigious online gallery “Manhattan Arts International” where she received two Awards of Excellence. Each year she donates a painting to “Arts for ACT” to their annual live Auction Gala which is held in Fort Myers, Florida and in 2013 she was honored as one of the “6 Artists of ACT.” This nonprofit organization and art gallery provides help to woman of Domestic and Sexual violence and Human Trafficking. Lisa studied at the Danforth Museum in Framingham, Massachusetts with Michael Dowling, creator of “Medicine Wheel Production” for World Aids Day, and Teri Malo who is included in “100 Artists of New England”.

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