Lisa Lariviere Lorenz was born in Montreal, Canada. While working at the Canadian National railway she studied Marketing, Advertising & Graphic Design at Concordia University's CCE. In 1996 Lisa left the corporate world to travel and work aboard. She has lived in Switzerland, South Korea, Denmark, and South Africa. She is now living and working in Basel Switzerland.
Her extensive travels have given her a very broad outlook of the world, as well as providing inspiration for her paintings. Painting her impressions of her travels is the way she reminisces and shares colorful scenery and memories.
Her artwork features realistic subject matter that she stylizes with a vibrant color palette, bold lines, form and a fanciful decorative allure. She works mainly from her imagination and her work is characterized by creative compositions, exaggerated perspectives and her strikingly effective use of colours and patterns.
You will also discover the interesting use of the cloisonnism style in her artwork where she outlines her design with a fine brush painting a bold contour emphasizing her artwork. This gives her work a beautiful stained glass effect infusing a vibrant energy. Her lively vivacious compositions are consistently delightful to look at and evoke a sense of happiness.
Lisa's unique style has captured the attention of many and have become recognized and sought after worldwide.
Passionately and romantically is the way I live and the way I paint. I love to travel and I am inspired by the beautiful places I visit. In particular, the exquisite European architecture, colourful coastal villages, harbours and the sea. I am intrigued by the beauty of nature and flora with its beautiful colours and organic shapes.
I create unique, vibrant and stylized paintings. I paint the way I see things, the impressions they leave on me and the way I want them to be seen. I want my paintings to captivate my viewers so they explore the details of my compositions.
I work mostly from my imagination and travel memories. I work with acrylics, which I adore for their intensity and versatility. I paint with bright colours, bold lines and experiment with juxtaposition of shapes, patterns and perspectives. I use the cloisonnism style extensively in my artwork outlining with a fine brush emphasizing the colours, shapes and structures in my compositions.
My paintings are one of a kind in nature and each piece is done with hours of passion and devotion. I know I have achieved my goal when my painting makes you smile!
Education: Concordia University CCE: Marketing/Advertising & Graphic Design Certificate, Montreal Quebec,1995; Migros Schule (Language School), German Language Classes, Basel, Switzerland: 1996–1999; Private Painting Instruction with Korean Artist Sunim Koh, Seoul, Korea: 2001-2004
Exhibitions: • Print/Frame Gallery, Bedfordview, JHB, South Africa; • Melrose Arch, JHB, South Africa; • Ottawa Art Expo, Ottawa, Ontario; • Festival International des Arts de Montreal (FIMA), Montreal, Quebec • Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa; • West Carleton Arts Society, Ontario; • Ottawa Cottage Big Backyard Show; Lansdowne Park; • Gatineau City Hall, Images sur Toiles, Quebec; • Ottawa Art Association • Ottawa Little Theatre, Ontario; • Art in The Park-Cumberland Farmer's Market, Ottawa; • Galerie de la Rive, Rockland, Ontario; • Broadway Bar & Grill, Rockland, Ontario; • Hellerup Indraming & Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; • Gallery Alpha, Namdaemum, Oksu-dong, Seoul, Korea; • La Tavola, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul, Korea; • Koh Studio & Gallery, Oksu-dong, Seoul, Korea
Awards, Publications, Press:
Selected: • ESHG (European Society of Human Genetics) 2 of my paintings for their international meetings: Colours of Nyhavn, May 2017 Copenhagen and my Wonder of Paris in June 2013, Paris Meeting; • Trader Joe's: Painting selected for Greeting Cards; • Barnes & Noble: Painting selected for Book Cover: A House Rejoicing: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,
Featured/Awards: • A Distinctive Style Magazine 2nd Quarter & 3rd Quarter Publications, 2010; • The Empty Easel, July 2007; • Featured Artist at Imagekind, RedBubble, Zazzle, Greeting Card Universe Print Companies 2006-2020; • Gallery de Rive, Rockland, Ontario: People's Choice Award, August 2009 & 2012.
Press: • Ottawa Citizen Newspaper: Article about my Hand painted Muskoka Chair donated for auction for the Cancer Society, April 2, 2011; • CTV A Ottawa Morning Show: TV Interview about my Muskoka Chair Donated for Auction for Cancer Society, March 29 2011; • Cottage & Big Backyard Show, Ottawa, Ontario, April 2011; My hand painted Muskoka Chair selected & displayed at the show; • Orleans Star Newspaper: Featured: Focus on local talent; April 3, 2009 & March 31, 2011. • Le Journal Vision Newspaper, Rockland, Ontario: Paintings featured from Exhibit, December 2009.