Encouraged by her parents and grandfather, a painter, Lisa Scadron began oil painting lessons at age eight and has been making art ever since. A native of Tucson, Arizona, she has exhibited artwork in the U.S. and internationally, including at the Tucson International Airport, Roche Diagnostics, Tucson Medical Center, galleries and group shows in Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Tucson, and Mumbai, and in solo shows in Tucson and Mumbai. Her art is part of non-profit, corporate and hotel collections in the United States and private collections in the United States, Europe, New Zealand, and India.
Lisa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology with a minor in Art History from Stanford University and an Integrative Health Coaching certification from Duke Integrative Medicine. She creates paintings and prints in her Tucson art studio, offers workshops in Writing for Your Health to non-profit and corporate clients, and helps individuals build a foundation for habitual self-care.
acrylic, glass beads, metallic leaf on linen canvas with painted edges
40in x 40in x 2.5in each panel (2 panels)
this painting works in all directions
acrylic, ceramic stucco, metallic leaf on linen canvas with painted edges
40in x 50in x 2.5in
this painting works in multiple directions
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About the Process
I grew up immersed in Southern Arizona's beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape. The influence of that desert's color and vastness, combined with my early travels around the world, helped me understand that I innately visualize my surroundings, natural or man-made, in terms of shapes, colors and compositions.
Exploring materiality in service of beauty, I configure multiple layers of textures, vivid colors, and iridescent materials into abstract paintings that are at once ethereal and earthy, expressing my visceral connection to the landscapes of the Southwest and the scapes in my mind. My prints originate from sections of my paintings that I digitally transform.
My creative process is an antidote to my tendency to overthink almost everything, as the act of making forces me to be present, favoring what feels right in that instant, instead of insisting on preconceived images and ideas. I follow “mistakes” and “tangents,” using them to navigate the unknown territory of a work in progress. When I play with materials and trust the process, beauty coalesces from the layers of media.