Lisa Walker’s love of art has always been a part of her life but painting has only recently become an integral part of that love and appreciation of art.
For thirty-four years Lisa worked in the professional arena where she retired two and a half years ago from Southern Company. “Once I retired I realized I had a clean slate before me. I could do anything I wanted to do. A friend invited me to take an acrylics painting workshop with her, just for fun, so I did. The rest is history, I picked up a paint brush and knew what I wanted to do with my clean slate.”
Through trial and error she has discovered that the medium of oil, rather than acrylic, is what she loves best. Taking workshops and classes every chance she gets, Lisa is constantly broadening her study of and greater appreciation for the world of art. She has studied with local artists Beth Bradley, Amy Collins and Sharon Gates and has traveled nationwide to take workshops under Shauna Kunz, Laura Lanford, Amanda Lovett, and Craig Reynolds. She has found that every artist contributes something new and exciting to the learning process. “Two of the greatest influences in my art have been my two younger brothers both of whom are accomplished artists. They have inspired me more than anything else. After hours of watching them paint, discussing theory and composition, and being open to helpful critique of my work, I have developed a passion for painting. That’s all I want to do.”
“With a never ending desire for growth and improvement , I am constantly striving to expand my knowledge and style. Art is a delicate balance between the visual concept and each artist’s technique. It is a form of expression for the artist but it is also a form of interpretation for the viewer. A painting tells only a part of the story. I want the viewer to look at my work and be able to complete the story in a way that is unique and pleasing to that viewer.”