I used to work as a nurse - but my whole life changed when I became a patient myself.

 

I realized who I was fully made to be and found the confidence to say I am an artist!

The night my painting of a small child giving a 'fist bump" to a Peace Officer in a courthouse hallway earned Best in Show at the National Arts Program (NAP) Philadelphia Employee's Art in City Hall Exhibition in 2016 something changed. I could see a future where my hobby had purpose and influence.

 

It led directly to the opportunity to volunteer and collaborate with the Souls Shot Portrait Project, explore ways to improve my art and design skills and take steps to start my own business.

Keeping a GOOD view requires a commitment to be physically strong, mentally stable and spiritually connected - art helps me achieve a balanced life I love. 

If someone were to ask, I like working with oils because they have a forgiving nature. They may take a bit of extra time, encouragement and grace but allow me to  work out any problem, if I just keep painting.

 

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Becoming An Artist Started With A Fist

"It Starts with a Fist" 24 X 36 Oil on Canvas   (2016)

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What People Say

Samantha in Bucks County, PA

This is by FAR my favorite Artist and painting I’ve ever purchased! I received a BEAUTIFUL beach painting from Lisa. I wanted something “beachy” but not the norm you find in stores. LISA DELIVERED! She painted such a gorgeous scenery, from just the right angle. I get so many compliments on it, and definitely find myself daydreaming I was in that spot listening to the waves. Every painting she paints tells such a beautiful story!! Thanks again to the amazingly talented Lisa, you are the best!!!

I Have Always Been Creative
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And  I am all about healing!

Life will either hold us in place or push us forward.

  • May be we have been to the same places?

  • Seen the same things?

  • Had the same experiences?

  • May be we have completely stories to tell?

My painting "Chestnut Hill Memorial" received  the Second Place Award in the Intermediate Artist Category the following year at the National Arts Program (NAP) Philadelphia Employee's- Art in City Hall Exhibition in 2017.

When art speaks to your heart, it was meant to be shared. Mine was shared on social media by the group Heeding God's Call to End Gun Violence.  I am honored to speak through illustration.

I know that is why I love what I do!

 Reception for City Employee's Art in CIty Hall  (2017)

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"Chestnut Hill Memorial" 9 X 12 (2017)

 "We plan - and God steps in with another plan for us and He is all-wise and the most loving friend  we always have helping us."  - Nettie Fowler McCormick

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