I started drawing in Sept of 2009 when out of boredom I sketched a picture of a chair in our living room. It took me three hours to sketch that chair, but while doing it I felt like I was "in the zone" as so many artists say. If there is a "zone" I was definitely in it because I felt like I had tapped a part of my brain that had never been used before. I had always been in the arts in some way...dance...music...crafts...but drawing felt different, maybe because it had something to do with being in my 40's and having grown children. I am not sure. Four months later I started using acrylic paint after a friend suggested it and I was completely hooked.
My passion? Many things...family for sure...I have only two sons, but a large extended family that keeps us very busy. I spend hours on the phone talking to family and visiting family. I have one son that lives in Montana (we live in Kansas) so trying to stay connected to him and his family is a challenge, but it's so important to me. I also feel very passionate about art..looking at it and making it. Music...I used to play piano and cello...now my iPod is my instrument of choice. You will hear everything from movie soundtracks to Beethoven to Radiohead to Journey at my house. My youngest son is studying classical piano so our house is constantly filled with music. I absolutely love to hike...though it's hard to find the kind of hiking we like in Kansas so we don't get to do it often, just a few times a year. I adore being outdoors so I work in my yard and take daily walks with my Golden Retriever. I love coffee, iced cafe mochas and Barnes and Noble.
You can find me here on my blog and from there you will find links to other places like my art for sale gallery and Twitter and Facebook.http://lisagrahamart.blogspot.com/