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/
She rocks, I have known that for quite a while and her ladies are incredible. xoxReplyDelete
Welcome to the Late Bloomers! Being in the zone is one of the most amazing feelings ever... it's like an addiction :) Best, ErinReplyDelete
Love what you are doing here for Late Bloomers Teresa! Thank you for including me.ReplyDelete
Hi Corrine...YOU rock and thanks!
Hi Erin...you are so right and thank you!
Great interview - and I agree Lisa rocks and so does her art! Thank goodness she finally got to it - lolReplyDelete
Loved the interview, Lisa, and her ladies. Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Lisa is wonderful, I love everything about this lady, her passion for life makes me envious, she is truly fabulous!!ReplyDelete
It was lovely to learn a little more about a blogging friend here today.ReplyDelete
Lisa's work is wonderful! This blog is new to me, thanks for the good reading.ReplyDelete
Lisa's art is beautiful and such an inspiration to me! Although I've never actually "met" her in person yet...I feel proud to call her my friend.ReplyDelete
Lovely interview with a very special artist.ReplyDelete
Lisa is amazing in both her art and her nurturing soul. Her work is honest and speaks to me on many levels.
I bet that is one lucky golden retriever!
A beautiful interview!!...LOVE Lisa's unique work!!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful interview. I just LOVE looking at Lisa Art. She is definitely talented lady, with such a sweet soul..ReplyDelete
Thank you all...I am humbled by your comments. So happy to know you all...what a blessing you are!ReplyDelete
Great interview Lisa! I'm proud to be in the flower vase with you.ReplyDelete
I love hearing people's stories, especially artists. It's strange how it kind of just appeared for you one day. It was always there of course, you just used it in musical way. Also in other ways too I'm sure.
I would love to have a musical family. My sister played violin and we taught ourselves little piano songs on an old upright piano we had in our den. But none of us grew into it. It must be so nice to have you and your son playing music in your house. Magical!
It's wonderful having you here in Late Creative Bloomers Lisa. Love your story. Welcome!ReplyDelete