Trusting the Process & Exploring Materiality

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.

I use acrylic paints, metallic leaf and mixed media, applying as many as ten layers on a canvas or panel and then excavating into those layers with palette knives and other tools. Playing with the materials allows me to be present in the moment of making. I use that space to explore “mistakes” and “tangents," navigating the unknown territory of a work in progress. If I am patient enough to trust my creative process, beauty coalesces from the layers of media.

About the Artist

A native of Tucson, Arizona, Lisa Scadron’s formal visual arts training was primarily through her public fine arts magnet schooling. Encouraged by her parents and grandfather, a painter, Lisa began oil painting lessons at age eight and has been making art ever since. She has exhibited artwork in the U.S. and internationally. Her art is part of corporate, hotel and hospital 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 Coach 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. 

Information about Lisa's health coaching and workshops.

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