About

I am an artist that does not like to be confined to one medium or technique. I love colour and I love to accentuate the hints of colour that you see within nature.
I draw, paint, sculpt, wood burn and do timber work, mainly hollow wooden surfboards.

My recent creative journey started just over 18 months ago, what started as creativity therapy has led me on a journey I would never have thought imaginable, and whilst at times it has been hard I would not change a minute of it.

Here is a bit of background about myself and the journey that has led me to where I am now.

I left school at the age of 16 and I completed an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts in the following four years. I concentrated mostly on sculptures and my true love was in wood carving.

After completing my studies life got busy with work, marriage and kids. I still kept my hands busy with different things, but finding time was always a struggle.

The last 18 Months I have spent my time focusing on creating and I have found a love for palette knife painting. I try and paint almost everyday and now this fire is re-ignited within myself I know that I will always find the time to keep it burning.

I once read a quote that said 'The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul', I am not sure who said it, but it sure resonates with me and it has been a desire I have had my whole life, from winning my first colouring in competition at the age of 2, to the desire that still grows inside of me now.

Education

1997-2001 Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts

Exhibitions

MARCH 2016 - THIRROUL SEASIDE FESTIVAL​JULY 2016 - LIVING LINES - GROUP SHOW - PROJECT CONTEMPORARY ARTSAPCESEPTEMBER 2016 - VERVE - RAW - OUW UNI HALLOCTOBER 2016 - LUCID DREAMERS - CLIFTON SCHOOL OF ARTSNOVEMBER 2016 - HARBOUR HOUSE - THE OLD WOLLONGONG COURTHOUSEDECEMBER 2016 - RENEWAL - GROUP SHOW - PROJECT CONTEMPORARY ARTSPACEAPRIL 2017 - THIRROUL SEASIDE AND ARTS FESTIVAL - GROUP EXHIBITION - THIRROUL LIBRARYAPRIL 2017 - COLOUR WHEEL -GROUP SHOW - PROJECT CONTEMPORARY ARTSPACESEPTEMBER 2017 - RAW 'NEXT' UOW UNI HALLSEPTEMBER 2017 / HIRE A WALL FEST _ PROJECT CONTEMPORARY ARTSPACE

Press

http://www.sheskills.com.au/fempowered-an-interview-with-lisa-fahey-from-sapling-designs/

Influences

www.saplingdesigns.com.au

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Acrylic palette knife painting on stretched boxed canvas ready to hang.
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