Born in Cronulla NSW in 1967 & now living in quiet bush land of Glenwood QLD. Lisa Stamos has much success painting since 2006 despite living with a major eye sight condition since birth "Kerataconas". She complements her painting which keeps her brain active with a small but busy healing massage practice to keep her physical body fit, her soul is renewed by both.
Lisa has an enate enthusiasm for nature which is completely evident in her work, her deep feeling and connection to animals and their habitats makes her a humanitarian, her artistic plight is to show these emotions through her paintings.
Lisa paints closeup views of her subjects as a chance to explore the essence of detail something that can often be overlooked. She paints primarily for herself and often see’s & feels much more than intended by the end of each work.
Working in acrylic, pastel & oil depending on the overall look of the finished work she has seen in her mind’s eye. Much thought goes into each painting before commencing and once she has started, Lisa allows for instinctual change until she knows it is complete. Using photos and memory, going straight to the canvas and drawing with her paint brush to achieve balance, adding colour and tone to achieve reality & a little impressionism a simple but thorough process.Her style is a unique one which through exploring realism she discovered came naturally from within.
Lisa has had much success from the first painting she did in 2006 which won the Encouragement award & sold At the Mary River Art festival Imbil QLD. She has won many first awards as listed below including the Open Award for her acrylic "Emotion" in 2016 at the same event in Imbil. Her works have been purchased & sort after Australia wide & include a collection in The fraser Coast Council, to her credit on a larger scale Lisa has painted the welcome to Glewood signs on roadsides in her area & a public mural on the Tiaro Shire library.
Each work sold comes with a letter of authenticity, history, painting care sheet, it is signed, sealed & dated. Framed pastels behind glass include insurance for breakage.
Ten percent of each sale is donated to wildlife organisations whom help save our animals & their habitats which is Lisa's way of paying back to the one's who have given her so much.
Be Kind To All
2012 Portraiture with Maxine Thompson at Gympie Regional Gallery
2011 Spontaneous expressive drawing with Kym Barrett at Gympie Regional Gallery
2008 Three days painting in Oils with Colley Wisson at Kenilworth Arts Festival
2005 One week painting & pastels with Chris Blake at Maryborough Art Festival
1998 Two day private pastel lesson with Bill Cromp at The Central Coast NSW
1978-82 High School Art
2018 Kandanga Country Club in association with Studio Trails .
2007 Inaugural exhibition "Wild & Endangered" at Gympie Regional Gallery
2013 Life Art Worldwide, Maroochydore QLD
2012 A Christmas Affair, Civic Centre Gympie
2017-18 A Break from competitions
2016 Open Winner- Mary Valley Art Festival “Emotion/acrylic”
HC Animal Life- Kenilworth Arts Fest “Infants/acrylic”
2015 1st prize Pastel- Maryborough Art Festival “In Deep Trouble VI”
1st Prize Acrylic- Maryborough Art Festival “Beach Bum”
1st Prize Seascape- Hervey Bay Art Society 32nd competition “A Moment in Time/acrylic”
2015-13 Four major eye operations to improve sight
2013 Finalist- Life Art Worldwide, Maroochydore “Life’s Luxury/acrylic”
1st Prize Seascape- Hervey Bay Art Society 30th competition “Shell Shocked/acrylic”
HC Wildlife- Maryborough Art Festival ”Fragility/pastel”
2012 People’s Choice- Maryborough Art Festival- “No Laughing Matter II/pastel”
2nd Prize Portraiture- Hervey Bay Art Society 29th competition “Lisa/pastel”
HC Portraiture- Hervey Bay Art Society 29th competition “Life’s Luxury/acrylic”
2011 1st Prize Wildlife- Maryborough Art Festival “Wishful Thinking/pastel”
HC Wildlife- Hervey Bay art society 28th competition “Happy Hour/acrylic”
HC Pastel- Gold Rush Gympie “Gathering of Kings”
2010 1st Prize Local flora & Fauna- Hervey Bay Art Society “Who’s Hoo/pastel”
1st Prize Animalia- Mary Valley Art Festival “Leap of Faith/acrylic”
2009 1st Prize Drawing- Maryborough Art Festival “Peacock/pastel”
HC Pastel- Maryborough Art Festival “In Deep Trouble III”
2008 2nd Prize Open- Hervey Bay Members Exhibition- “Born to be Wild/pastel”
HC Pastel- Gympie District Show- “Global Warming”
2007 HC Mary Valley View Point- Kenilworth Art Competition “No Laughing Matter/pastel”
People’s Choice- Mary Valley Art Festival “Bengal Tiger/pastel”
HC Spirit of Queensland- Gold Rush Gympie “Hervey Bay Humpbacks/pastel”
HC Pastel- Gold Rush, Gympie “Animal Head/pastel”
1st Prize Novice- Hervey Bay Art Society “Green Turtle/pastel”
HC Pastel- Gympie District Show “Red Eyed Tree Frog/pastel”
2006 Encouragement Award- Mary Valley Art Festival “Old Men of the Forest/pastel”
2016 Gympie Times Article 17th August: “Artist gives back to the creatures that inspired her” https://www.gympietimes.com.au/news/artist-giving-back-to-the-creatures-that-inspired-/3077894/
2013 Fraser Coast Chronical 7th September “Sea life comes alive with colour”at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
2007 Artists Palette Magazine Artmart October Edition
Nature with all her beauty & adversity along with the emotions & feelings that connect us all.
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