Art – the universal language. It is such a personal and self expressive form of communication. We especially love how art can be used in interiors to bring impact and meaning into the space.
Today on the blog we are chatting with the gorgeous Lisa Morgan, a self-taught and motivated artist based on the Sunshine Coast. Sourcing inspiration from her surrounding environment and motivation from her art orientated family upbringing.
Her unique style and creative inspiration has created some incredible storytelling pieces, some of which we have been lucky enough to use in our project over the years.
Today we share our Q&A about Lisa, her art and her widely successful business.
What sparked the motive to start Lisa Morgan Art?
I have been a full-time practicing artist for the last 15 years, and before that, dabbled part-time, or whenever there was a gap in family and work life to paint. There came the point when I knew that I needed to commit to an occupation that made me happy every day, gave me back as much as I put into it, and made my heart sing!
Where do you typically source inspiration for your pieces?
My daily surroundings are a huge part of what inspires me with my work. ‘Noticing Everything’ was the title of the very first painting I sold as a full-time artist – noticing the small details of my daily walks helps inform what I bring to my canvases. Being observant to the changing seasons, the minutiae of the landscape I inhabit, to the shapes and forms and marks that I walk by and see each and every day. So usually, my work is about the landscape, either internally or externally but certainly a mixture of both – my reaction to my world as a whole.
At what age did you start painting?
I have been painting since a child. My mother was a full-time artist and sculptor and as children we were always sitting around in her studio dabbling with crayons or paint or pencils, or generally just making a mess and having fun. My husband and I were full time potters for many years in the late 70s and 80s, he made the pots and I decorated them so there was always a brush in my hand.
What is your proudest moment being an artist?
So many moments are special. Possibly one of the most recent was being selected to contribute to our local Noosa Regional Gallery with a piece for an affiliate exhibition of the Victorian based ART+CLIMATE = CHANGE 2019 festival. Shining a light on climate change and how the power of art can spark conversation about climate change and hopefully incite action.
What does the future look like for Lisa Morgan Art?
Although I am getting older now, I am still so very excited at the possibilities ahead, to how my work may look in ten years’ time, to teaching my grandchildren how to live with and love art, to exploring new ways of seeing my work on canvas and to hopefully producing work that makes people who purchase happy to come home to every night.