Lisa Kyle

Joined Artfinder: Oct. 2015

Artworks for sale: 306

(5)

United States

About Lisa Kyle

 
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  • Biography

    As far back as I can remember, I have loved to draw and paint. I always wanted to be a painter.  Even while I began practicing architecture, I studied painting. I took classes wherever my husband and I lived – at SMU in Dallas, at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah and at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Maryland.  More impactful, I also studied privately with many artists including Scott Christensen, Jill Carver and Lori Putnam.  My dream was always to paint full time, one day, some day. 

    I spent many years as a residential architect, squeezing in time to paint whenever I could: early mornings before going to an office, or on the weekends after chores.  In 2006, I had a sort of rude awakening when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I realized that a lot of the cliches are true:  life is short, life can turn on a dime, you should follow your dreams, and there is no time like the present.   After finishing cancer treatments in 2007, I began to make a plan:  to live somewhere beautiful and to paint for a living.  I now know that dreams can indeed come true.

    It took a few years for my husband and I to get here, but we moved to Maine in 2016!  We live in an old 1830’s farmhouse that we renovated and restored.  Like most old houses, it is a work in progress, a never-ending project.  In 2017, I began painting full time and have relished every moment of it!  I love exploring the areas around our home in mid-coast Maine and also Acadia to find inspirations to paint!  I love trying to capture the energy and emotion of a landscape in paint.    I love knowing that I am finally where I am supposed to be.

    I begin paintings with sketches, and often paint plein-aire or on-site.  I have learned that I am a fair-weather painter though!  In the winter, I paint in my studio, using sketches, on-site paintings and photographs as sources of inspiration.  Whether they are created in the field or in my studio, I try to capture some of the beauty of the natural world –

    the quality of the light,

    the simple yet compelling forms of the vernacular architecture,

    the subtle colors of the meadows,

    the magic at sunset. 

    I am constantly stunned at the ceaselessly changing blues of the waters, whether they are the ponds, rivers, or the ocean.

    The more that I paint, the more convinced I am that Art is Important – it feeds our soul.  My calling is to lift up nature by creating beautiful objects so that others can live with the beauty and serenity of nature in their homes.

    I am excited to help you bring some moments of wonder into your home.


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Biography

As far back as I can remember, I have loved to draw and paint. I always wanted to be a painter.  Even while I began practicing architecture, I studied painting. I took classes wherever my husband and I lived – at SMU in Dallas, at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah and at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Maryland.  More impactful, I also studied privately with many artists including Scott Christensen, Jill Carver and Lori Putnam.  My dream was always to paint full time, one day, some day. 

I spent many years as a residential architect, squeezing in time to paint whenever I could: early mornings before going to an office, or on the weekends after chores.  In 2006, I had a sort of rude awakening when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I realized that a lot of the cliches are true:  life is short, life can turn on a dime, you should follow your dreams, and there is no time like the present.   After finishing cancer treatments in 2007, I began to make a plan:  to live somewhere beautiful and to paint for a living.  I now know that dreams can indeed come true.

It took a few years for my husband and I to get here, but we moved to Maine in 2016!  We live in an old 1830’s farmhouse that we renovated and restored.  Like most old houses, it is a work in progress, a never-ending project.  In 2017, I began painting full time and have relished every moment of it!  I love exploring the areas around our home in mid-coast Maine and also Acadia to find inspirations to paint!  I love trying to capture the energy and emotion of a landscape in paint.    I love knowing that I am finally where I am supposed to be.

I begin paintings with sketches, and often paint plein-aire or on-site.  I have learned that I am a fair-weather painter though!  In the winter, I paint in my studio, using sketches, on-site paintings and photographs as sources of inspiration.  Whether they are created in the field or in my studio, I try to capture some of the beauty of the natural world –

the quality of the light,

the simple yet compelling forms of the vernacular architecture,

the subtle colors of the meadows,

the magic at sunset. 

I am constantly stunned at the ceaselessly changing blues of the waters, whether they are the ponds, rivers, or the ocean.

The more that I paint, the more convinced I am that Art is Important – it feeds our soul.  My calling is to lift up nature by creating beautiful objects so that others can live with the beauty and serenity of nature in their homes.

I am excited to help you bring some moments of wonder into your home.


 
 
 
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