Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Horlander.
Lisa, before we jump into specific questions about your art, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I finished college the same year my husband came home from Iraq (he was in the Marines). We needed a place to settle down and East Texas was where we originated from and so that is where we settled.
After many years of keeping my art close to home (Tyler) I started entering shows all over the US and was accepted into an Artist Residency at New York University for two months. That summer changed my style and gave me the knowledge to get serious with my career. I started showing my work all over Texas but discovered Dallas felt like the community I wanted to be a part of! I jumped on board with the Cedars Union, to have a space to make my art and network.
Has it been a smooth road?
No, it’s been full of learning opportunities! Balancing my career with having a family, including leaving them for weeks and even a summer, has been hard. But my husband is more than amazing and supportive, and so its always worked out. Also, I chose to live near family instead of moving to NY or LA. I have to work harder to get into big opportunities or to network, but getting to have the family memories feeds into my art.
We’d love to hear more about your art.
My art focuses on my fascination with nature. This obsession grew from my childhood under grand old trees and magnificent skies in the Piney Woods. I explore contours within nature and emphasizes the interaction of light and atmosphere from a particular transition in time. Based on my sketches of the pockets of wilderness within cities, I use shaped canvases like architecture, to commemorate the beauty of an ephemeral life and world.
I am known for the bright colors I use in my paintings and watercolors, along with the unconventional shapes of my canvases. They convey a sense of mystery and wonder that pulls the viewer into an almost unworldly experience.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Continually growing my network of collectors and artist community. Both go hand in hand and I feel that its important to know people. I plan to start showing work in NY by 2023, but I will always also show it close to home.
- Large Shaped Paintings ranging from $2500-$8000
- Medium Shaped paintings ranging from $800-$200
- Small studies (pop up sales on my Instagram) ranging from $40-$150
- Wood block prints $75
- Live painting for events $900 (finished painting included)
- Mural $50 per hour
- Website: lisarachelhorlander.com
- Phone: 903-539-2875
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @lisarachel
- Facebook: @lisarachel
- Twitter: @lisarachel11
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