Silicon Valley Open Studios

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Artist: Lisa Kerr

Fiery Fall
Title: Fiery Fall
Description: Oil on Linen Panel
Media: Painting
Size: 11 x 14
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Contact Lisa Kerr


Phone: (650) 248-9238

2019  Showings

May 11 - 12 , Site: 97
6 Tevis Place
Palo Alto, CA 94301


About Lisa Kerr

One of the primary reasons for me to paint is the desire to capture and retain a
conceptual image of the places and vistas I find most beautiful, and the people in my life that I love. While it is not possible to recreate in oil and canvas the full experience of sound and wind and smells of life at the ocean, the process of observing over a period of hours and matching or interpreting colors onto the canvas reinforces and enhances my feelings and memory of a place in time. Looking back on paintings over the years, I can recall those moments, and these interpretations are more meaningful than a photo. Similarly, when painting a portrait of someone I know, the act of marking down the angles and shapes of the face and subtle lines and expression engages me into their character and personality. During the portrait painting process, it is almost meditative, and sometimes long neglected memories of interactions are rediscovered.