lisa j. pettit
My love for drawing since childhood and my background as a graphic designer play an important role in directing my art. With each medium, I outline my subject or doodle, then revel in the exploration of adding textures, features, colors, and distractions to breathe life into the scene or piece. This vitalization of the image adds an unplanned element of fun to each piece and is one of the most enjoyable parts of creating them.
I took my first printmaking class in the fall of 2001 and in 2010 I discoverd a whole new type of canvas when I signed up for a ceramics hand-building and surface design class at The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia where we lived for 2.5 years. I continue to hand-build on my own, in classes and workshops and to enjoy this adventure that has endless creative possibilities.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Moorhead State University in Minnesota.
In December of 2013 my husband, dog and I moved to Austin, Texas where I continue to create.
Besides art, I love dogs, biking, travel, kayaking, and sunshine.
MOST RECENT MEMBERSHIPS
MEMBER of Texas Clay Arts Association
MEMBER of The Contemporary Austin
Past member of Washington Clay Arts Association
Past member of Del Ray Artisans
Past member of The Art League
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