Lisa Carney

Montreal, CANADA

a multidisciplinary artist 

I let random color choices determine the tone of the work. One color inspires another and so on.

Lisa Carney – her colorful abstract art!

The drips, splashes, scrapes and scratches in her art happen spontaneously and come together to create a cohesive whole.

At what age did you know you wanted to be an artist?
I have painted and sang all my life. I was lucky to grow up in a musical and artistic family. I was surrounded by artists, musicians, woodworkers and artisans. All of which have contributed in some way, to the creative person I am today.
Which classical or contemporary artists have inspired you?
I have a mix of favourite artists and they have all inspired me by their concepts and techniques. Pollock, Richter, Rothko… I absolutely love Cy Twombly Lepanto series. These large works are vibrant, organic and have lots of drips! There are so many other great artist that I admire. Just too many to name here. All I can say is that I tend to be attracted to abstract expressionism, minimalism and color field paintings.
How would you describe your artistic style?
I paint floral abstract landscapes that sometimes resemble large wildflower fields in my GeoFlora series. I also paint flower petal explosions in my Petal Burst series and minimalist landscapes in my GeoHorizon series.
When did you first sell an artwork? How did you feel?
My first sale was of a small painting of abstract flowers some years ago. I was excited and delighted that I had touched someone enough with my piece that they wanted to buy it.
What's your workstyle? Do you work on one piece at a time or work simultaneously on multiple pieces?
I work by intuition, relying on instinct. My process involves developing several paintings at a time, allowing me to explore many ideas that I divide by themes in series. I paint mostly with acrylic on canvas, naturally making unconscious decisions about what colors to use and how I will blend them to my satisfaction. In a fast and vigorous way my energy is deployed onto the canvas. By creating this way, I want my work to go beyond traditional landscapes.
How do you get the inspiration for a new piece?
I let random color choices determine the tone of the work. One color inspires another and so on.
Tell us a bit about your personal life ...
Born and raised in an artistic family on the Gaspé Peninsula, I now live and work in Sainte-Anne-Des-Plaines, Québec. Both locations inspire my desire to create with their scenic panoramas full of life.  I have been happily married to a wonderful and patient man for the past 19 years and enjoy a calm peaceful life with our three cats.
I paint floral abstract landscapes that sometimes resemble large wildflower fields in my GeoFlora series. I also paint flower petal explosions in my Petal Burst series and minimalist landscapes in my GeoHorizon series.

A few pieces from Lisa Carney’s gallery

Flower Meadow

Purple Prairie Clover

Why they love Lisa Carney’s art

Sara Cook, United States

I am very pleased with my purchase! It is being framed in an “over the top, ornate” frame in contrast of the organic simplicity of the painting. I am excited over this newest addition to our collection of art.

Cathy Moore, United Kingdom

The picture is exactly as viewed on line, except the depth of color is more vibrant. It came well wrapped and packaged Lisa is really helpful – we had a few discussions on shipping options (framed or rolled) and we resolved customs issues quickly. I would definitely recommend this talented artist and will be following her – would love to own more of her work.

More about Lisa Carney

Shows & Exhibitions
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    GeoFlora, Grilladin Restaurant, Mont-Laurier, QC

 

2013   GeoHorizon, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Hilaire, Maison Paul-Émile Borduas, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC

 

2013   Panorama Geologique, Centre Culturel Vanier, Châteauguay, QC

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017   Fait Maison, La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Saint-Boniface, MB

 

2017   The 9th Annual Square Foot Show, Paula White Diamond Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON

 

2016   Open Studio, Sainte-Anne-Des-Plaines, QC

 

2016   Quoi De neuf, L’Artothèque, Montreal, QC

 

2015   Warmth, E.K. Voland Art Gallery, Montreal, QC

 

2015   Espace Fresque, Val-David Church, Val-David, QC