Happy Summer Solstice to all of our awesome friends! To celebrate the beginning of all things summer, we are kicking it off with a brand new artist for the KCAC Artist Lifestyle Project! This week we are happy to jump into the world of local artist Lisa Ferro-Ryan (@lisaryancreates). Lisa’s work popped up on our feed several weeks ago as we went down the social media rabbit hole and we just HAD to invite her to join in on all the KCAC Instagram fun. Her playful images and bright colors are the perfect way to welcome summer to all our awesome followers!
SO, without further ado, here are a few words about Lisa, her work and her method:
“I fell in love with mixed media because it’s so messy and playful. I enjoy all the stages if it so much. I like getting my fingers in the glue and then playing with the layers of paint and other media to see where I can go with the painting. Most of the time I don’t have a plan, but I abstract a form that I see from the paint and papers. When I do have an image already in my mind I still work with the layers of media pulling out the images that I find like pictures that you see in the clouds. When I am painting I lose myself in the work and my only focus is on figuring out the puzzle in front of me and the story that wants to be told comes out every time. ”
We are very excited to see what Lisa has in store for us! Here are a few images of her artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…
Be sure to follow Lisa on her KCAC Instagram journey starting tomorrow Thursday, June 22nd – Tuesday, June 27th!
If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle