Lisa Rowley has been a contemporary abstract painter for the last twenty years. She lived in Florence , Italy, where she studied art and art history and now lives in Atlanta where she is surrounded by a thriving arts community. She is inspired by the work of amazing artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Richard Diebenkorn, Willem De Kooning, Wolf Kahn, and her great grandfather, Stephan Mautner, who was a brilliant watercolorist from Vienna, Austria.
In addition to working with watercolor, she has become increasingly interested in encaustic painting, which now forms a large part of her work. Involving organic and sustainable materials, encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, employs using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. Because it is important to Lisa that her artwork is approachable, she hopes “that it appeals to a broad audience, not only admirers of contemporary art…” which is why she creates a wide range of color palettes and designs. www.lisarowley.com.