Lisa V. Denison is an artist living and working in the Washington D.C. area. Prior to moving to the D.C. area, Lisa taught drawing and painting, studio art, and art history for Norfolk Public Schools, elementary art in Chesterfield County Schools, Richmond Virginia for a total of 16 years. Lisa received her B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1984.
“I came from humble beginnings, which I am so grateful for. It taught me valuable lessons, in particular to push my creative mind, and to see things in a different light. Drawing or painting is a sacred space for me that has always allowed me freedom to play, escape, and reflect.”
Lisa’s art is a representation of ordinary life, the good, and the not so good. Many subjects include social injustices depicted through objects and arranged to depict a message. The paintings often symbolize a social, economic, environmental, or humane animal treatment message. Creating a painting that has a strong message hidden or represented by simple objects is a common thread in Lisa’s work.
In her mixed media /contemporary paintings, there are multiple symbols and hidden images woven in a tapestry of colors that tell a story or reveal a message. Lisa has created commissioned work for Restaurateurs, Advertising Agencies, Medical Offices, and private residences. Lisa is a participating artist at Compass Atelier Masters Artists Program.
“It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from; we all have a story to tell – it is woven in our DNA. This is what propels me to paint.”