Meet the Artist
Artist’s Statement by Lisa Purcell
Instead of trying to reproduce exactly what I have before my eyes, I use color in an abstract way to express myself forcibly. I use colors that are exaggerated, more energetic, more expressive than those I actually”see”in my subject. I also greatly simplify the shapes and forms of the objects I am painting – bringing out only what is essential, integral to my subject. Additionally, I have begun to experiment with how pigments interact with each other, begun to use various medias together – sometimes in unconventional ways. More and more I have started paying attention to the physical qualities of the paint itself, its texture, color and shape.
I have worked in Watercolor, Gouache, Pastels, Egg Tempera, Acrylic, Water-Soluble Oils, Alcohol Inks, and Mixed Media. Created Found Art/Construction Sculptures and Mobiles using: Found Items, Odd Bits, Natural Ephemera and Recycled Objects. I am now exploring the possibilities of digital.
Note: My older works have the signature, "LP". I changed my signature. My favorite uncle is "Uncle Imp". The lower case of my initals appear to spell his name. He now has Alzheimer's. This is my tribute to him.