My foundation in art starts with music as all compositional elements and principles are directly transferable from the ear to the eye.
In the last decade I have returned to painting with a passion. I have brought all my knowledge of musical composition, expression, timing, tempo, rhythm, and musical dynamics to the canvas. The transference of music to art has been an amazing journey for me as I never stop learning about what it takes to create great art.
I am always looking for the answers to problems that arise in painting through my knowledge of music. I am continually painting by shaping phrases of music. I paint entrances and exits whether it be leading into light or exiting from shadow. I measure values by comparing sounds from whispers to shouts and use qualities of sound to express texture on canvas.
My art studies have given me tremendous emotional satisfaction but the constant comparing and contrasting of it to music study has provided a wealth of intellectual stimulation. There have been many teachers along the way who have helped shape my vision. Camille Przewodek who taught me to worship the light, Jeanette LeGrue who brought my still life paintings to a higher level and Kristen Le who instilled a crucial awareness of edges and shapes in my painting. You can see more on my website: Lisa Gunn Art