On the UAS Barewalls (screening room)
“Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it.”
What I am exploring as an artist is our relationship to the natural world. My work is an exploration of the lines and colours, the cadence of western Canadian landscape. Nature depicts a condensed life cycle. By observing the elements of the natural world we can observe all phases of life: birth, growth, demise, and regeneration. I am fascinated by the way natural world illustrates the interconnection of all things.
Building on these themes Frozen Bow includes a series of paintings on created on top of photographic image. The mixed media pieces created with oil and charcoal, although firmly rooted in nature lean towards the abstract. The pieces presented speak to a personal philosophy of natural world and peace.
Thank you to Calgary 2012 for their support of this project.
Peace. Creativity. Real Beauty.
Lisa Tornack has been working professionally as a painter since 2002. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts, with distinction from ACAD, in Calgary, AB, Canada. Since then, the artist has taught a variety of community art classes and has been privileged to coordinate numerous art exhibitions, fundraisers, and festivals. In 2008, Lisa was accepted to an artist residency at the Centre D’Art I Natura located in Farerra, Spain.
The completion of this intensive residency allowed for experimentation with a variety of mediums, resulting in tremendous professional strides for the artist. Currently, Lisa continues her studio practice, exhibits, and works facilitating art classes for adults with developmental disabilities, in Calgary, Alberta. Lisa hopes to further elevate the value of peace, creativity, and beauty through both her life and art.