Lisa Beaman was born and raised in Bradford, MA. She received a B.A.
in Art from the University of Massachusetts. She moved to Austin 25
years ago with her husband Joe, a native Texan who is the Chairman
of the Mechanical Engineering Dept. at U.T Austin. Lisa and Joe have
Lisa worked in the fabric medium for 20 years, establishing herself
as one of the leaders in the contempory art quilt movement. Her quilt
work was often representational and narrative, incorporating figures
and objects to examine emotional ideas.
As an artist with many sources of inspiration, she felt a need to
change direction in 1998. She began working with oil paint on canvas,
and found the medium allowed her to immediately and directly express
and apply her ideas. She studied the painterly techniques of the old
masters, and employs a personal version of such techniques for an
individualist approach to representational art. Lisa’s work
is characterized by a bold expression of subject matter, manifest
through a rich use of color and tone, which creates texture and depth
on the surface of the canvas. She continues to explore all kinds of
subject matter including figures, still life, animals and landscapes.