Artist of the Month: Lisa Goren
Loring-Greenough House will be back to hosting their Thursdays on the Lawn and we are welcoming our Artist of the Month, Lisa Goren. Lisa's art has taken to all kinds of places, but she calls Jamaica Plain her home. Her beautiful watercolors have been mentioned in the New York Times and we are thrilled to host her works on our walls for the month of June. Join us on June 1st from 5 pm to 7:30 pm to meet the artist herself.
Lisa Goren was born in California and raised in NYC. And yet, she has dreamed of Polar landscapes since she was in her teens. Her first trip took her to Antarctica where she was inspired and captivated by the landscape. She has also traveled to Iceland, Alaska, and the High Arctic to increase her understanding of the Polar Regions. Her watercolors show an unfamiliar landscape in a new light. By using vibrant colors and taking risks with different surfaces, she makes the viewer reevaluate their understanding of both these landscapes and their beliefs in the potential of the medium. Her works create questions about the nature of abstraction and our planet as many of her pieces are representations of unfamiliar, threatened terrains.
Lisa’s work can be found in personal collections all over the world, from Australia to Iceland, and the United States. She was awarded a place on the 2013 voyage of The Arctic Circle, an artist residency sailing near the North Pole. This “trip of a lifetime” was chronicled in an article she wrote for the New York Times (https://nyti.ms/1PAO5mr) and led her to her next phase of her Polar work. She had two pieces in “Gaia - Les femmes et l'ecologie” in Paris to coincide with the COP21 Climate talks.
Lisa has been working out of Boston, Massachusetts for the past 25 years and is a board member of the National Association of Women Artists (Mass. Chapter). She was named Artist-in-Residence for the South Shore Art Association, 2016-2017.
To learn more about Lisa, visit her website.
About Focus Real Estate's Guest Artist Program:
We firmly believe that we are Jamaica Plain community members first, and business owners second. Our goal is to host local artists and craft artisans in our space every month to help broaden our reach in the town that we love. We are actively searching for future artists. If you know anyone that would be interested, please have them email us!