Lisa McLinden is a contemporary artist with a portfolio of distinctive work in the areas of landscape and seascape paintings. With a career that has centered on education and design, she has been mentored by well known artists in the fields of watercolour, acrylic, and print making, and has herself taught post secondary level courses in design, colour theory and composition. Lisa captures the interconnection between people and the natural world in her subtle work with the use of a muted, minimalistic palette and understated composition. Her interpretive works on paper, canvas, and wood are held in private collections by art admirers and nature enthusiasts alike.
Lisa currently resides in Ontario with her studio dog, Luna. In addition to painting, she teaches and mentors emerging artists in the fundamentals of painting, strategies for running a successful art business, and social media applications.
Like many artists, painting is a visceral and intuitive experience for me, a reflection of my two greatest passions – art and nature. I’m fortunate to live in a part of the world that never fails to present a stunning array of inspiration. As each season unfolds, it offers up a bounty of colour, texture, movement, and emotion. My paintings are simply my interpretation of these beautifully imperfect elements and are created using various strokes, layering, and mediums. Many pieces include textural elements which enables me to create depth and interest while working with the muted, subtle colours I am drawn to. The shores of Atlantic Canada continue to be greatest source of inspiration, as the landscapes are as diverse as its people. Much like my tendency towards quietly observing and reflecting upon the world around me, my work emerges from a desire to share my observations from a place of kindness, inquisitiveness, and wonder. It is my belief that we’re all connected by this remarkable planet we share, and it’s my hope that the beauty and gifts that have been bestowed upon us, are respectfully depicted in my work.
In my spare time, photography and music bring me the greatest joy, as does spending time with family and friends.