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Le Violin Ancien [France]
Lisa M. Syverson
33 in x 41 in
Price: On Request
Sunset in the Peloponnese [Greece]
Lisa M. Syverson
28.5 in x 36.5 in
Price: On Request
Sunflower Fields of Provence [France]
Lisa M. Syverson
24.5 in x 16.5 in
Price: On Request
A Fisherman's Dream [Greece]
Lisa M. Syverson
21.5 in x 27 in
Price: On Request
A Sultry Day and the Gift of Peaches [Greece]
Lisa M. Syverson
35 in x 27.5 in
Price: On Request
Artist Bio
Artist:  Lisa M. Syverson
Biography:  Lisa M. Syverson was born in Park Ridge, Illinois. Her artistic talents were nurtured at a very young age. Her mother was artistically gifted. She provided Lisa with new experiences and the artistic tools needed to experiment and explore ways to express her imagination and the world around her.

At Lawrence University (Appleton, WI.), Lisa was inspired by a professor who helped her realize her artistic talents and potential. With his guidance, she pursued several art schools and received a scholarship to attend The Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, Maryland.

At MICA, Lisa embraced the opportunity to do in-depth study and exploration, developing her gifts and challenging herself to grow to a higher artistic level. During her studies, she was influenced by many artists, such as Degas, Monet, and Manet, as well as a contemporary Spanish painter, Sunol Alvar, who had a major influence in the development of her work.

One summer, Lisa began her lifelong dream to travel which took her to Turkey. She gathered personal stories from the people she met (ranging from remote villages, to gorges and seaside towns). From these stories she created several paintings about the Turkish people, their life and culture. Her travels continued over the years to England, Scotland, Jamaica, Mexico, France, Greece, Italy, and Belgium. Each of her extended visits to those countries resulted in volumes of photographs, stories, sketches, and research to aid in the development of her paintings.

Lisa has exhibited throughout the United States and overseas, and has work included in private collections. She has received several prestigious awards for her work, including the American Advertising Award, Forbes Magazine, the NYC Society of Illustrators, and a CAAP Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

Lisa welcomes commissions for site-specific projects for private collections and public art.

SELECT GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006- 2011, Stories from Afar: My Journey in Colour - Traveling Exhibit:
City Olive . Chicago, IL; Urbanest . Chicago, IL; Homestead Lighting & Decor . Oconomowoc, WI; On the Deck . Oconomowoc, WI
2006 Stories from Afar: My Journey in Colour; One-woman show - Maple Avenue Gallery . Evanston, IL
1991 & 1992, Art for Arts Sake; Vermont Harvest: An Exhibit on the Contemplation, Cultivation and Consumption of Food; Helen Day Art Center . Stowe, VT
1990, Bazak International/Private Collection . New York, NY
1989, Gracie Mansion . New York, NY; Wood Art Gallery . Montpelier, VT
1986, Anne Reid Gallery . Princeton, NJ
1984, Society of Illustrators . New York , NY; Cultural Exchange Exhibit with China, Morgan State University . Baltimore, MD; Gallery GI5A, Morgan State, Murphy Fine Arts Center . Baltimore, MD
1983- 1985, The Maryland Institute, College of Art . Baltimore, MD; Decker Gallery . Fox Gallery . Space Gallery . Thesis Gallery

HONORS & AWARDS
ART
1998, CAAP GRANT/CHICAGO DEPT. OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS . CHICAGO, IL; A series of paintings created to reflect travel experiences in Greece and Italy
1984, CULTURAL EXCHANGE EXHIBIT WITH CHINA . BALTIMORE, MD - The Maryland Institute, College of Art Juried exhibit of selected etchings; THE WALTERS MUSEUM OF MODERN ART . BALTIMORE, MD - Nomination for the Walters Traveling Scholarship: Thesis on Turkish Art
1983, THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS . NEW YORK
1981-1984, THE MARYLAND INSTITUTE, COLLEGE OF ART . BALTIMORE, MD - Maryland Institute Academic and Achievement Scholarships & Grants; The Alumni Assoc Award; B.F.A. Degree Exhibition, Participant in the Undergraduate Exhibition Juried Shows
1979-1981, LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY . APPLETON, WI - Lawrence University Academic Scholarships; Honor Society; Lawrencium Photo Editor Award.
DESIGN
2002, FORBES MAGAZINE . ONE OF TOP 4 WEB SITE DESIGN FOR CULTURAL TOURS - July, 2002: Design of the Epiculinary.com Web Site
2001, AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARD . NEW YORK - 2001 For the Design of the Epiculinary.com Web Site
EDUCATION
1981-1984, THE MARYLAND INSTITUTE, COLLEGE OF ART; Baltimore, MD [Full Scholarship/Cum Laude]; B.F.A. Visual Communications (Graphic Design & Illustration)
1979-1981, LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY, Appleton, WI

Statement:  Lisa’s lifelong dream has been to touch and enrich the lives of people around the world through her creativity and imaginative works of art. Her artwork expresses her insatiable love of people, cultures and travel, sharing their intriguing stories, and seen through the colorful tapestry of patterns, symbols, color, and textures. She teaches us to see, not just observe. She has developed unique techniques in her paintings that provide brilliant color and depth - capturing the essence of their experience and environments. In her giclees and photographs, she has created digital painting techniques that take photography to a new, and unique levels of creative expression.

Lisa has begun to focus her artistic intention on health and healing. She is exploring how her art can encourage health and well-being for all those who come to interact and appreciate her work. She has a particular affinity with children and young adults. She enjoys teaching and nurturing their creativity through workshops and classes. Lisa looks to develop new projects and commissions which will allow her to express these new directions.