About Lisa D'Amico, MFA, PhD
“Every new painting is a deep breath. A new beginning to tell a story using color and creativity."
Translating and provoking emotions are the primary focuses of Lisa's artwork. She strives to reproduce the varied facets of feelings through her deep fascination with color, shape and composition and the struggles that occur between them.
Her creative process usually begins with a series of sketches, which serve as her inspirational catalyst to canvas, paper or wood. Her techniques for the actual artwork often involve building up areas of color through the application of many layers of paint, latex, compounds and resin to achieve vibrant color effects and multitudes of texture.
Lisa is an ivy league educated artist and educator with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts in addition to a Doctorate in Education. She is a NY and NJ certified art teacher with over 20 years teaching experience. She has been exhibiting her artwork since childhood and has received numerous awards and accolades along her journey. Her most recent honors are the Weir Masterpiece Award and the Visual Artist of the Year Award from the Arts Council of Rockland.
Lisa is the creator of the annual small works exhibit, Inside Small and the co-founder of The Bluefield Artists and the Rockland Arts Festival. She is also an accomplished curator and a published author who continues to dedicate her life and career to the arts and education.