Lisa Hayden is a contemporary artist painting in a modern coastal style, with a focus on abstracted landscapes and seascapes. A Massachusetts native, she studied painting at the University of Miami, where the vibrant colors of the warm ocean, palm trees, and architecture have combined with a life in New England to form a lasting influence on her art for over 25 years.
A creative force in her work is a love of the ocean and nature; paintings often explore the intersection of human feelings and the natural world. An expression of both abstract concepts and landscapes through color, texture and motion is behind each piece of art.
The ocean and its colors and fluidity is visible in many of Lisa's pieces, whether it's the bright Florida waters or a winter's day on Cape Cod. The textures and colors in nature inspire her throughout the changing seasons in New England. The mountains and forests throughout the United States, from Maine to Arizona, are expressed in many different ways in her abstracted landscapes.
With the category of acrylic paint, there are a variety of formats used to create the artwork, including soft and heavy body acrylics, fluid acrylics, paint markers, high flow acrylic, and acrylic ink. Each has its own way of expressing feeling through color and texture differences. Using a mix of brushes, palette knives, and tools to work with the various acrylics adds texture and detail to each painting.
All paintings are on gallery wrapped 1.5" canvas.
When painting with watercolors, Lisa uses a technique that is closer to acrylic painting in texture and intensity.