Artist

Artist Statement

I am an acrylic painter from Fredericton NB, who loves bright colours and working with various mediums to add textures to my work. My abstract paintings are inspired by my love of music as well as combinations of colours.

In my recent collection of work, I start with music. I listen to some chosen songs and I let this music direct my choice of colours and movement in my work. I come back to the piece many times to add layers. When I am all done, I sometimes come back to add some images or I leave it as is. It all depends on the music and my mood.

Music is very colourful, I try to portray that physically in my work.

Artist Bio

     Spending summers on the beach with sand on her feet, and winters surrounded in snow up to her chin, Lise Dumas Richard grew up in Bathurst New Brunswick. Fredericton became her permanent residence, after having lived in metropolitan cities as well as smaller cities across Canada. No matter where she has lived, she likes to explore all that the area has to offer.

Lise studied Fashion and Fabric Surface Design at the College of Craft and Design in Fredericton, NB. She later graduated with a degree in Fashion Merchandising Communication from Ryerson University in Toronto. She worked as a graphic and web artist full time for a few years, and in 2004, she began offering volunteer art workshops for children in schools. One of her first big volunteer projects was in 2009, when she prepared mini workshops for every classroom at École des Bâtisseurs. The resulting artwork was used to decorate for the Christmas concert. 550 kids participated in this project.

In the fall of 2010, Lise began to teach art, as well as focus full time on her own artwork, working independently as a painter. Her painting style is fun and whimsical. She paints with textures and bright colours, which all reflects her positive and easy going attitude. Lise loves to snowboard and travel with her family, and of course, paint in her studio with her dog “Surfer” by her side.

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One of her favorite quotes:  “Leap and the net will appear.”

Education

Fashion Merchandising Communication Degree, Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Fashion Design and Fabric Surface Design, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.

Explorations in Colour, Workshop with Denise Richard.

Abstract and Non Objective painting, Workshop with Deanna Musgrave.

Golden Hands on Mediums & Gels Workshop, with Andrea Warren.

Photo, Print, Paint: Golden Digital Mixed Media with Andrea Warren.

Art Shows and media

Marché de Noel, Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne, Fredericton NB November 28th

Paint the Town for Hospice, Fredericton NB Aug 14-15 2015.

Summer Auction at Isaac’s Way, 2015

Summer Time Fun, solo art show at the Fredericton Public Library. July 2-30th, 2015 (see more)

Congrès Mondiale Acadien, duo show in Grand-Falls NB, August 2014 at the Centre Sénéchal.

Group Show, ”Exposition Parallèle (Hors-Éloïze)”, April 26th to May 4th 2014 at the Galerie des Bâtisseurs, Fredericton NB. (see more)

Group Show, ”Commitee” , Annex members show at the Playhouse Annex, August 2013

Group show with the Fredericton Society of Artists, May 2013. (see more)

Interviewed for CJPN radio (90,5 fm), Thursday March 28th, 2013.

Solo art show, H2O at the Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne in Fredericton NB, March 21st to May 30th 2013. (see more)

Group show at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton NB, Nov 28th to Dec 12th 2012. (see more)

Group Show with the Fredericton Society of Artists, November 2012 (see more)

Duo show, ”After Midnight” and ”Fredericton-A Green City”, at the Playhouse Annex, October 2012 (see more)

My paintings are regularly on display at Café Cé d’Ici, since October 2012

Group show, Gallery Connexion’s members show at Gallery Connexions. July 2012

Group Show, ”Ambiguous Rainbow” , Annex members show at the Playhouse Annex, July 2012

Interview with Radio Canada, June 8th 2012. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xb9c73io16cgnng/Lise_MnT.m4v

Interview with Telegraph Journal, June 8th 2012.

Auction, Issac’s way’s summer auction, juin 2012. 

Group show, ”Spring Fling”, with the Fredericton Society of Artists, June, 2012.

My paintings are regularly on display at M&T Deli on Queen Street in Fredericton NB since Jan. 2012.

Group show, with the Fredericton Society of Artists. December 2011.

Awards

Awarded ”Prix Racines 2012”, nominated by the Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne for all the projects I have done to introduce art in and around the community.

Volunteer of the year award Prix Guy-Daigle, 2010, given by the Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne, nominated by École des Bâtisseurs.

Volunteer of the year award Prix Guy-Daigle, 2009, given by the Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne, nominated by the parent comity of École des Bâtisseurs.