Featured Art

FRED LISAIUS

Fred Lisaius studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Pratt Institute in New York. Now a resident of Seattle, he draws inspiration from the breathtaking natural environment of the Northwest.

“I’ve always been interested in the beautiful chaos of the natural world in contrast to the controlled and often patterned human environment. In my sketches and paintings I add and subtract pieces of color, line, and shape until chaos and order coalesce.”

Lisaius integrates contemporary themes, including genetic engineering, into his acrylic paintings of avian landscapes. Repeated layers of glazing impart nuances of color and subtleties of light to his pieces.

“I strive for a luminous quality in my paintings. The glow feels like warmth or hope or like its about to reveal a mystery. I want my paintings to be interesting from a distance or from very close. “

“In my paintings, birds, insects and flowers are both real and imagined species. I like the way it creates a sense of discovery, as if you are seeing something new for the first time. And I like the way it questions our relationship to the natural world. “