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Lisa Bliss Rush

Lisa Bliss Rush

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"A painter should begin
every canvas with a wash of black
because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by light."
-Leonardo DaVinci

“I like to create art that is fun; art that makes people smile. I don't over think my art or attempt to find deep philosophical meaning to my works, I just create what seems fun and beautiful at that point in time. Sometimes it's nostalgic, sometimes beautiful, or sometimes just a little quirky - and that's okay. I've been creating art since the time I could hold a crayon. My mother was a wonderful amateur artist and taught me the value of good composition, color mixing and looking at the world through an artist's eyes. I've discovered over the years, that beauty is not determined by the subject matter, but rather by the way you look at it.”

Lisa studied Commercial Art and Graphic Design in college, but her favorite part of the curriculum was the drawing class. She had the privilege of studying under world renowned colored pencil artist, David Dooley, for two years and during that time discovered the possibilities of colored pencils. She has worked primarily with colored pencil since that time.

Lisa currently lives with her husband and family on a small farmstead in rural Carroll County, Indiana.

Contact the artist directly regarding questions about artwork or purchasing original artwork.
Email: lisablissrush@gmail.com
Website: www.lisablissrush.com
Follow my blog at: http://www.lisablissrush.wordpress.com
Follow me on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lisablissartworks


Memberships:

Hoosier Salon
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
Kokomo Art Association
Logansport Art Association


Events, Exhibitions, and Competitions:

2014 Old Settler's Annual Art Show, Tri-County Art Association: Best of Show, 1st Place Drawing, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Pastels
2014 2Chic Art Gallery, "Retro Show" group exhibit
2014 Celebrate the Arts, Delphi, IN
2015 2Chic Art Gallery, "All About People" group exhibit
2015 Logansport Art Association, 104th Fine Art Show and Competition: 1st Place Professional Division, Judges Award
2015 "Forgiveness" featured art on DilemmaMike.com blog
2015 Old Settler's Annual Art Show, Tri-County Art Association: Best of Show Award
2015 Art on the Avenue, Logansport, Indiana: Honorable Mention
2015 Drawing Class "Colored Pencil Drawing," Delphi Public Library (6 week class)
2015 Tri-County Art Show at the Logansport Art Association
2015 Holiday Art Show, Delphi Opera House, Delphi, IN
2016 Logansport Art Association, Black & White Show
2016 Judge, Logansport Art Association Annual Area High School Show
2016 Judge Team for Logansport Art Association Wilbur Flory Scholarship
2016 Drawing Class "Advanced Colored Pencil Techniques" Delphi Public Library (6 week class)
2016 Kokomo Art Association 90th Annual Spring Art Show
2016 105th Annual Logansport Art Association Fine Art Show: Best of Show, First Place Professional Division, and the Virginia Murdock Award
2016 Kokomo Art Association Annual Pop-Up Show: People's Choice 2nd place award
2016 Logansport Art Association Annual Members Invitational Show
2016 Holiday Art Show, Delphi Opera House, Delphi, IN
2017 92 County Juried Art Show, Honeywell Centre, Wabash, IN; 2nd place Drawing Category
2017 Kokomo Art Association 91st Annual Spring Art Show: Best of Show, & 2nd Place Professional Category
2017 Judge, Logansport Art Association 106th Annual Fine Art Show: Featured Guest Artist
2017 Kokomo Art Association & ARTWORKS GALLERY July 2017 Featured Guest Artist
2017 LaFontaine Arts Council Fine Arts Show, Huntington, IN
2017 Hoosier Salon Annual Members Exhibition, New Harmony, IN; Honorable Mention
2018 Published in Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine, January 2018
2018 Judge, Logansport Art Association Annual Area High School Show
2018 Kokomo Art Association 92nd Annual Fine Art Show; 2nd Place, Professional Category, Honorable Mention, Professional Category
2018 Logansport Art Association 107th Annual Fine Art Show: Judges Award; Tri Kappa Virginia Murdock Award
2018 Judge, Tippecanoe County 4H Fair Painting and Drawing Category
2018 Blackford County Arts Center/Arts Place Juried Art Show; 4th Place Award
2018 Indiana State Fair Art Competiton