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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 working mostly in oil paints. She 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.

I studied Commercial Art and Graphic Design in college, but my favorite part of the curriculum was the drawing class. I had the privilege of studying under world reknown colored pencil artist, David Dooley, for two years. It was during that time that I first discovered the possibilities of colored pencils. He introduced me to the technique of layering colors multiple times to develop a depth and richness to my works that I hadn't dreamed possible. In the past couple of years I've also begun experimenting with oil pastels. I really enjoy working with these pastels since they seem to be a perfect blend of the oil painting techniques that my mother used and the layering techniques that I've used with colored pencils. I still have a lot to learn with the oil pastels and I'm having a blast experimenting with them while I learn.

You may contact me directly regarding commission work or questions about my artwork. Just send an email to: lisablissrush@gmail.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
Tri-County 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 for 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 Logansport Art Association 106th Annual Fine Art Show: Featured Guest Artist; Show Judge
2017 Kokomo Art Association & ARTWORKS GALLERY July 2017 Featured Guest Artist
2017 LaFontaine Arts Council Fine Arts Show, Huntington, IN