Lisa Lee is a prolific and talented artist whose work embodies the rich cultural experiences and influences she has gathered throughout her life.
Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Lisa has always had a deep love and appreciation for the ocean and the natural beauty of her surroundings. This love led her to living and running her gallery full-time in the Florida Keys where she honed her skills as an artist and became an expert in the art of Gyotaku - an ancient Japanese technique used to make prints from fish.
Lisa's artistic journey took her around the world where she studied at some of the most prestigious art schools. She spent time in Scotland where she studied at the Edinburgh College of Art focusing on abstract painting and printmaking. Her most recent travels brought her back to Japan where she studied under Master Matsunaga and his colleagues focusing solely on the art of Gyotaku. Master Matsunaga has been a profound influence on her artistic style and philosophy. There, she learned the Takuseikai technique of Gyotaku established by Master Matsunaga himself who spent more than 50 years on the direct fish print method to create a fine art style of Gyotaku that is both organic and minimalistic at the same time.
Lisa's art is a reflection of her passion for the ocean and her diverse cultural experiences. Her gyotaku prints are mesmerizing and capture the intricate details of each fish, while her abstract pieces incorporate the ever changing shapes and colors of the ocean.
Through her art, Lisa seeks to connect with the natural world around her. She truly has a unique and remarkable talent that resonates with audiences around the world.
"You might have gone to an art show or gallery and seen large fish impressions. If they look a little different from traditional art, that is because they are. They are called gyotaku.
A traditional Japanese method for printing a fish, some of the earliest examples date back to the mid-1800s. The earliest known gyotaku dates from 1857, and features a carp caught in the Mogami River."
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