Lisa Mahony is an American contemporary fine artist, creating color filled, textural paintings in acrylic and digital.
Bio & CV
I mainly work in acrylic on birch, canvas or linen. I love choosing the surface my painting will be on because it will determine the final look. I primarily love painting water. I am branching out into two new areas now- animals and florals. Water might be involved as well!
I like choosing surfaces, like I said because it affects the final result.
The canvas I use is sailcloth and is wonderfully nubby. I use this for palette knife painting. I let the surface peek through too. I mount it on birch or oak.
Birch cradled panels are lovely and smooth. They can be hung as is or framed. I am currently exploring more ways to paint on this. It’s exciting and I will be sharing my process about this. Wish me luck!
Finally, linen is between these two surfaces. When I am heavily glazing I choose this one. The brush glides over this surface. The linen isn’t distracting like the canvas would be.
once in a while I will share my digital artwork like the painting below, Greg’s Wave. It is all done by hand and can be be small or large to fit a specific area.
Now, my artwork is at Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts Too, located in Ventura, California. Come by and visit.
Digital fine art is still new on the scene but I was encouraged to see so many galleries at the Los Angeles Art Show in 2019 that were displaying digital art.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Bachelor of Art
5 years of Plein air mentoring & individual critiques , studies with two artists
2021-present Plein Air Thursday
2019- Carpenteria Plein Air Painters paint outs
2016-2019 Plein Air Wednesday paint outs
2015-present California Art Club paint outs
2018-2019 – Ojai Art Center -Figure Workshop
2017–2018 Museum of Ventura County – Figure Drawing
1997 Cape Cod School of Art
2020 – BAA’s 34th Annual Open Competition, held at the Museum of Ventura County February 9-March 2 -Christopher’s Wave
2020 – 2 Person Exhibit, California Color Lisa Mahony & Theresa Paden at Fox Fine Jewelry in Ventura, Ca January 16-March 8
2019- 2020 12th Annual Art About Agriculture, Santa Paula Art Museum November 7- March 8
2019 – Plein Air Painters of Carpenteria Group Show at Zooker’s Restaurant, October 21 – December 15
2019 – Harbor Gallery Member’s Show September 17 – December 17
2019 –2020 Anniversary Exhibition of the Old Mill with the California Art Club, September 10 – January 12, 2020
2019 – Won Outstanding Merit Award for Sailing Away at the Harbor Gallery, Ventura Ca
2019 – Santa Paula Art Museum’s, Celebrating Teachers Exhibit
2019 – Won Merit Award for Sailing with Me, Harbor Gallery
2019 – Hired by the Santa Paula Art Museum to speed paint for the Santa Paula Art Museum’s Silent Art Auction
2019 – Lavender Festival, in Ojai Ca
2019 – Won Best of Show for Fillmore Inaugural Art Show
2019 – Exhibited at the Santa Paula’s 82nd Annual Art Show
2019 – Won 1st Prize in the Atrium Gallery Treasures Show for “Sailing Out of the Harbor”
2018 – Won 3rd Prize in the Santa Paula Arts & VACE Show with “It Used to be More Fun”
2018- Opening of the Cole Creativity Center, exhibited 3 paintings and created 4 murals with kids.
2018- Solo Show on Teaching and Creating with Me Project, exhibited at Blanchard Library and created 6 mini murals with kids, Santa Paula, Ca
2017- Museum of Ventura County’s Website for Figure Drawing
2018-Taught at five after school art programs and exhibited five school art projects in, Anything Goes at the Atrium Gallery Jan – June
2017- Fillmore Artist’s Guild Exhibit at the Ojai Art Center
2017- Abstract Show at Atrium Gallery
2017- Community Memorial Hospital Thomas Fire
2017- Won the Fillmore Library Poetry Contest “The First Time”
2017- Published 2 paintings in Dia De Los Muertos, A Catalogue of Poems for the Recently Departed, by the Ventura Arts Council
2017- Black Stallion Gallery in Fillmore Spring Fling
2017- Portrait Show at Atrium Gallery
2017- Buenaventura Art Shows “I Remember the Thomas Fire” advertising the art show
2017- Artists along the 126 Atrium Gallery Artist’s Guild of Fillmore Group Show
2016- Atrium Gallery 4 Shows
2015- Buenaventura Art Association 3rd Annual Collage and Mixed Media
2015- Buenaventura Art Association Gardens and Flowers
2021- May Tehacaphi artist in residence
2018- October Oregon Ranch Residency
2018- July -August Tejon Ranch Conservancy
2017- June -San Gabriel Mountains Monument
2016- June -San Gabriel Mountains Monument
2015 – July -San Gabriel Mountains Monument
2021- Private lessons
2020- Santa Paula Art Museum Plein Air in Gouache Class
2019 – Ventura Botanical Garden Gouache on the Go Class
2018 – 2020 Teaching Artist at the Santa Paula Museum of Art
2017- Taught five after school art programs for Star Nova in Santa Paula, CA
2014- 2016 Taught Art Trek for 7th and 8th grades at Our Lady of the Assumption, Ventura, Ca
2019 – Santa Paula Art Museum Speed Painting for their Annual Fundraiser
2019 – Santa Paula Society for the Arts Acrylic Demonstration and raffled off “Bloom”
2018 – September Sketching Lecture and Painting Demo with Tejon Ranch Conservancy
2018 – June Santa Paula Art Museum Grand Opening of the Cole Creativity Center. I created 5 murals with kids in specific themes.
2019- Judged the Buenaventura Art Association “Things with Wings” March Show
2016 – Judged for the Atrium Gallery Employee Art Show Kids and Young Adult Category
2019 – present Carpenteria Plein Air Painters
2019 – present Plein Air Thursday
2015- 2019 Artists Guild of Fillmore, member
2003- present Artist Member of the California Art Club