Lisa Borchetta

painting, works on paper, mixed media, sculpture

 “When you’re in the studio painting, there are a lot of people in there with you – your teachers, friends, painters from history, critics… and one by one if you’re really painting, they walk out. And if you’re really painting YOU walk out.”   ~Philip Guston

Lisa traces her aesthetic sensibility and passion for art to her earliest life experiences. While primarily self-taught, she has also studied in numerous academic, community and museum-based art programs throughout New England over the course of her lifetime.

Flux Perspective: My art begins with an internal awareness of a gesture, a color, an image, a shape or a feeling. Once acknowledged, it expects and requires my attention. My job then is to, “release it”. As its physical manifestation begins, so begins my dance with the medium. How my hands move, how my body moves, what materials, textures, tools and colors I choose are all a part of a carefully choreographed partnership unfolding in real time. Sometimes a simple brush stroke will spark new ideas, new explorations and new directions and a series of work will spring forth to explore and create variations on a theme. My current work is primarily expressed using acrylic on canvas with a pull toward large, vibrant, textured, unstructured brushstrokes, organic gestures and open, un-choreographed movement.