Lisa Hayden


Is nature ever untouched by human influence? I explore this intersection on my canvas, combining a lifetime love of painting and the natural world. Using a palette of blues and greens and expressive motion, I aim to capture the feeling of both the outside world and the touches left behind by human creations – a vertical stroke suggesting fences, old piers, boats, windows. Painted and textured with brushes and palette knives, my work ranges from seascapes and abstracted landscapes to fully abstract pieces. Each painting is a journey in itself, with a captured sense of time passing and experiences lived.

Lisa Hayden studied painting at the University of Miami before returning to her native Massachusetts where she continued classes in painting and other art forms at the Danforth Museum and Worcester Art Museum. Four years painting in an environment of warm ocean waves, wild greenery, and colorful architecture has melded with the last 30 years of New England shores, forests, fields, and the Boston Seaport to create her visual viewpoint. Though she lives in Northborough, she considers most of New England to be a local drive and participates in many art events throughout the region, from Cape Cod to Portland, Maine. Visit for more about the artist, including local events.