Welcome to my Studio Blog

Take a peek into my studio and See what inspires me to create my paintings and what’s been happening in my studio and on my travels.

I love to travel, see new places and meet new people. I love to create bold colourful paintings, many of them based on my wonderful travels.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Galerie de la Rive - New Location & Vernissage

Hi Everyone, TGIF! Besides travelling to Germany and Mexico I have also been quite busy working with the local co-op gallery, I belong too here in Ottawa, on their recent move. We have moved to a new location and the new space is wonderful. We also had a grand opening and vernissage on December 5th and it was a huge success. The exhibition runs until February 21, 2011.

Our new address is: 1500 Ave. du Parc, Rockland, Ontario, K4C 1C3 and the opening hours are: Every Friday 2-5 pm, Saturday & Sundays from 1-4 pm. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.galeriedelarive.ca/

The New Gallery de la Rive

Here are a few pics from our December 5th Vernissage
The New Mayor Marcel Guibord's Opening Speech
Cutting the red tape "Officially Open"

The wondeful Jazz Band "Work in Progress" provided great Music

A few of the artists (Janis, Kerstin, Maurice)
Me and my good friend & fellow painting colleage Kerstin

With some of my work
Andreas and Kerstin in the big room

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Busy Travelling Times

Hi Everyone, just a quick note to say sorry that I have not been around blogging so much. I had an unexpected to trip to Frankfurt and Berlin for 2 weeks and it was fantastic. My husband had an unexpected business trip for a month and I decided to join him for a few week. It was so great to be back in Europe. I just loved visiting Germany again and all the Christmas Markets were up and it was truly magical. I have come back with lots of inspiration and I look foward to painting soon again.

The Beautiful Berlin Dom

A Berlin Lunch in a small Berlin Pub - Prost!
The Magical Christmas Markets
This is the one at the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin

Then we were off to Cancun, Mexico for our vacation. This trip we decided to do a family vacation with my parents, sister, the Boo and her husband. It was a really great time. We stayed at the Cancun Palace and it was very nice. Excellent friendly staff.

View from our room Family Dinner at the Italian Restaurant

All Dressed up for another Dinner Beautiful beach of Cancun with its turqouise water

Now with Christmas around the corner, I have unfortunately not had too much time to work in my studio but I am full of fresh new ideas and ready to hit my easel after the holidays.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fresh Picks - Featured Card at GCU

Hi Everyone, hope you all had a productive week. Pleased to announce that my Tuscany Delights is a Featured Thanksgiving card today on Greeting Card Universe's "Fresh Picks". Free shipping when your order 10 cards or more. USA only. Please visit my shop at GCU to see more cards.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

2011 Colourful Travels Calendars Now Available

Hi Everyone, It's that time of the year to start thinking of your 2011 Calendars. I have now created 2011 "Colouful Travels" Calendars and they are available at Zazzle in a variety of sizes with different painting motifs:

2011 "Colourful Travels" Calendars by Lisa Lorenz

Ottawa Art Expo 2010 - A Success!

Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and halloween. I had a wonderful, weekend and successful art show at the 2010 Ottawa Art Expo this year. There was a great show of people and the marketing, venue and booths were extremely well organized by the committee. The lighting for each booth was also fantastic. This was my most successful and favourite show. I also met many new talented artists and made some new friends.

A picture of the floor plan. Each sponsor had an alley name after them. I was located on Citizen Crescent - last booth to the right. The very talented Gordon Harrison was also exhibiting and on the same alley as me. He visited my booth to say hi and was very impressed with my work. It was an honour to receive such excellent feedback from a very, successful, talented artist.

A picture of my booth. The lighting was excellent.2nd angle view
Opening Gala Night October 29, 2010

And a picture with our newly elected mayor Mr. Jim Watson. A very nice approachable man. He made a great speech and handed out the awards that night My handsome husband Andreas who is so supportive and helpful

With my friends Ingo and KerstinSaturday Morning - First Day of the Expo, All ready for the Visitors

A wonderful dinner aftwerwards to celebrate at my fav restaurant
Stella Osteria's in the Byward market area of dowtown Ottawa

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Painting "Little Trattoria"

Hi Everyone, hope you all have been having a busy, productive week. I have been quite busy myself preparing for my upcoming show this weekend at the Ottawa Art Expo.

I also just finished a painting for the show. "The Little Trattoria", 30 x 40 cm in acrylics. This is my 2nd version of my trattoria painting that was given to my husband for our 10th wedding anniversary for our love of travel, Italy & their trattorias. It is a popular painting and I thought I would do a second "original" version. Wishing you all a wonderful upcoming weekend and Happy Halloween.

Little Trattoria, 30 x 40, acrylics

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fresh off the easel "Tropical Gems"

Hi Everyone, I also finished my latest painting. A small colourful underwater scene. Wishing you all a lovely upcoming weekend.

"Tropical Gems" 22 x 25 cm, acrylics

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ottawa Art Expo

Dear Friends,
I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting my paintings at the Ottawa Art Expo on Saturday October 30 & Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 10am–5pm The St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 6N1

For more information about this event, please visit their website: http://www.ottawaartexpo.com/

Wishing you all a lovely week and many thanks to all of you for your continued support.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Featured on an add for Art.com

Also just saw that my Tuscany Delights Painting was recently featured on a web add for Art.com (one of the biggest print sites worldwide) That is some really great exposure. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Today's Best at Zazzle

Hi Everyone, I am pleased to announce that my "Colouful Hobby" painting motif received Today's Best Award at Zazzle :

"Colorful Hobby" Shirt at Zazzle:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Products "Coy Carp" Gift Ideas

HI Everyone, New products available at Zazzle with my colouful carp painting motif

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

West Carleton Art Show

Hi Everyone, This Thanksgiving weekend I was exhibiting at the West Carleton Art Show in the quaint little town of Carp, Ontario where the lovely Carp Farmer's market is held every Saturday from 8 am till 1 pm.. It was a very nice exhibition and I met a few nice artists. The market brought in lots of peopl and I some paintings and many art cards. Now I am busy organizing for my next show - The Ottawa Art Expo at the end of the month.

A few pics from the Show:
Entrance to the Carp Fair Grounds and Market/Exhibition Hall

Beautiful painted Mural of the Carp Fair

Entrance to the Art Show done by a very talented and lovely artist Martha Fraser

Me and my booth

My best mate and hubby comes for a visit the Friday night Opening The "Carp" Painting Theme Contest.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Birthday Dinner

Hi Everyone, I turned 43 today! My lovely husband Andreas took me out for a wonderful Italian Dinner at Stella Osteria in downtown Ottawa. One of my fav places. We had a wonderful evening.

The beautiful sunset we saw on driving downtown along the water

Monday, October 4, 2010

Latest Paintings "Coy Carp"

Hi everyone, Just finished my latest painting of koi/carp. I really enjoyed this painting. This painting will be entered in the upcoming West Carelton "Expressions of Art" exhibit in Carp, Ont

"Coy Carp", 30 x 40 cm, acrylics

Friday, October 1, 2010

AOE Selections Show 2010

Hi Everyone, had a wonderful time last night at the AOE Juried "Selections 2010" Art Show at the Shenkman Arts Centre. I mentioned in one of my past posts that my Orchid Oasis painting made the cut and was selected for the show. Last night was the Vernissage at the beautiful Shenkman Centre in Orleans, Ottawa. Here are a few pics from the event. The exhibit is showing in the Trinity Art Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre, open daily 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., from September 30th to October 26th.

Before the crowd arrived

With my painting "Orchid Oasis"

Some very Interesting Sculptures and work
Great show of people. Who's that Handsome man...LOL
A small lovely Painting I purchased (done in wood - marquetry)
Grizzlies by Richard Charlebois
I had a great time at the show and its an honour to have my work displayed in this exhibition of talented artists.