We recently released Fred Lisaius' beautiful artwork Every Little Thing as a puzzle and got a chance to interview Fred about his art:
Q: Where did the idea for this specific painting come from?
A: This painting was inspired by my love of nature, hiking, and exploring. This lake is Lake Diablo in the Cascade Mountain Range. The tree in the foreground was inspired by the idea of a "Tree of Life," a tree that represents our journey.
Q: On your website you say you take photos and collect foliage for inspiration. Is there a specific place you like to go?
A: I live in the Pacific Northwest where there is always another mountain to climb and a forest to explore. I find great beauty in something as small as a bee and as big as a mountain.
Q: Where did your love of nature come from and specifically your want to create art inspired by it?
A: My love of nature began with my family. Growing up, we spent our free time hiking and exploring. When I started making art, nature felt like the most interesting direction for me.
Q: Do you have a favorite piece you’ve created?
A: Is it fair to choose a favorite child? I love them all :)
Q: What is one piece of advice you have for new artists? What is something you wish someone told you when you were starting out?
A: Paint every day if you can. Meet other artists. Go to art openings. Introduce your art to art galleries. Embrace opportunities.
Q: Can you tell us a little bit about what you are working on now or is it a secret?
A: I am working on about 15 paintings for my March 2023 solo exhibit at the Patricia Rovzar Gallery in Seattle.
Check out Fred Lisaius' website for more information and access to his other works!
Every Little Thing is available here. Also, look out for our next Lisaius puzzle Now And Forever, to be released in 2023!
Thanks much! I love these artist interviews, and chance to see their other work.
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