Lisa Galloway Sprietsma was raised in rural Wisconsin surrounded by horses and cows. After much traveling, she settled in Arizona. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona. She lives on the San Pedro River with her husband, two children, horses, dogs, cats, and chickens.
Lisa has been painting the still life for many years. “Historically the still life and its components have symbolized many things. Abundance, life, mortality, beauty and a celebration of the seasons are just a few of those. I do not align myself with these historical symbols, and instead search for my own meaning. This seems to evolve with each painting.”
Lisa paints most of her still lifes from life. She prefers this because it is easier to see the reflective light throughout the piece.
Born: November 23, 1970 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Education: 2001 BFA University of Arizona Tucson, AZ