704.614.7898 - lisaunderwood@mindspring.com

Artist’s Statement

Memories of fulfillment come to mind when I think of creating art as a child. I remember feeling content and excited all at once, knowing that my art had a positive effect on me. Emotions and stories are captured in my illustrations, paintings and collages. To me, art is a reflection of people and places. Knowing how much the act of creating art contributes to my own well-being compels me to bring this opportunity to others. As a teaching artist, I provide creative programs for the workplace and individuals to enhance productivity and build self-awareness. My current mixed-media art is influenced more than ever by my experiences with students and fellow artists. As Director of Mainstream Creative, I strive to promote the therapeutic benefits of self-expression.

Lisa Underwood