- Where:Henry's on Eighth, 11 E. Eighth St., Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
Come Join the Henry's Family this Final Friday in celebrating the colorful, free-flowing work of Lisa Doffing!!!
Works by Lisa Doffing
Opening: Final Fridays September 26th, 6-9 p.m.
Statement from the Artist: The images that are expressed in my paintings emerge naturally from the process. I begin by turning up the music, moving to the rhythm, and apply alternating layers to several canvases at once. As the random and rhythmic marks are made, slowly but surely, sometimes over the course of several months, the beginnings of images will catch my eye, and I build on them. The process lends itself to the concept of experiencing complete freedom from expectations while listening to the layers and the process itself. The goals to experience the fluid nature of life, emotion, elements of the natural world-- like water, notes, rhythm, beauty, freedom, love, and expression itself-- are always fully met. The goal is relaxation and freedom from want. The goal of the paintings is to liberate the mind of the viewer as well on some level. I have been blind in my right eye from birth and am legally blind in my good eye, which is correctable; and I have studied the neuro-plasticity of the brain and how other senses become stronger as result. That is why I emphasize my love of music, movement, tactile sensation (because most of it is finger painting), and intuition especially. The images emerge like magic, and I am always thrilled to be able to discover more and more “hidden” images and messages as the light changes through the day and night as it plays on the paintings-- or as each viewer sees something new. Painting has changed my life, and my only hope is to share the love of color, discovery, and the natural world with others.
Artist Bio: I grew up in Wichita. I have degrees in Human Development and Family Life and English from KU and KSU. I began my lifelong commitment to the arts through piano, flute, and voice lessons and competitions. In college, I worked in the KU Arts Department for many years, and began drawing and painting with my roommates and friends who were studying Fine Arts. I began to take a few drawing and art classes in my early twenties as a result of their encouragement. I do not have formal training in art, yet I have had years of exposure through my work with KU Art and Design, friends, and close associations over the years. I enjoy singing, painting, and photographing natural settings. Aside from visual arts and music, I love to write. I have been working on stories about my travels across the U.S. and Europe, and I have been encouraged to submit my writing for publication by a well renowned author. I continue to write stories for children --for picture books--and submit them for publication. I would love to both write and illustrate picture books.