Artist of the Week 26
Born and raised in Glastonbury, Connecticut, Lisa Horrigan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia in 1985. As the only open major in her graduating class, she pursued a self-tailored course of study in the textile and painting departments. At the end of her junior year, she was awarded the Emily Sartian Traveling Fellowship and, drawn to the Japanese aesthetic, chose to visit Tokyo and Kyoto.
During her senior year, she painted oils en plein air on the tree-lined streets of Philadelphia. After leaving the city, she traveled extensively and lived in Switzerland. Returning home to Connecticut, she focused first on watercolor and became an award-winning member of the Connecticut Watercolor Society. Gradually, oil painting has become her primary medium. She also became involved in competitive sailing, which has made her marine art personal and has been a nice addition to her diverse range of subjects.
Horrigan’s fascination with figures, shapes, textures, light and atmosphere is reflected in her marines, landscapes, and interiors. Regarding her diverse subjects, she has been inspired to travel to Italy and France as well as all of New England. Presently, she works from her studio in West Thompson, Connecticut.
Professional artist status memberships include the American Society of Marine Artists, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, and the Lyme Art Association. Her paintings are in private collections in the United States, England, and Switzerland. Horrigan often participates as the Artist in Residence at Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, where the sea air, sweeping views of the Atlantic, and more than 150 years of history serve as inspiration for a plein air work of art.
Contact Lily Pad Gallery West for information on pricing and to view additional works by Lisa Horrigan.