About the Artist
Lisa Hut has lived in New York, Hawaii and Texas, ultimately settling in Colorado in 1987. Lisa earned her art degree from the Art Institute of Dallas. After working as a full-time graphic designer for a dozen years, she continued freelance work while raising her two children, she also taught art at the elementary school level.
She started painting in 2003 and works in pastel, acrylic and oils. She participates in plein air events and art shows throughout the year. A love of travel keeps her on the road and painting in many locations across the US and internationally.
Lisa has volunteered for the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado since 2009. She teaches painting to individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The Association’s Memories in the Making® program is a weekly painting class designed specifically for memory-impaired individuals. Lisa loves working with the elderly and finds it a rewarding challenge to be able to teach anyone to find joy in artistic expression through painting. These weekly sessions are bittersweet and often full of laughter, and they keep her on a steady path of gratitude. You can go here to purchase some mittens and learn more about dementia.
I’ve been an artist from my earliest memories and have a passion for art that grows each year. I challenged myself to do a painting a day in 2016 with one goal; to improve as an artist. I still paint almost daily and never lack for inspiration.
I'm painting to celebrate the beauty of nature and am always looking for that perfect place between realistic and abstract expression. My intention is to express what I feel in a painting, rather than striving for a photographic rendition. I cherish those moments when a friend or client connects with my artwork and sees my vision. I live and paint in Colorado but can be found traveling often for new painting destinations. My next challenge is painting plein air in every National Park across our country.
Workshops - Classes
Lisa has studied with Elizabeth Mowry, Doug Dawson, Marc R. Hanson, Desmond O’Hagan, Karen Roehl, Aimee Deneweth, Dennis Rhodes, and Cliff Austin through a variety of workshops and classes. She finds inspiration and continuing education through painting with other artists.
All images copyright 2017 © Lisa Hut
Memberships and Organizations