I grew up up in a small southwestern Ontario town and moved to Toronto in 1985. I have been interested in art most of my life but it wasn’t until my late twenties that I began to seriously hone my creative abilities. A love of plants, gardening and design inspired me to pursue an education in horticulture technology and landscape design. After graduation, circumstances prompted me to take an administrative job in the healthcare sector and I created landscape designs in the evening. It dawned on me that it was the artistic side of landscape design that I loved the most. I would spend hours and hours at the drawing board creating fancy drawings, far more than required. I decided to explore other artistic avenues including photography and decorative art. Ultimately, I realized my true passion was creating art.
Determined to become the best artist I could be, I attended as many seminars and workshops as possible and continue to do so. I am grateful to have had opportunities to learn from established and internationally known wildlife artists including Robert Bateman, Derek Wicks, Terry Isaac and David Kitler. All have provided valuable insights and techniques that I incorporate into my own progressing style.
I absolutely love working with different mediums. Scratchboard has quickly become one of my favourites along with pastel and oil.
Animals and nature are especially close to my heart. Through my own intuition and interaction with nature I endeavour to showcase their beauty, interesting expressions and odd quirks.
More information about Lisa Compton and her art can be found on her website www.lisacomptonart.com