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Lisa Ernst



P.O. Box 41745
Nashville, TN 37204
United States
T: 615-371-0757


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Lisa Ernst


These floral and still life paintings explore the beauty of nature's brevity. The theme of impermanence has been central to my life and my art, perhaps because both of my parents died when I was a teenager. I found solace in embracing that all of life is constantly changing. In my art I am most often drawn to express the beauty that exists in the midst of life's impermanence by painting subjects that are short-lived. Whether a flower, a piece of fruit, or foliage, these offerings of nature spend only a short time in their fully alive form. Lately I have been exploring the way light and shadow can drastically change the appearance of shapes and forms in architecture. Through studying and painting all of these impermanent images, I am constantly reminded that life is brief and the time to appreciate my own life is right now.

Profile and Credentials        

Lisa Ernst began painting and studying art full time in 1993 after leaving a successful career in the computer industry, where she served as CFO and CEO respectively, of Arnet Corporation in Nashville, TN. She has shown her work in many group and solo exhibitions throughout the U.S. Lisa's art was featured in the January 2002 edition of American Artist Magazine, the nation's top selling art publication. A colorist and contemporary realist, Lisa uses the vibrancy of acrylic paint, applied in washes, to amplify nature's colors and forms. Her subjects include florals, still lifes and landscapes. Lisa's work hangs in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, and she frequently accepts large-scale commissions. From 1993 to 1995 Lisa studied intensively with the noted artist Walter Bunn Gray (1934- 2002) who had a successful fine arts career in New York City prior to his retirement in Franklin, TN. Lisa occasionally accepts dedicated art students for private study.

Commissioned paintings are available if you have a particular flower you would like Lisa to paint.

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Giclees and Note Cards        

Giclees are high quality fine art reproductions on canvas — most people find them hard to distinguish from original art. They are not mass produced as some prints are. In fact, your giclee will be produced specifically for you upon ordering. Your satisfaction is guaranteed or we will refund your purchase price. If you would like to speak to me personally, I'm available from 8 a.m. and 6 p.m CST, at 615-371-0757.




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