Meet The Others: Lisa Patroni
The Game Changers. The Rule Breakers. The Innovators. Discover some of the fantastic emerging talent showcasing their work at The Other Art Fair.
Sydney-based painter Lisa Patroni showcased her artwork at The Other Art Fair Sydney in October 2016. Painting directly from a still-life scene in front of her, Lisa describes her paintings as ‘a lot about the process’ and with a successful career in both Europe and Australia, her paints are also influenced by her extensive travels.
How would you describe your artwork?
I would describe my artwork as an enquiry into every day objects and the space around me. It emerged from an attempt ‘to make sense’ of the space, the simple beauty and the way everything fits together.
What does making art mean to you?
Art making to me is a way to connect with something greater than yourself, a way to be in touch with the mystery of being here on the planet.
How did you get started making art?
I went straight from High School to Art School, I always knew I wanted to do something different with my life and Art School seemed like a good place to start. It’s been quite a journey so wasn’t wrong!
What is it like to be a part of The Other Art Fair?
It was such a wonderful experience being part of The Other Art Fair, making connections with the other artists was really fun but probably the most significant thing for me was having direct contact with so many people who were interested in my work. It was not expected and it gives me the confidence to keep going.
What is your favourite piece for sale on your SA profile and why?
My favourite piece on my SA profile is “King Protea’ because it is my most recent work. It’s my largest work to date and I have discovered I love painting big!