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Lisa Fahey is an artist that does not like to be confined to one medium or technique. She loves colour and to accentuate the hints of colour that you see within nature.
I am an artist based in Wollongong, NSW, I grew up here between the mountains and the sea. My passion lies in painting with bright and bold colours, Australian native animals, especially birds make up a lot of my inspiration. Though my latest body of work has been exploring flora. I like to accentuate the hints of colour I see within my subject matter. I love painting with a palette knife and I use mainly acrylic paints. I love to add texture to the canvas with deliberate strokes that give the subject matter definition without it always being obvious.
I am a full time artist working from my home studio, I try and paint almost every day in between looking after 2 school aged children, 3 cats, 2 dogs and 30 fish tanks you may now get the idea why I am so inspired by animals. We also do a lot of camping with the kids and I find great inspiration from seeing new sights.I once read a quote that said ‘The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul’, I am not sure who said it, but it sure resonates with me and it has been a desire I have had my whole life, from winning my first colouring in competition at the age of 2, to the desire that still grows inside of me now. I can’t imagine doing anything else for a living after I have been so fortunate to do so well these last few years.