Saturday, October 22, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Lisa Forster Beach at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe

Lisa Forster Beach is an award-winning artist living in Stowe, Vermont. She is widely recognized for her drawings, acrylic and watercolor paintings. They represent her responses to her environment experiences, impressions, and perception, both seen and felt. Her work includes representational landscapes and vibrant abstractions.

Her abstract and experimental works grow from her representational studies, and this link to reality anchors strong compositions. Her layered use of paint represents the layers within her own consciousness and those in others.

Beach earned a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Rochester Institute of Technology and a BS in Art Education from Edinboro Universtity of Pennsylvania. She is acclaimed for her teaching, and her classes have produced numerous promising painters. She was selected as a signature member on the National Watercolor Society in 1986.

Lisa Beach will teach a workshop on Technique and Composition on Saturday, November 5th from 9:30-3:30 at Helen Day Art Center. Registration is available online at

She will give an artist talk about her work on Friday October 28th at 6:00pm just prior to her opening reception.

William Tortolano of St. Michael’s College will give a talk on Thursday, November 10th at 6:00pm on the subject of the Group of Seven, an early 20th century group of influential painters from Canada. This talk is made possible by the Vermont Humanities Council.

Cultural History, acrylic on paper
Mountain Streambed, collage