Interview with Lisa Petker Mintz

Tell us about yourself & how you became an artist

I have been drawing since I was 5 years old - my kindergarten teacher told my mom to take away my coloring books. I became an artist after I graduated from Parsons School of Design and continued making art.

What is your art addressing? What kind of message do you want to convey through your art?

Nature, life, the life cycle, the ordinary moments in time that become extraordinary when you notice them.

What kind of emotions do you want to stir in your audience?

Joy, insightful, happy

What is your creative process?

My work is process oriented. It first starts with seeing the outside world and bringing the photographs inside the studio. I then build layers with pattern and color. I pour paint, drip it onto the surface, using tape to create a grid pattern. Magic always playa a role. I need to become one with the painting. I never want to know what the painting will look like when I am done. I need the element of surprise.

Lisa Petker Mintz


Lisa Petker Mintz

Summer Rain

Lisa Petker Mintz

Blue Sea

Lisa Petker Mintz

Large Blue Vines


3 words to describe yourself as an artist

inspired, substantial, enigmatic

3 words to describe your art

topographical, fecundity, fertile

Where / When / How do you get inspired?

On my morning walk, looking at the ever changing trees and sky.

What impact does living in New York have on you?

I think it is part of my energy, My work has a frenetic rhythm

Lisa Petker Mintz

Sea of Green

Lisa Petker Mintz

Bayside Wave

Lisa Petker Mintz

Rhapsody in Pink

Lisa Petker Mintz




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