Lisl’s work is inspired by the world around her, so her subject matter is vast. A favourite theme is evident in her vibrant oils which capture the essence, the energy and the wide, open space of the Karoo desert, its people and creatures.
Lisl grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and completed her Graphic Design studies there in 1991. Thereafter she migrated to the Little Karoo (an arid region of South Africa) to live on Gamkaberg Nature Reserve with her nature conservator husband. While located here, she designed and illustrated for a Johannesburg-based publishing company working on a series of wildlife and environmental publications called Discover the Magic. In this time she began experimenting with watercolour paintings and taking part in exhibitions.
In 2002 she switched to oils and began painting full-time. She now works from a studio-gallery in Oudtshoorn and exhibits at several galleries in the region.
Lisl has taken part in many group and a few duo/solo exhibitions since 1993 and is also the author of the book, 52 Ways to grow Creative Children. Lisl is a dedicated and inspired individual whose life journey, lifestyle and work are interwoven. Her paintings speak with the gentleness of a mother and the strength and clarity of the Karoo light, and the energy of life in Africa.
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Lisl’s most recent works were part of The Pavement Project.
This project was done as part of the Prince Albert Art Festival in 2014: ‘Bringing Art Home’. Children from this rural town were encouraged to take part in pavement art drawing sessions (organised by Christine Thomas) and Lisl drew from these her inspiration for the final 5 pieces (now hanging in Prince Albert Gallery). Each painting is made up of nine 15cm x 15cm canvas blocks. In this way the feel of the paving blocks were retained as well as each canvas block being a section of an individual child’s artwork that then made up the whole new painting. Hence, each individual is part of a whole – working together to make something beautiful and energetically creative.
Part of the proceeds of the sale of these pieces will go to the continued creative work with the children of Prince Albert.