Sometimes by Lisa Linkholm
Kettle Art Gallery
Local artist Lisa Lindholm recently exhibited her series Sometimes at Kettle Art Gallery. I attended the opening and enjoyed her pixelated works. She included in this show her Lost + Found series; these are painted messages on various maps. I found these very clever. On her works of painted figures, it seems she shows her process a bit with leaving blocks of colors that appear pixalated images on one side and the other side painted in. One of my favorites is The Courage of Gravity. If you look closely you can see the blocks of color in most of her works. I love this touch.
Another point of interest is how she signs her name on the side of the paintings. This is a personalization that “brands” her artwork and makes sure you know it is hers. Great addition to her works. She has various birds, people, deer, and even sharks in her paintings. There is one where the birds seem to ward off the shark that seemingly looks as if it will attack the pretty lady in her painting. I really enjoy her whimsical touches and interesting take on life through her work. If you get a chance to view this artists works in the future, I would highly recommend.
Lisa Lindholm was born in Texas in 1978 and currently lives and works in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas. She completed studies in computer visualization at Texas A&M University in 2000. After serving time in assorted cubicles in assorted large corporations making computers assorted things, she leapt into life as a full-time artist in 2005. Lindholm currently works as a painter, graphic designer, and proprietor of FreeLisa Designs. For more info visit www.FreeLisa.com.