My name is Lisa Petry-Burt. I've been an artist since approximately age six, when I participated in an elementary school art show, submitting a large, cardboard sunflower, painted in tempera and 'planted' in a can of sand. I've experimented with many art mediums since then, from quilting to jewelry, printmaking, watercolor and pottery. I was a professional ceramic artist for more than 20 years, producing relief-molded, painted and glazed ceramic art tiles for the interior design trade.
In 2016, I started painting in oils, discovering an affinity and a deep passion for it! My art is always evolving, through exploration, observation, imitation, trial and error. I'm inspired by the beauty of the landscapes of the Colorado mountains and plains, and by the incredibly variety of wildlife and nature that abounds and surrounds me.
From hamsters to hummingbirds, I love all animals, and am astounded by the diversity of creatures of all kinds. I also enjoy painting commissioned pet portraits, capturing the likeness and personality of the animal, especially in the eyes -- the "windows to the soul".
My Still life paintings are created by combining and arranging old, unusual, beautiful or funky objects into still life vignettes that tell a story, evoke a feeling, or cause a reaction.
I've been wielding a camera for decades. Landscapes, nature, and family are some of my favorite subjects, and I enjoy setting up and photographing still lifes.
I also have a huge passion for family history and genealogy. In addition to my own family photos, I collect anonymous vintage and antique photographs. These fragile and utterly unique images are priceless pieces of history. So many of them are damaged, faded, or in a state of disintegration, and I'm passionate about rescuing and preserving them for future generations, through digital photo restoration and archival preservation.
I love to help people commemorate and memorialize the special people in their lives by creating custom slideshow presentations. I will scan your favorite images into a slideshow presentation, along with your favorite music, for a unique and special presentation they'll never forget!