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. As a professional ceramic artist for more than 20 years,I produced relief-molded, painted and glazed ceramic art tiles for the interior design trade. In 2016, I started painting in oils, discovering an affinity and deep passion for it!
My art is always evolving, through exploration, observation, imitation, trial and error. I'm especially 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 here. From hamsters to hummingbirds, I love all animals, and am astounded by the diversity of creatures of all kinds. I photograph and paint wild animals and birds, and I especially love to paint pet portraits. For me, it's essential to capture the personality of each animal, especially the eyes -- the "windows to the soul".
Still life paintings are a way for me to allow the viewer to be impacted on a personal level, and to create their own story. I enjoy combining and arranging old, unusual, beautiful or funky objects into still life vignettes that tell a story, evoke a feeling, or cause a reaction.
Photographer & Photo Restoration Specialist
I've been wielding a camera for decades. Landscapes, nature and animals are some of my favorite subjects, and I enjoy setting up and photographing still life images.
I 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.
Family History & Commemorative Slideshow Presentations
I love to help people commemorate or 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!