Creating one-of-a-kind painted furniture in bold colors and designs!
Upon a Time
Old furniture or
Acrylic paint and
Duramax clear coat
an artist, my challenges come from transforming ordinary inanimate
objects into intriguing, colorful, eclectic pieces of art. I draw
inspiration from the simplicity of nature's color and form, the function
of skilled craftsmanship, and the complexity of high design.
Bucktown Center for the Arts, Venus Envy (see center column)
Art Under Glass &Window
Arts Gallery Show
In Illinois artisans
book by the State of Illinois
car show, Cedar Rapids
K, Moline, Il.
Fine Arts Fair, Davenport Museum of Art
Street Art Fair,
Center, Two-artist show, LeClaire
Click here for back of violin.
this site for updates!
Venus Envy/All Women's Art Festival: Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 from 6pm-11pm, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Second Strreet in Downtown Davenport.
I have 3 pieces in this show and will also be doing the marketplace and selling my art.
Grapevine Art Party: June 2009, Quad City Arts, includes local artists.
decorative and functional art of Lisa Mahar explodes with color
and dazzles with design. Castoff furniture and leftover bits
and pieces (think shoes, buttons, tiles, and beads) are transformed
by the riotous imagination and diligent paintbrush of Ms. Mahar.
Her subject matter is as varied as her paint pallet. Snorting,
cavorting dragons and dreaming aboriginal inspired alligators
can stand side-by-side with a table full of angels and devils
interlocked forever in a riot of paint." Source: Quad City
Arts Arts News, (Apr/May/Jun 2004)
- "I am a self-taught artist who paints eclectic, whimsical furniture. The colors and designs I use are bursting with brilliant hues and intriguing themes. My art has a sense of humor and elements of surprise. Painting a violin for the Symphony's 90th anniversary celebration is quite an honor. The flowing sensual shape of the violin inspired my decision to paint women with a mystical and ethereal sense about them." Click violin image at right to enlarge.
Symphony in Bloom webpage
art puts the "FUN"
Prices of Works:
$125 - $1000