Art Fusion: March 7, 2020 Artist: Lisa Porter Lawrence Musician: Deana BenjaminArt Fusion
3-7-20 Artist: Lisa Porter Lawrence
Lisa Porter Lawrence was born in Ohio, moved with her family to New Jersey when she was eleven and eventually migrated to Santa Fe, New Mexico from Maryland in 1982. She has been drawing and painting as a means of expression and studying the world since she was three years old. Along with later interest in writing, making images quickly became her favored means of communication.
Whether painting from pure imagination, from photographs or from immediate environment, Lawrence enjoys covering diverse surfaces from canvases to furniture with her colorful, spiritually inspired, exuberant work, designed either to soothe or to motivate action.
Her recent series of paintings for The Samaritan House in Las Vegas, New Mexico includes examples inspired through each method. Painted on boards for later installation, the sizes run from 3 (4 X 3 foot) and 3 (4 X 5 foot) works to one 4 X 7 foot painting and are all landscape motifs. An overview of her work can be found on her
Musician: Deana Benjamin
Deana is a singer songwriter originally from South Dakota. She describes her style as "angsty indie pop". She can be found playing her 12 string acoustic at the local open mics but also enjoys playing electric guitar with a full band and is always open to new projects.