Earthday: Green has always been my color.

April 24th, 2016
Earthday: Green has always been my color.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein   The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir I’m just not the outdoor type. – Liza Myers, age 5 My childish (and untrue) words were spoken after a rainy, mosquito-besieged camping trip in a […]

Portfolio book: to Publish or not to Publish?

April 1st, 2015
Portfolio book: to Publish or not to Publish?

The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you. –W. Somerset Maugham                 To publish or not to publish? I’ve finally made the decision.  I am designing a portfolio book – a collection of my imagery. What meaning does it have for […]

Lotusland: Obstacles, Goals and Success!

March 6th, 2015
Lotusland: Obstacles, Goals and Success!

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford There were a few obstacles along the way. Time, distance and injury, among them. (it’s really hard to paint when your dominant arm is in an immobilizing sling) But somehow, despite the obstacles, the goal was accomplished. Canvases […]

Light and Shadow

June 1st, 2014
Light and Shadow

It’s all about the light. Light forms my world. It visually defines the shapes of things, tells me the time of day, sets the tone and mood of the hour and gives me cause for celebration and wonder at sunrise and sunset. In art it’s all about light. Whether it’s dance, drama, photography, poetry, painting […]

How to choose a Roommate

August 14th, 2011
Liza Myers Gallery, Shard Nest, Acrylic Painting

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. -Karen Kaiser Clark When you choose an art work, you are choosing a roommate, a life companion. I highly recommend that you choose carefully. Follow your heart! Art can be inspiring, soothing, stimulating, energizing. Sometimes it speaks to sorrow, sometimes to joy. Sometimes you just LIKE it […]

Blast off at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 13th, 2011
Blast off at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

I can’t image anything more worthwhile than doing what I most love. And they pay me for it. Edgar Winter I do my work for the love of it. And when I am paid and someone takes it away it is always difficult, but gratifying.  It means someone loved it, and it supports the creation […]

LEAVE! GO AWAY! Get OUT OF HERE!!!

May 7th, 2011
LEAVE! GO AWAY! Get OUT OF HERE!!!

The more I want to get something done the less I call it work. Richard Bach Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle There are many quotations about how lucky a person is  when they love the job they do. I completely agree. I’ve known since childhood that making art was my […]

Promises Kept

March 27th, 2011
Promises Kept

  Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love. -David McCullough Exploring the mysteries of the natural world through my art has become my life’s work, whether through the language of realism, abstraction or Visionary Realism. Though it can be grueling, exhausting, frustrating and demanding it is work that I love. […]

Intensity at the easel

March 9th, 2011
Intensity at the easel

  “The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.” John Keats What does he mean by “all disagreeable?” I think that he is referring to that state of oblivion when you’re immersed in the creation of your art. When it’s most intense you don’t feel pain, hunger or weariness. […]

Intensity at the easel

March 9th, 2011

  “The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate.” John Keats What does he mean by “all disagreeable?” I think that he is referring to that state of oblivion when you’re immersed in the creation of your art. When it’s most intense you don’t feel pain, hunger or weariness. […]