Lisa Magrane [Certified Visual Artist – Peoria, AZ]
Lisa Magrane is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Peoria, AZ.
Lisa Magrane has always been an artist and had a passion for creating since she was a child. Following her BFA from The School of Visual Arts and MFA at Hunter College (CUNY), she taught ceramics in Brooklyn to middle schoolers. She moved into a career in computer graphics doing website development.
After years in the tech world, Lisa had the desire to get back to creating so she opened a custom cake business and successfully ran it for 10 years – Rhapsody Cakes, located in Long Island, New York. Her husband and she decided to move to Arizona in 2016. She left the cake making and deliveries to others and returned to her artistic journey. She enjoyed designing and sculpting cakes, got good at it, and still receives calls from former clients begging for cake.
Lisa has been painting and creating since she moved to Arizona, utilizing the new art business name of Rhapsody Arts West. She is enjoying the freedom to create freely without a deadline or specific customer order. As an avid gardener, she enjoys the freedom to create flowers and botanicals with paint on paper and with paper sculpted on canvas. She loves all aspects of florals: the colors, textures, and movement of the garden. Even when people are not aware of the nature that is all around them, they benefit from being outdoors, in the grass, passing by flowers, and all the wonderful aspects of things that grow. She seeks to inspire a sense of calm and refreshment, maybe even some excitement in the viewer. She wants to add beauty to the world.
In her paintings, she tries to capture movement in a scene, the stillness of an animal, some aspect of nature, the undulation of a landscape, or the bold color of a flower frozen in a moment at the peak of its beauty. She wants to inspire the feeling of being in a beautiful and vibrant instant in a garden, the essence of an animal, movement, bold color, vibrant scenes captured in a moment of particular lighting, and the glow from the sun.
As a full-time artist, Lisa works from her home studio – back to her roots in fine art. She enjoys creating art and inspiration for its viewers.
Recent Art Achievements
- Sonoran Art League, New Member Exhibition (2022)
- WHAM Interpretations V Exhibition, Honorable Mention (2020)
- Trilogy Fine Art Show Exhibitor Spring and Fall Shows (2016 – Present)
- President, Trilogy Art League Peoria, AZ (2018 – 2020)
- Exhibited in the West Valley Arts HQ Exhibition / Arizona Artists Guild 2019 Statewide (2019)
- Exhibited in the “Fantastical Botanicals” Exhibition at The Chandler Center for Fine Arts (2019)
See more work, visit rhapsodyartswest.com