Lisa Pressman: Interview

Lisa Pressman, Transcending, 24 x 24 inches, oil on wood, 2012-2013 (courtesy of
Lisa Pressman, Transcending, 24 x 24 inches, oil on wood, 2012-2013 (courtesy of the artist)

Valerie Brennan interviews painter Lisa Pressman about her recent work and her studio practice.

Pressman remarks: "My working routine and process are pretty close. I am at a point in my art making where I feel I have my tool belt pretty well stocked with a vocabulary, ideas, materials, and inspirations. I try to trust that and stay out of my own way. Work begins as play, play with great freedom and without judgment. Evolution comes from looking and paying careful, intuitive attention to what is happening in the work. If I am listening, my work tells me my story. My visual memory and interpretation of the world are more perceptive and in tune than my intellect. I believe in the idea of the spiral. Images and ideas that I have investigated in the past reappear again and again in a different form at different times."