Who I am...
Painting for me is more than just a way of expressing myself, it's a way of passing on the energy of the colours that drive me. My paintings are fragments of my life and my emotions. It may seem hard to believe now that may paintings grace galleries all over the world., but at first I was a little afraid of showing my work.
My first exhibition was at the Grand Palais in Paris as a part of its huge annual Salon of Drawing and Watercolours. Everything happened very quickly after that... New York, Dubai, Rome, Tokyo, Spain, Canada. I was invited to join the French Academy of Art, Science and Letters and given one of their highest honours. I'm also now a member of the Taylor Foundation.
My work tends to fall into two rough types of styles, although they sometimes cross over. One series is light and flighty, with the colours playing off each other, while the other is more floral and voluptuous.
Most recent main exhibitions:
Permanent exhibition ProArt Gallery, Dubai
France: Art en Capital (Grand Palais), Salon d’Automne (Champs Elysées), Salon International Hivernales
Spain: European Salon of Galicia, Sarria International Art Fair
Vatican: Maffei Marescotti Papal Palace
United States: ARTEX New York, ARTEXPO New York
Canada: Toronto 2014
Japan: Japan Contemporary Art Association, Tokyo
China: 6th Asia Art Expo, Yan Huang Art Museum, Beijing
My prints project
As an artist, it's essential to have your work seen. Which is why so great artists made print editions of their work. For some, in fact, lithographs becomes the most important part of their work.
Modern print methods allow the artist to make prints that are not only much truer to the original — keeping the fine detail that was lost in the past — but that also hold their colour better over time. They also allow me to experiment more, which is terribly exciting, and I've got a whole heap of ideas I want to try out.
As an artist you still have to be careful. But ArtnPeople brought a lot of ideas and savoir-faire to the table, which is why I decided to offer print editions of my work through them.
As an art publishing house, our ambition is to make art accessible while being true to the artist. We make limited edition prints, each of which comes with its own numbered certificate of authentication signed by the artist.
We want to bring our chosen artists to a wider public. The artists are involved in every single step of the process, from the choice of work to the technique, to the checking and validation of the prints themselves.
Our prints are made in France, either in specially created exclusive series for ArtnPeople or as reproductions of existing original work. Each edition is offered in various formats, from traditional prints on paper and canvass to the most contemporary surfaces, such as plexiglass and Alu-dibond, and scrupulously checked during the selection process in the studio. It is always for the artist to decide which form best suits their work.
The prints are sold on our online site and at our pop-up shops. Again the artists are deeply involved. The artist's catalogue will be regularly updated with new work.
We were greatly taken by Lysa's work and her personality, so full of creative energy and enthusiasm. Her canvasses are an equally beguiling explosion of colour and rythmns that find a real and universal echo in our interior selves.