L.A. opening: lisa golightly.
by victoria comment


painting by portland-based artist lisa golightly / sfgirlbybay

portland, oregon-based painter lisa golightly has long been one of my favorite artists. i think i’ve been following her work almost as long as I’ve been blogging. Lisa’s initial focus was photography, the influence of which can be seen in her paintings. Her work revolves around memory and how snapshots shape, influence, change and even create memory. there’s definitely something very nostalgic about lisa’s paintings for me, almost as if she’s stepped back in time to my childhood to paint my memories. particularly her swimming scenes — they take me right back to days at santa monica beach with my family, and hot days in the valley at a neighbor’s pool. you may recognize lisa’s hold fast print (below) from above my sofa — one of the first pieces of art i bought for me new home.

one of my favorite lisa golightly paintings, 'hold fast' / sfgirlbybay

i’m really excited to finally meet lisa in person after chatting online with her for so long — she’s got a new show ‘if only for a little while’ this coming saturday, april 9th from 5-9pm at good eye gallery in eagle rock — so for you Angelenos, come on out and see her beautiful paintings in person. lisa works with acrylic and house paint, using found photos to create work that is both anonymous in nature but also very personal. you can also find prints of her paintings in her etsy shop, kiki & polly.

good eye gallery
opening event saturday, april 9 • 5 – 9pm
4538 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles • 90041

black and white painting of a couple kissing by lisa golightly / sfgirlbybay

painting by lisa golightly of women in dark water with shadows / sfgirlbybay

woman in swimsuit sleeping painted by lisa golightly / sfgirlbybay

painting by lisa golightly / sfgirlbybay

lisa golightly painting / sfgirlbybay

woman in white bikini painted by lisa golightly / sfgirlbybay

beach scene painted by artist lisa golightly / sfgirlbybay

swimmers in dark water painted by lisa golightly / sfgirlbybay

lisa golightly painted beach scene / sfgirlbybay

9 responses to “L.A. opening: lisa golightly.”

  1. It’s funny; I like her work too and that series of paintings has always reminded me of Brian Cameron’s (http://www.briancameronart.com/). Same impressionistic glimmery beachy vibe. I actually think they might have both shown at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery here in Portland?

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