Here is the press release that was sent out by the Public Library for Union County about my August display:
DATE: July 13, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Union County Library System
Title: Pencil Drawings, Prints and Watercolor Paintings by Lisa Maynard on
Display in Gallery 255
LEWISBURG – “My greatest hope and goal is that my art gives someone joy and inspires
others to also create, no matter what their chosen outlet. To be able to capture a specific
emotion and freeze it in time is a special thing, and I hope that my work speaks to you in some special way,” said Lisa Maynard. Lisa’s pencil drawings, prints and watercolor paintings are on display at the Public Library for Union County in Gallery 255 throughout the month of August.
Lisa was born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and has lived in both the city and the New England countryside. Growing up in a creative family, she was surrounded by many artistic influences; writer’s, painters and singers. “I remember sitting for hours watching my uncle paint gorgeous landscapes, and being in awe of how a beautiful image would appear right before my eyes where once before there was only an empty canvas,” said Lisa. She grew to love the process of creating and expressing herself with both traditional and varied mediums. She is constantly striving to improve her skills as an artist and thoroughly enjoys both studying and practicing art in any way she can incorporate it into her life. Her artwork embodies a free-spiritedness and a celebration of the purest, brightest emotions. She uses her self-taught techniques to create vivid and surrealistic images that evoke thought and breathes life into the imagination.
When she is not busy in her home studio, she is spending time with her husband, adorable two boys and other family and friends. “My greatest hope and goal for my art is that it gives someone joy and inspires people to think about the world we live in and all of the possibilities that abound,” said Lisa.
Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. For more information, visit publibuc.org/adults/whats-on-display/.