Lisa-Anne was born on the island of Bermuda but spent most of her life in England, where she showed a keen interest in art. She never could forget the beauty of her birthplace and in 2001 she returned to Bermuda as artist-in-residence with the Masterworks Foundation.
Lisa-Anne studied Drawing and Painting at the world-renowned Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, but found her artistic inspiration more focused and assured in Bermuda. Her favorite motif includes capturing local children in front of old traditional Bermuda cottages.
Lisa-Anne’s paintings often feature in the Bermuda Biennial, which is hosted at the Bermuda National Gallery, judged by overseas art curators. Lisa-Anne has opened a new gallery in the Clock Tower Mall in Dockyard, where she loves to talk directly with customers regarding her artistic vision and originals and high-quality reproductions.
This painting was inspired by Lisa-Anne's great love for both St George's 'terraced-style' architecture, combined with a visit to Burano,Venice, a few years ago. It was her quest to find buildings similar to her own in Bermuda, but with each colorful cottage adjoining one another. Despite language difficulties Lisa- Anne attempted to locate models suitable for her narrative. The painting has a timeless narrative of a grandmother observing her grandson with a 'Hopperesque' use of dramatic lighting effects.
Available as an original oil on canvas or a hand embellished giclee.
A partnering painting to 'Starting Point' depicted with IOD vessels sailing around a marker in the Great Sound in Bermuda. This is one of several pieces created to celebrate Bermuda's sailing heritage.
Lisa-Anne has created this latest 'dynamic' oil painting to celebrate Bermuda's own sailing heritage. The artist was approached by the International One Design Class Association in Bermuda, who felt that she was the ideal candidate to capture a forthcoming sailing event in the Great Sound. Lisa- Anne's meticulous rendering of local sailing vessels, combined with her ability to capture both form and movement of water, made her their first choice. The artist enjoyed capturing the feeling of movement and windswept conditions, very different from her current pieces. Her love for using shadow and light to render form plays a key part in this work.
These unique IOD racing vessels are captured as their race begins.
The artist watched the race at close proximity from a motor boat, establishing three ideas for strong compositions. This latest painting is now available in 3 sizes as hand touched embellished giclee prints by the artist at this time. The original oil is also available sized 36 x17". Price on request. it is sure to sell quickly. A partnering painting the same size is in progress!
The latest painting by Lisa depicting a street on the island of Burano, near Venice, which the artist visited. The buildings are somewhat similar to her island home. The amazing reflections of this piece,combined with the vibrant colors of the building, make it one of the artist's favorite works. This would make a very special gift for Christmas! This work is quite unique in that it is the artist's first painting outside of her Bermudian collection of images. Size: 21 x 28" Oil on canvas ( price on request)
Artist Lisa-Anne Rego was voted as one of "Top 50 Emerging Artist" in USA for 2012! Following her inaugural art exhibition in Miami, FL in November 2011. Take a tour of her work during Art Week in the video below!