In my artwork, I am seeking to find the simple essence of a thought, idea or object; to notice things that are passed by in our busy lives or to see something in a different way.
Abstraction is a common thread in my work and, in some ways, is my attempt to simplify the world I see around me and to narrow the scope to what I feel is most essential, basic and necessary.
Basic shapes, lines and a focus on color are the main components that repeat themselves throughout my body of work.
Most of my artworks are inspired by nature or daily observations of my surroundings. The natural world and environment are very important to me. I do not want to improve on nature or represent it realistically, but try to portray its simple beauty, find its underlying elements and present it in a unique way.
My curatorial and exhibition installation experience includes over 20 years working as an intermittent curatorial assistant at the Boise Art Museum. I am now an independent contractor for exhibition installation and curating/jurying exhibitions. If you are an artist, organization or company that needs help installing artwork, or are looking for a curator/juror for an exhibition, please contact me.
Occasionally, I teach workshops in my home and for other groups and organizations. I enjoy encouraging others in their creative endeavors. If you are interested in having me teach a workshop, please contact me.
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I have been fortunate enough to attend several artist residencies. Each residency gives me the opportunity to explore the natural environment in a new location. Being away from my home studio has led to new discoveries and new ways of working. I have traveled to Playa in Oregon, Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming, Flathead Lake Biological Center with the OpenAiR program, Hypatia-in-the-Woods and have participated in one in my own downtown Boise. In the fall of 2023, I will spent some time at the Petrified Forest National Park residency.
Lisa Flowers Ross’ artwork has been exhibited in solo, group and juried exhibitions nationally, as well as internationally. Her artworks are included in private, public and corporate collections. The artist has also created public artworks for the cities of Boise, Meridian and Ketchum, Idaho. She has been the recipient of grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the Alexa Rose Foundation.
Lisa Flowers Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art (drawing), as well as a degree in Business. She is a juried artist member of the professional groups Studio Arts Quilts Associates and Boise Open Studio Collective Organization.
The artist enjoys living in Boise, Idaho, where she occasionally teaches workshops in her home, hikes in the foothills, practices yoga, plays Pickleball, commutes on her e-bike, rides along the Boise river and nordic skis at the local ski resort.