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Daily Press/Press Daily Artwork

Daily Press/Press Daily by Lisa Flowers Ross
14-1/2″ x 22″

Some ideas take longer to brew than others when creating artwork. Daily Press/Press Daily is a new artwork I created that is quite different from what I have been doing. My brain took its time to let the elements of this artwork come together. The base structure is a letterpress drawer that used to hold typeset pieces for printing. In the past, newspapers were printed by hand with each letter or image being set into the press. The drawers held the many pieces needed to create an article. That is where “Daily Press” comes into the title of the artwork.


Commissioned Artwork – Teton Tranquility

Commissioned artwork Teton Tranquility by Lisa Flowers Ross.

Last year, I was chosen to create Teton Tranquility, a commissioned artwork for Sage Living, a new assisted living facility that was being built in Jackson, WY. Specific themes were selected for different areas of the facility. My design is an abstracted landscape of the local Teton mountains. Once the design was approved, I started work on the piece.


Teaching Art Sun Valley, Idaho

This past weekend I was teaching an art workshop for Sun Valley Museum of Art in Hailey, Idaho. It is the first in-person workshop I have taught in over a year, due to the pandemic. Following Covid protocols, the class size was limited and we all wore masks the entire time.


Portrait of Flathead Lake

Portrait of Flathead Lake Artwork

In the autumn of 2020, I was fortunate to be an artist-in-residence at Flathead Lake Biological Station in Montana. It was an inspirational time. Now at home, I continue to make art based on the area. Portrait of Flathead Lake is an artwork I recently finished, utilizing information I learned during my residency of factors contributing to the lake’s pristine nature. Flathead lake is one of the cleanest fresh water lakes in the world.


Pack for an Artist Residency- Montana Residency – Part 1

pack for an artist residency
During the month of October I was an artist-in-residence at Flathead Lake Biological Station in Montana. How do I pack for an artist residency?


It is always a daunting task figuring out what art supplies to bring with me. Working with fabrics makes it a little bit harder than just bringing a box of paints and some canvases. I have to bring a sewing machine, ironing board & iron, cutting mat and cutting tools, rulers, threads, etc. The hardest part is narrowing down which fabrics to bring. It’s not like I can just mix a new color if I don’t have one. Since I like to be inspired by the location, I don’t always have an exact plan of what I’ll be doing and know what colors I want/need.


Boise Weekly Art Auction 2020

The Boise Weekly is our independent weekly newspaper. Local artists donate artworks that grace the cover each week. Every year the paper hosts the Boise Weekly Cover Art Auction. Artworks are auctioned off with a percentage of the sale going to the artist and the remainder going to the paper’s art grants fund. Then, the grants are given back to arts organizations and artists in the community.READ MORE

The 100 Day Project Continues

Days 28 – 36 of the 100 Day Project by Lisa Flowers Ross.

I am now about 3/4 of the way through the 100 Day Project, a daily art commitment. At first, I started painting in a small sketchbook (about 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ square). There are 50 paintings in my sketchbook. All of them started with something I saw. They vary in degrees of abstraction. (See days 1-27 in my previous post.)READ MORE

North x Northwest Exhibition

Leaf Stack #24
hand-dyed fabrics, thread
59-1/2″ x 34-3/4″

I am happy to announce that my artwork, Leaf Stack #24, which is part of my Leaf Stack series, has been accepted into the North x Northwest 2020 exhibition. The theme for the exhibition is “Women’s Work.” The exhibition will be held at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, MT.


100 Day Art Project

Day 20 of the 100 Day Project by Lisa Flowers Ross.
When the stay-at-home orders from the governor started, I thought, “Now I will have some time to do the things that I have been wanting to do.” Since I work from home normally, it isn’t that much different. But I was thinking the rest of the world is going to have to slow down and I do not have to worry about doing so many things to try to catch up. I had great ideas about art experiments to try, studio cleaning and being very productive in the studio. A couple of months in, and none of that has happened! To remedy that, I committed to a 100 day art project.