Thursday, September 8, 2011

Seven Minutes with Fairy and Goddess Artist Liza Lambertini

When I first saw Liza Lambertini's it evoked a number of emotions, ranging from the innocence of childhood to Peter Pan's Tinkerbelle. She calls her work Fairy & Goddess Art born out of love.

Originally from Queens NY, she currently resides in Long Island with her husband and wonderful “fur people” family.

Ennyman: How did you first come to take an interest in art?

Liza L: I believe as soon as my hands started cooperating, my one hand held the bottle and the other wielded a crayon! Art and creating came naturally to me since I was a baby. Art is more than an interest for me and this has been so throughout my life. Today art is a way of living and a means of manifesting positive and putting love into the world for me.

Enny: What is your favorite medium to work with and why?

Liza L: I am a graphic artist. Which means I paint using a pen/brush and an electronic tablet. I love to paint and hand draw my work in this way because I feel it allows me a freedom that I would not have with other mediums. I have painted in acrylic, oils, watercolor, pencils and so forth. I am still learning more working in graphic art and it is very exciting to me. A path of discovery and growth.

Enny: Who have been your favorite artists and how have they influenced you?

Liza L: I love Cecily Mary Barker’s children flower faeries. I admire her work because I see the innocence and discovery of wonderment in the natural world with her faeries. Which visually aligns with my own belief of sweet faeries and their purpose to inspire love of the natural world. Cecily is also one of the first artists out there who truly devoted her work to the faeries. She was around before I was born. Silhouette artists like Diefenbach, whose nymphs I remember seeing as a child, to this day are breathtaking to me. Ultimately and awesomely my favorite artist in the whole world is the Being who created all the beauty that surrounds me on a daily basis. I call it Nature. It has supported me to create from my own heart and to incorporate the love I see around me that I am truly enthusiastic about and grateful for. This has led me to be the original creator of this new and exciting style of fairy silhouette art with vibrant and richly colored backgrounds. :D Faery cheers!

Enny: What was it that attracted you to the themes in your current work involving faeries?

Liza L: I believe it was being switched at birth :D Then I began drawing and out popped a faery! Laughter, joy, wonderment, discovery. The positive pixie possibilities and the wonder of it all. I have believed in the faeries since before I could talk. I strongly feel preserving the beauty of the inner child is crucial to the creative and open mind, because it is within this place that possibilities of creation and art begin. I can’t say for certain if it was I who was attracted to the faeries or they to me. Probably both. To me they are a part of my life and my heart, this has always been and always will be. For me it was not simply an attraction. This too is a way of being. Love is magic.

Enny: Any suggestions for emerging artists?

Liza L: Shakespeare said it best “To thine own self be true”

AND

"Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. It is as true as sunbeams.".... Douglas William Jerrold

Enny: What's the best way to see more of your work?

Liza L: We are currently updating my entire site and will be doing a renovation. So please check back to see a more updated version in the future.

You may find me and my faeries at... http://www.lizalambertini.com

And my adventures/miracles in nature here...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lizalambertini

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's interesting that this artist defines "Graphic Art" to mean working with a pen tablet...
Graphic art can mean just about any type of 2-D art including traditional drawing and painting but in today's lexicon it typically is used for commercial art, like in advertising. Ms. Lambertini's work would be considered digital art perhaps using a software like Poser combined sometimes with photography.
By the way, I am both a professional traditional artist and digital artist.
It also seems odd that she believes herself to be the original creator of Fairy Silhouette art?

ENNYMAN said...

I almost commented on that, but let it go. Maybe that's the new gen perspective? I myself has spent 25 years in advertising, which is some distance from the traditional fine arts view, yet Warhol bridged that gulf and now definitions have become strangely strained.

As for the latter, your point is noted. A century ago we saw Maxwell Parrish impress a generation with fairy-like visions, and I have a few silhouette faeries in our shower room ... but Liza is doing some fascinating work and I wanted to share that.
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Anonymous said...

I appreciate your response, Ennyman, and agree. I do regret in my first post, the omission of the fact that I do think Ms. Lambertini's art is quite beautiful. She has some lovely concepts and unique perspectives. I am always happy to come across interviews and articles about new artists of whom I was previously unaware and I thank you for sharing this with us.