I used to be a storm chaser and drove really fast. Now I only fly by the seat of my pants. (Shh don't tell) When I started painting and taking watercolor classes it brought out my love of being with people. I found myself going to class and starting an Urban Sketchers group just to be with people even if I didn't paint. I had already fallen in love with color and had began experimenting with abstract at that point. Through my experimentation I fell in love with different media and how they work together and move on canvas and paper. Paper towel and squirt bottles are my best friends. Except people. I still love people and I feel that love is what you see when you view my creations.
An Award winning artist, Lisa DeBaets views her art as two-dimensional sculptures, molding and building layers while staying intuitively open to the possibilities of each painting. She begins with color, using bold, expressive strokes responding to the different media reflecting the spontaneity and joy felt while sliding paint across the surface. She says, “Color is my thing!" Inspired by the beauty of God's creation, her husband’s joyful smile, and the love in her little dog’s eyes, Lisa began painting shortly after moving to the Seattle area from the Midwest, saying art has made a major impact on her life. Painting in numerous styles in the past, she is currently having great success with expressive, exciting abstracts done in watercolor and acrylic mixed media on a variety of surfaces. Lisa is active in numerous art communities, including NWWS, co-chairing two exhibitions. She is the founder of Sketchers R Us, encouraging women to create daily and meet regularly for urban sketching. Lisa’s work is held in many private collections, has been accepted into many local shows and most recently juried into the 2021 Peninsula Art League Open Show winning the First Place 2D Award and in the FASO December 2021 BoldBrush Painting competition 2nd Place - Abstract Award, the Indonesia International Watercolor Online Exhibition, the San Diego Watercolor Society’s 40th International Exhibition and won 2 bronze awards in Camelback Gallery’s Bold Abstracts 2021 International Painting Competition.