About the Artist
Lisa Matta was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. She remembers loving to sketch, draw and paint from an early age. But going to school and helping her parents in their restaurant business didn’t afford much time for advancing her skills in art. She knew a time would come when she would be able to pursue her passion to create the pictures that had been in her mind and heart for years. Shortly after her move to the El Paso area, Lisa discovered a group of artists with easels and paint brushes on the banks of the Rio Grande. “The most fortunate moment of my life was meeting these members of the El Paso Plein-Airgroup,” explains Lisa. “So many wonderful people who helped me in my pursuit of becoming a better artist.” Presently Lisa is showing her work in El Paso, Texas at the Art & Framing Gallery, Ardovino’s Desert Crossing & Group Art shows at the Hal Marcus Gallery, Sunland Art Gallery, and The Chamizal Park. Her work has been shown in the El Paso Times, El Paso Scene, and other media publications and has donated her work to causes such as Avance, Buena Vida Adult Day Care, Child Welfare League, KCOS Art Auction and Project Harmony.