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Lisa Mahony

Welcome to my site. I am happy you found me. I paint waves, landscapes and florals. I have been lucky enough to go on seven artist residencies and have shown in museums and galleries. I am grateful for these opportunities and I love to paint in the moment, whether it is in my studio or painting out on location, called plein air.

My last residency was in May of 2021, in Tehachapi, California. It was a combination of an artist residency with the US Forest Service and the Tehachapi Plein Air Invitational. I will be adding paintings as I finish them. Look for them under the heading Tehachapi, starting in December of 2021.

I have been painting for over 30 years. I was classically trained at UC Santa Cruz where I studied sculpture and painting. I continued my studies privately for over five years. That is where I fell in love with painting in plein air and painting with other artists.  Plein Air is a french term that simply means painting on location. I like getting the paint down quickly to capture my first impressions.

My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.


My inspiration comes from moments that stop me in my tracks. Like seeing waves roll in or coming around a corner to discover flowers on a fence. That excitement is what keeps me painting.


I paint in thin layers of acrylic, making the scene glow. I use painting knives, brushes and observation. 

career highlights

I have shown at the Santa Paula Art Museum, The California Art Club & I current show at Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts Too, in Ventura California. I am a co-host of Plein Air Thursday and I am getting ready for a show in March 2022, all about flowers.

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All original artwork sales are final, unless they are damaged during shipping. If the artwork is damaged first, save all packaging material showing the damage. It has to be verified by the carrier as well. Please call me immediately (within 2 days), so that I can work with you on a refund or a replacement. This allows you to shop confidently! I will make every effort to accurately represent the artwork and we can even set up a zoom call so you can see the artwork from every angle. All originals will be insured and packed in an art shipping box. I haven't had anything damaged yet!

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I use the professional acrylics made by Golden Acrylics . I use either birch, cotton or linen, when I start painting. These are professional grade materials that will last 100+ years. I want you to have a worry-free shopping experience. It has taken me years to ensure my paintings are museum quality. The prints are made with archival inks and papers as well to give you complete confidence.

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