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About Me

Hello from the studio, here I am working on the first wave of 2023

Welcome to my world!

Lisa Mahony

2023 will be about water 



Hello Family, friends, art buddies, collectors and visitors

I hope you are looking forward to 2023. I am bursting with plans for the coming year. I hope this year turns out to be as productive as I expect. I plan on painting a lot! let's see how many Paintings I can get done this year. I have a couple of things on the back burner, more about that as the year unfolds.

This year will be all about following my muse and skill building.  My waterscapes have been getting more advanced and I am hoping to get even better by studying water this year. This will be extra challenging as I always want to run off and do side projects. Hopefully, by writing this down, I will be able to stop myself from painting other subjects. Every once in a while something will slip in but That could be a commission or a PROJECT I have to finish. 


I will tell you something else, I am diving more into color and imagined color. WAter is INFLUENCED by so many factors that I feel I can explore some new color combinations this year. I find painting water challenging in ways I never thought possible. Hopefully I can amuse and tempt people to join me on this journey; The Color of Water.

I find myself less and less inclined to move from my studio. I will do some plein air paintings but my heart is pulling me to investigate water, more closely So, that is what I will do. I will still venture out to sketch, paint and photograph the ocean as there is nothing like being there for color notes. I just am not feeling like lugging everything out to paint every couple of weeks. When I do go out, It will be to paint waterscapes. I will also try and post more of my journey to help and inspire others. Maybe it will help us to follow our goals.

I Do have some paintings That Will be added to the other categories, paintings that i need to finish before i can give myself over to my waterscapes completely.   

I don't want to make any hard and fast rules, my TEMPERAMENT  is best suited to bend instead of break. At times I have the hardest time making a decision and it usually is BECAUSE I am trying to force myself to do something. This year, I will work on specific goals and hopefully you will check back to see what I am doing. Here's to making the most of 2023!

I also am available for commissions.

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2022- Currently Showing at Island Brewing, Carpenteria August 13 – September 25 

2022- Currently Showing at Olivas Adobe September through November Summer Light & Making Breakfast for the vaqueros

2022 -Ventura County Fair, Professional fine arts, A Perfect Moment,  August 

2022- Spring Fever Show at the Center for the Arts Thousand Oaks, March 4-May 2, 12 paintings 

2022- Olivas Adobe March 13 - August 31, 18 Paintings

2021 - Very Ventura Gifts and Gallery Shop Broadbill & Daisies in Bloom March 12-May 13 

2021 - Harbor Village Gallery and Gifts Too, Sailing Channel Islands Harbor, March 19-May 17 

2021 – SpiceTopia Show Translucent Moment & Last of Its Era, February 12-March 11 

2020 – Harbor Village Gallery and Gifts Too, A Wave for Christopher, October 11-November 12 

2020 – BAA’s 34th Annual Open Competition, at the Museum of Ventura County, A Wave for Christopher, February 9-March 

2019-2020 Welcome to California, Roadside Attractions & Opening Night, California Art Club’s Exhibit November 29-March 8 

2020 – 2 Person Show, California Color, Lisa Mahony & Theresa Paden, Fox Fine Jewelry in Ventura, Ca January 16-March 8, 25 Paintings

2019- 2020 7th Annual Art About Agriculture, Santa Paula Art Museum Roadside Attractions, November 7- March 8 – Selected for the Cover Art for show's Brochure 

2019 - Plein Air Painters of Carpenteria Group Show at Zooker's Restaurant, October 21 - December 15, 2 Paintings 

2019 - Harbor Gallery Member's Show September 17 - December 17 

2019 -2020 Anniversary Exhibition of the Old Mill with the California Art Club, Late night Shopping trip, September 10 - January 12, 2020 

2019 - Won Outstanding Merit Award for Sailing Away at the Harbor Gallery, Ventura Ca 

2019 - Santa Paula Art Museum, Celebrating Teachers Exhibit, Painting Outside the Church & Roadside Attractions 

2019 - Won Merit Award for Sailing with Me, Harbor Village Gallery & Gifts Too 2019 - Hired by the Santa Paula Art Museum to speed paint, Sailing for the Sun, for their Silent Art Auction, June 6 

2019 - Lavender Festival, Lavender Fields forever, Ojai Ca 

2019 - Won Best of Show for The Collector, Fillmore's Inaugural Art Show, March, Purchased for the city's art collection

2019 - Exhibited at the Santa Paula’s 82nd Annual Art Show, Lavender Fields forever, booked for a demonstration for the Santa Paula Art association

2019 - Won 1st Prize in the Atrium Gallery Treasures Show for Sailing Out of the Harbor

2018 - Won 3rd Prize in the Santa Paula Arts & VACE Show with It Used to be More Fun

2018 - Opening of the Cole Creativity Center, exhibited 3 paintings and created 4 murals with kids. 


2018 - Solo Show on Teaching and Creating with Me Project, exhibited at Blanchard Library and created 6 mini murals with kids, Santa Paula, Ca 

2017 - Museum of Ventura County’s Website displayed, The Patron Saint of the iPhone for their figure drawing nights 

2017- Fillmore Artist’s Guild Exhibit at the Ojai Art Center    

2017- Abstract Show at Atrium Gallery 

2017- Community Memorial Hospital Exhibit I Remember the Thomas Fire, website displayed the painting for the show 

2017- Won the Fillmore Library Poetry Contest, The First Time 

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 how the light hits water.  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. Some paintings are easier than others but I try and finish all of them.

career highlights

I have shown at the Santa Paula Art Museum, The California Art Club & showed in 2022 at Olivas Adobe and Anacapa Brewing Co. I am a member of Plein Air Ventura County too.

 Where will I be showing next? I will let you know as soon as possible! It’s exciting seeing opportunities open up. More on that as I commit to shows. 

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