For those of you that get get bored to tears reading an artist's Bio, because most of them are the literary equivalent of a piece of dry toast - mine included, here are some non-pretentious factoids about me :

  • I spent some of my childhood growing up in Mallorca, one of the Balearic islands in the Mediterranean ... Awesome!
  • I "ran away" to America when I was 22 ... Still here :)
  • I used to sketch and sell portraits as a teenager for extra cigarette money - Happy to say I quit that foul habit many years ago! 
  • I paint and create, simply because I have to, it keeps me sane-ish and grounded. Creating really is a meditation for me.
  • I cannot tolerate pretentiousness; in the art world, or otherwise.
  • I cannot paint the same style every day - how do you grow otherwise?
  • On that note, I think I might be creatively schizophrenic :)
  • Favourite "all-time" artist : J.M.W. Turner
  • What I find attractive : Authenticity
  • What I find repugnant : Cruelty
  • Big fan of honesty ... Truth rules!
  • Happiest in jeans and a T-shirt.
  • I love animals, especially dogs. I had a rescue Australian Cattle dog named Yoyo … she is missed greatly! We have now adopted a new  pup - Yay!!
  • I like to cook, and I try to keep it healthy and light; but, I do like a good pint of Guiness and a pizza now and again :)
  • I cook like I paint. It may look like a tornado just rolled through when I am finished, but generally I am happy with most results.
  • I was in the mortgage business for over 10 years.
  • I sold cars for a while in Phoenix, Arizona in the summer ... not for the faint-hearted!
  • I was almost bitten by a Black Widow spider; twice!
  • Moving trans-Atlantic is a bit of a nightmare … Especially when you are bringing your Dingo, your partner, and your business!
  • I must have flown trans-Atlantic over 30 times. I should wear a uniform and get paid.
  • I am a born worrier and a recovering A-Type personality ... my partner is my "sponsor" ;)
  • I am trying to get used to growing older with grace. Sometimes this plan backfires and usually involves a Guinness … maybe two ;)
  • I like good, "thinky" movies and documentaries but, wouldn't say no to a good comedy ... The Heat and Galaxy Quest come to mind.
  •  I usually read autobiographies or health/self improvement related books ... love Wayne Dyer.
  • I am getting into Zen more as I get older - Time for wisdom???
  • I love P!NK !!!!!!!!! I have seen her twice - live ... WOW! She is usually rockin' the studio if I need a musical energy shot.
  • I would love to have a custom piece of mine on P!NK's wall..... but, I MUST be there for the install! Call me, Alecia! :)
  • If I am feeling mellow in the studio, a little Colbie Caillait, Jack Johnson or other groovy, California-vibe stuff are the tunes for the day.
  • I love the countryside, and the sea, vast horizons, atmospheric weather - mother  nature rocks!
  • The news and politics generally irritate, depress or bore the arse off me.
  • If I wasn't a full time artist I would like to be a location scout  - or something to do with food and health.
  • I consider myself, honest, reliable and loyal - just a touch of crazy.
  • I am emotional and sensitive ... I have been through a few tissues.
  • I have yet to be arrested, for anything :)
  • I feel like I am half American and half English ... I suffer from "nationality confusion" (yes, that is a technical term).
  • Sometimes I am in the studio working way past a good mood and have to be forcibly removed!
  • To be continued......
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Lisa Ridgers uses only professional grade high quality materials for the production of her artwork. - All canvas is by Fredrix (or of a similar grade) and double/triple primed with high quality acid free acrylic gesso. - Paints and mediums are professional grade by Golden or Liquitex. UV resistant and durable, high quality pigments. - Papers and matboards are high quality, cotton rag and acid free. - All other mixed media materials are chosen and/ or prepared for maximum durability and longevity with nearly 20 years of experience behind us.


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