Lisa Sofia Robinson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her mother was a distant cousin of Maxfield Parrish and Lisa grew up with the smell of mineral spirits and oil paint. Lisa pursued a degree in education with a minor in music and art. After moving to the Pacific Northwest, Lisa specialized in photography and graphic design. After 20 years as a professional photographer, Lisa chose to change course and pursue a career with her other love, painting. She moved to the coast of Oregon and being so close to the water, her soul longed for something new. She worked exclusively with oil paint and figurative painting until a change in her health brought her to Open acrylic paint and abstract art. She has been displaying and selling her current work throughout the country has been widely collected by a diverse group of patrons.
Lisa explains her art as “a complex puzzle which I can't truly comprehend. I am realizing that I may never find the final answer, for it is in the searching, where I learn. The world around me uses continued movement, not stationary, never satisfied. It distracts me from delving into the depths of what I want, what I have to say; I have not the skill to express myself. Often, in the world's crowded streets, a desire to unbury my life, a fire for tracking my own heart, so wild so deep within me, wells to the surface. The goal of my art is not to make sense. My eyes move through the piece, never stagnant, always exploring. The movement, the flourish, the lines, the color and shapes which develop when completing the finished artwork, only come together when viewed as a whole.”