Lisa Sanders was born in New Zealand where she was influenced at an early age by Maori art,especially their wood carving and woven cloaks and skirts. She came to the United States via Europe in the early ’60s residing first in the Bay area then settling in the Central Valley. Formal art studies include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from California State University Stanislaus.
Lisa has worked with many media including fiber, watercolour, printmaking, metal and oils. Her current work is figurative expressionism in acrylic, assemblage and mono-printing.She is interested in colour, movement, rhythm and texture. She is especially interested in faces and the human form. The central theme of her work has always been various interpretations of the human figure with a strong emotional content. The viewer is intrigued and challenged to experience the impact of her work and its imagery of the human condition. But in every medium she wants to leave enough ambiguity so the viewers can interpret from their own experience.