Lisa Horlander’s fascination with nature grew from her childhood under grand old trees and magnificent skies in the great Piney Woods of East Texas. Her oil paintings and watercolors explore the contours within branches and the negative spaces between objects. I am interested in the repetition of organic shapes, layering, the interaction of light through atmosphere, and color contrast, to capture movement and depth.

Horlander received the New Graduate Scholarship (2017), the Chris Lyons Scholarship (2016), and the prestigious Art Excellence award and scholarship (2015), all from the University of Texas at Tyler. In 2012, she was appointed Mayor Barbara Bass Artist of the Year. She has participated in over two-dozen Solo, Group, and Juried exhibitions across Texas and her works are in collections in Texas, California, Oregon, New York, Germany, and the UK. Horlander is pursuing an MFA at the University of Texas at Tyler and she attended the prestigious Summer Studio Residency at New York University in 2018.

Horlander enjoys walks through the lovely woods of East Texas with her son, and being a guinea pig for her husband’s culinary experiments.


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