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 large oil paintings and watercolors explore the organic repetition of shapes and contours within branches, the interaction of light and atmosphere to create contrast, and a shared moment of transcendence with the viewer.
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 work is in collections in Texas, California, Oregon, New York, France, Germany, and the UK. Horlander is pursuing an MFA at the University of Texas at Tyler. She is currently at New York University in their prestigious Summer Studio Residency. Horlander enjoys walks through the lovely woods of East Texas with her son, and being a guinea pig for her husband’s culinary experiments.