Combining two of her passions, equestrian and art, Lisa Marie Bishop strives to capture the essence, energy, and power of horses onto canvas by employing abstract strokes indicating movement and grace.
Working in mixed media, including oil and acrylic, the self-taught painter is a commissioned artist with work in the collections of Olympic riders throughout the country. Lisa grew up riding horses in upstate New York. As an adult, she became a professional equestrian athlete where she competed through advanced as an FEI eventer until seven years ago, when she took up dressage. Under the tutelage of coach and trainer Michael Barisone, she is now an FEI dressage competitor and currently concentrating on bringing her young horses to the ring next year.
“My passion for horses spills into my painting,” Lisa said. “I don't paint the horse, I paint the energy and power I feel when I’m around them. I close my eyes and listen to the hoofbeats. I wake up thinking about horses, and go to bed the same way.
A former professional equestrian photographer, Lisa had to change direction when, at 24, she was diagnosed with Stargardt's disease which has caused her to become legally blind. Remarkably, although she cannot see faces, detail, and some color, she is still able to paint with incredible passion, skill and talent, making her a much sought-after artist, both within the equestrian world and elsewhere.
We are thrilled to announce that Lisa Marie and Nicole have teamed up, and will be working together in future art exhibits, both equestrian and mainstream.
Nicole's experience as both a journalist and competitor in the global equestrian world brings a
variety of skills working in public relations, marketing campaigns, social media strategies, press releases, feature articles, as well as project and event management.
Nicole is the owner of North River Equestrian LLC, specializing in a variety of equestrian-related businesses and consulting. She assisted in putting together the 2017 New England Dressage Association Fall Symposium featuring Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Carl Hester MBE of Great Britain! She has been a consultant with various equestrian companies, both in the U.S. in Europe. With an array of European contacts, she also import stop quality horses from Europe,
Continue to check the website for future announcements, which are coming soon ! With the combined energy of Lisa Marie and Nicole, you can expect frequent events that you will want to be in on! The art world will never be the same !
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