Lisa Sutton chose to pursue art in 1990, graduating from the University of Michigan.  She later studied at the Austin Atelier under Edward Povey while creating out of a studio at Fe29 Gallery. Working alongside Edward Povey and Robin Amora, she began the first of her collections of larger portraits.  

Sutton’s artwork had been known to spark powerful reactions in viewers, and after further study of artists like Anselm Kiefer, she found the size of her canvases constrictive. She began to increase the size of her work, looking for greater expression in texture and color.

Paintings became a means by which people could get in touch with what is important to them honestly, fully and safely.  Her studio provides an atmosphere where intensity is the norm and visitors are invited to an intellectual challenge.