We had the good fortune of connecting with Lisa Carney and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lisa, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
One of the most important lessons my art career has taught me is perseverance. No matter what, keep doing what you love. Success does not come overnight.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Art is something that came naturally to me. I was lucky to grow up in a musical and artistic family. I was surrounded by artists, musicians, woodworkers and artisans. All of which have contributed in some way, to the creative person I am today.
As a child, I would doodle all the time at school and I would draw and sing when I was home. After I graduated from Art school, I had to work in non art related job for several years. It was difficult because I didn’t have time to do any art. Making a painting makes me feel content and to me, that’s an addictive feeling. I was quite unhappy not being able to create. Then I found a job that allowed me the time to start painting and participate in art exhibitions. And, with the start of online galleries, I was able to sell my paintings myself online.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband and family have helped me in many tasks throughout the years and I appreciate them immensely.