Lisa Faire Graham, a 5th generation native of south Lake County, were among the 298 artists showcasing their work at this prestigious Mt. Dora Art Festival juried event.
“I’m honored to receive an invitation to participate,” said Graham. “It’s definitely an answer to prayer.”
As a fine art photographer, Graham is inspired by God’s masterpieces found in skyscapes and nature. She’s also intrigued with discovering hidden beauty in abandoned vehicles, old buildings, and objects of yesteryear.
“I grew up listening to stories about my ancestors, visiting their homesteads, walking the roads where they walked and seeing the objects they used each day, which lead to my lifelong appreciation for nostalgic and vintage subjects. One of my greatest experiences was doing a photo shoot with my dad who led us to the present location of a 1940s-era Studebaker truck and Chevrolet Bel Air, both of which he rode in during his teenage years.”
Using Nikon DSLR cameras, Graham captures subjects and employs digital painterly techniques to reimagine and create new visual “stories,” which are presented on matted, maple and mounted metal prints. In addition to features in publications, her award-winning images have been displayed in public venues, galleries and museum exhibitions, including the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa.
Most recently, Graham has been capturing images in old buildings and creating abstracts inspired by crumbling plaster, lath, joists and other elements of construction. In addition to vintage subjects, she also enjoys creating photo art drawn from florals and sunsets. Two of her images, Bromeliad and Sunset Flight, were selected by Keep Florida Beautiful (a Keep America Beautiful affiliate) for their Summary of Final Report Litter Control & Prevention Education Grant publications.
To preview her work before the art festival, please see her website: https://grahampictures.com/
Lisa has been a contributing writer for Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cat Really Did That? 101 stories of Miracles, Mischief, and Magical Moments. Her article, “Blue Eyes & Elbows”, was the inspirational story about her adopted cat, Mitzi. (Royalties from the book go to American Humane, one of the organizations that Chicken Soup for the Soul supports in its broad program to help care for shelter animals and promote adoption).