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Beyond the Frame – Episode #20 Lisa Johnson

This week, for the twentieth episode in Propeller’s PODCAST series:  BEYOND THE FRAME, we hear from Lisa Johnson.

BEYOND THE FRAME features one-on-one inspiring interviews with Propeller artists, taking you inside the artists’ process; allowing the listener to hear first hand, the intimate stories behind the art!


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Episode #20 Lisa Johnson

In this episode, we welcome oil painter Lisa Johnson, whose emotionally charged landscape paintings evoke the raw truth, with a gut-felt immediacy to them, that can only be inspired by immersing oneself in nature.  Art history, Music and her time as a dancer, all lend a hand informing her luscious markmaking.
it is about the questions, more than the answers ”  

Although my paintings usually begin with a desire to share an experience of place, there is always a certain tension between representation and abstraction as the paintings evolve. I search for ways to use paint to express the raw energy and spirit of landscape and this often takes me on an improvisational path.  This interview was quite liberating as it pushed me to speak aloud some of the thoughts, inspirations, challenges and questions that are usually part of the solitary experience in the studio. 


Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson BTF 2021

Many thanks to the following:

BEYOND THE FRAME is a result of an initiative by artist, Tracy Thomson, who joined our collective in 2021.  Professionally recorded at The Orange Lounge, and hosted by member, Doris Purchase, this new podcast series is a wonderful example of Propeller’s motto, “Artists Empowering Artists”! 

The BEYOND THE FRAME team includes:

  • Producer: Tracy Thomson
  • Host: Doris Purchase
  • Graphics & Animation: Phil Nguyen with artwork by Doris Purchase
  • Audio Engineer: Spencer Sunshine
  • SFX: Vlad Nikolic
  • Recording Studio: The Orange Lounge, Toronto
  • With support from Par Nair and Lisa Johnson

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