At the intersection of object, place, memory and spontaneity, my work is a visual index of my daily encounters with the world. An intuitive and playful process, I like to be in constant motion, moving from one work to another and back again. Unrehearsed composition and editing as I create are the essential  components of my artistic process, as it allows me to incorporate past experience with present intrigue.

Inspired not so much by the reality of place and object, I am rather concerned with the properties inherent to the  things I observe while wandering through life. Much of my work is necessarily interdisciplinary, including drawing, sculpture, and performance with a strong foundation in painting. I seek to find the  essence of objects and am compelled to echo their impression, perpetuate their moment of influence  and bring them into a new reality.


  • Lisa McCarthy brightly colored painting of a person wearing sunglasses with a yellow umbrella
  • Lisa McCarthy image of a woman in a circle using ink, gouche, graphite, and charcoal on paper
  • Susan Bazett colorful painting of a little girl's face
  • Lisa McCarthy painting inspired by industrial machinery and the environment
  • Lisa McCarthy closeup of a painting inspired by industrial machinery and the environment