Lisa Torche’ Davis: Local Artist’s Work on DisplayPosted: Jan 18 in WLCNY News by Staff
Lisa Torche’ Davis is an expressionist painter. She works primarily in acrylic on canvas. At our new DeWitt office, we currently have 18 of her paintings on display.
Lisa grew up on the peaceful East bank of the Seneca River in Baldwinsville, NY, and she has never stopped being inspired by it. She says the intense beauty of the water in every phase of light and season went deeply enough to last a lifetime.
Lisa paints in a distinctly bold style. Her compositions are strong, with layers of color that create deep, rich tones. While somewhat utopian in theme, the pensive quality of the faces she portrays suggests a very real mixture of joy and sadness, beauty and pain. Her work seems to prompt even the casual observer to wonder what complexities lie behind the quiet reflection in that water, or that scene, and especially those eyes.
“It would be easier to say that I am self-taught, but that is simply not true”, says Torche’. “My father was an extremely talented artist and spent years teaching me. Any formal training I have had since then has proved to me what a good artist and teacher my father was.”
Lisa owned and operated a graphic design studio for over 10 years before turning to fine art full time. Even though her paintings can be found in private collections throughout the U.S., the artist has spent the last two decades primarily raising her children without actively showing or marketing her work. She has been quietly painting, however, because, as she says, “painting is like breathing; I have to do it.” She recently celebrated this new era of “grown up children” by having one woman exhibit in Greenport, Long Island.
The artist resides with her husband Glenn and the youngest of their four children on the outskirts of Cazenovia. She sells both original paintings and limited edition prints on canvas. To see some of Lisa’s work, you can visit her website at www.lisatorche.com