Lisa Drew is a classical singer, photo artist, and website designer in Minneapolis Minnesota. Her work has been featured in several gallery shows including Robbin Gallery 25th and 27th annual Extremely Minnesota Show, Frank Stone Gallery in Minneapolis, and at the prestigious Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts exhibit, and The Minneapolis Convention Center. She is also a three-time finalist in the International 2022 Shoot & Share photo contest. Lisa is a member of NEMAA.
Artist Statement Lisa Drew
I am the daughter of artist parents; my mother, an abstract acrylics painter and my father, a painter and floral designer (florist.) During my life I have been surrounded by color, form, imagination, expression, and music. My parents encouraged us to explore what made us happy whatever the outcome. The important thing was to find our true happiness.
Music was the heart and sole of my life, so I pursued a professional vocal performance successfully performing as a concert soloist throughout the United States and Europe. Spanning over 40 years, I experienced a twenty year career with two major opera companies, twelve years with the internationally acclaimed early music ensemble The Rose Ensemble, and twenty years as church soloist at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis.
Several years ago a benign growth on my vocal cords resulted in the loss of my professional singing voice. This led to my exciting discovery of using visual art through the lens of a camera evoking a newfound artistic expression using architectural forms, landscapes, and abstracts in both black & white and color using my computer to further my expression.
My hope is that you will find something in the presentation of my artwork that sings to you.