About Lisa Foley
A Life of Colour
Since 2005, Lisa has run her own business as a public artist, community arts facilitator and creative mentor/counsellor, working with people from all walks of life.
She has led a creative life since childhood including working in Film and TV, youth events and publishing. She is also a children’s author.
Lisa understands the unique challenges of a creative life and utilises her depth of creative and personal experience to help creative people find their flow.
Lisa began her art training in early childhood in the Heidelberg area of Melbourne, and was taught by an ‘old school’ local artist called Reg Green. He tutored mostly in the tradition of the Impressionistic style, which instilled in Lisa a great love of the methods and philosophy of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. She naturally developed a life-long appreciation of the world-famous Heidelberg School of Impressionist artists. Lisa’s own work is still influenced by these ideas, particularly the ethereal quality of shifting light and colour. She delves into various mediums to explore the ‘play of light and colour’, with a focus on activating materials like resin, glass, mica powders, gems and metallics, alongside paint and ink.
A kaleidoscopic display of yellow, purple, pink, green and blue. The work of artist Lisa Foley.
– The Age, July 29, 2013
2013 Article in The Age Newspaper
Stain Glass Portrait
Labyrinth Mural Project
Cycle of Life Mural Collaboration
Traffix Graffix Award Ceremony
Book Cover Artwork
Lisa established her art business in 2005, selling canvas art worldwide online, but in 2007 shifted focus to create murals, public art installations and to run community art projects. This intrepid path has spanned the past 15 years and lead to more than 40 public art projects. Read more…
Lisa became a contract artist at the Austin Repatriation Hospital in Melbourne in 2007 and has continued working in different areas at the ‘Repat’ and Heidelberg campuses ever since, creating numerous murals, installations, canvas commissions and other artistic endeavours, including facilitating the long-running Veteran’s Art Group.
Lisa is a qualified counsellor and combines her counselling and creative skills to offer Counselling for Creatives, 1:1 Art Tutoring, and Creative Development workshops.
In 2023, Lisa continues her journey as a public artist, alongside exploring different mediums from her home studio, the ‘Shedio’. She can ‘tailor’ pieces to individual needs, so feel free to contact her if you should require a special commissioned piece. She hopes you enjoy exploring her artwork and encourages you to ask questions or open a conversation with her if you feel inspired.
Work with Lisa
Creative Counselling Consultations
50 minute sessions
As well as being a professional artist, Lisa is an author and qualified counsellor. She understands the unique challenges of a creative life, and combines her knowledge and skills to offer Creative Counselling Consultations. No matter which field of expertise you are in, Lisa can offer heart-felt support for your creative expression.