Lois Fisher attempts to capture the mood of a particular scene – and the emotion that it evokes. It may be the mayhem of Times Square, the tranquility of a Cape Cod marsh, or the mood expressed by an individual’s face. For her, oil paint is the ideal medium for conveying that expression; the buttery texture can be used for energetic impasto brushwork or diluted for delicately transparent effects. Lois Fisher subjects range from figures, interiors, cityscapes, and landscapes. She particularly enjoys painting places that she knows intimately: New York City and Cape Cod. Lois Fisher grew up in New York and it is a source of never-ending inspiration, especially the interplay of people, light and architecture. And after decades visiting Cape Cod she become deeply attached to the magical light and gentle beauty of the Outer Cape. Several of the artists whom she turns to for inspiration are Pissarro, Corot and Monet, all of whom achieved beautiful light effects with colors that are rich but not strident.
Lois Fisher attended The Art Students League where she studied anatomy and drawing with Michael Burban and Costa Vavagiakis, and painting with Gregg Kreutz and Marybeth MacKenzie. She also studied at the National Academy School with Dan Gheno and Sam Adoquoi. She has taken classes with Gary Godbee at the Montclair Museum Yard School of Art and workshops with Christopher Gallego at the Woodstock School of Art.
Lois Fisher is a member of The Salmagundi Club, New York City and The Art Students League of New York.