Lisa Beaman worked in the fabric medium for 20 years, establishing herself as one of the leaders in the contemporary art quilt movement. Her quilt work was often representational and narrative, incorporating figures and objects to examine emotional ideas. As an artist with many sources of inspiration, she felt a need to change direction in 1998. Leaving the fabric medium behind, she began working with oils on canvas as well as paper construction. Lisa’s work is characterized by a bold expression of subject matter. This manifests itself through a rich use of color and tone which helps to create the textural depth found in her painting. Beaman continues to explore all kinds of subject matter including figures, still life, animals, landscapes and abstract design in her paper collage.