Lisa Bella Bryson
Temporal, fleeting, a passage in time, void of place, often conceived as unimportant, the moments least remembered, this is the premise of my work. Whether drawn or painted, it is the exploration and representation of the immaterial essence of being human that I strive to embody. It is my desire to give prominence to individuals who might otherwise be overlooked.

The absence of background in my work resonates with a sense of personal disconnect in my own life. Although the portraits are primarily of others, the work is often autobiographical in nature – drawing from experiences, places and individuals I have known. The mediums I work in are varied, but the underlying themes remain constant: an emotional connection, the pursuit of dignity and a sense of importance. I am significant.