Museum Shows

Lisa Brunetti – “Step into My World” -Museo Portoviejo /Manabi Province/Ecuador – opens 3 pm – October 18, 2021 —- Meditations in Pencil, Paintings & introducing two friends – Daniel Arias Cruzatty (Birding Specialist) and Giovanni Ruiz (Climate specialist, Natures Rights, Photographer y Augmented Reality.) We have a few surprises planned for the opening…

The show opened October 2021 and run through December 2022 and part of January 2023.

Museo Portoviejo – Lisa’s home away from home!

Excerpt from Artist’s Statement:

“I learned long ago that attention to serious art (or writing) does not mix well with society. To obtain one-hundred-percent attention, many creatives need to disconnect from the outside world. I never realized what a gift these ‘traits of an artist’ could be until this era of Covid pandemic. While many people struggled through extended periods of isolation, I dove into various creative projects.

Two people live inside of me. One interacts with society, remembers to pay the bills, nudges me to attend events (pre-covid), and keeps an eye on international news. My artistic psyche, however, requires the removal of almost all outside distractions. Some would say that the left side of the brain takes a nap so that the right side can focus on creative tasks. There’s a subtle switch of gears, somewhat like shifting down from interstate driving to a stroll along a garden path. I pick up my pencil or brush, and
almost instantly the outside world vaporizes.

Art often transports me through a magic portal; time seems to stop as if I’ve stepped into another realm. After a long session of painting, I am sometimes surprised to find that the day has weaned to night – or the night has weaned to morning. I am often exhausted as if there were a complete transfusion of my energies into the painting.

Drawing, unlike painting, is like meditation with my eyes open. It’s easy to pause, take a break and then resume. Serenity lives there, and almost instantly the rhythm of the previous session casts a zen sort of spell. An intense feeling of peace washes over me – as if there is hope for our troubled world. The pencil and paper connect me to a neutral space of immense comfort…”

Photo by Giovanni Ruiz – World Environment Day – ‘PortoParques’ Video for the event.
(November 2018 – Lisa Brunetti, A Journey)
Private show for Alliance Francais Event – July 2021
“The Guardian Ceibo” (acrylic) visited a new museo that showcases trivia about the city of Portoviejo. (November 2020 – July 2021)
Fellow artista posing in front of The Guardian.

Lisa Brunetti – A Journey (MuseoPortoviejo/Ecuador) (15/11/2018 – 15/01/2019)

Lisa Brunetti – A Journey (15/11/2018 – 15/01/2019)

Museo Portoviejo – Portoviejo Ecuador (Manabi Province)

“Lisa shares her profound connection with the natural world through writings and water-media paintings of flora and fauna. She usually works in watercolor for small studies and switches to acrylics for larger works.”

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Concerned with the rapid deforestation in Ecuador’s provice of Manabi, she tries – when possible – to call attention to our planet’s failing health. The landscape has been greatly altered in the ten years she has lived there, and losing the canopy also affects the climate and a rapid decline of species.

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P1860680 FROGGY black eyed susans
Froggy – Watercolor

P1800570 blue morpho type butterfly acrylic watercolor
The model for ‘Full House”

00 P1840837 FULL HOUSE - HIBISCUS BUTTERFLIES acrylic large square
detail: Full House

P1720826 casa loca y more
RIP – Memories from Casa Loca/Rio Jama

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Poza Honda - Manabi Province- EcuadorPoza Honda - Manabi Province- Ecuador
Poza Honda – New species; new environment slowly changing – one tree at a time…

P1570013 timeout for art van gogh table
A painted window panel from Casa Loca has a new life as a table at Poza Honda.

P1840003 1 pm equinox shadow door straight ahead
Stop for a noon equinox moment!


8 thoughts on “Museum Shows

  1. So many familiar photos and paintings are here. It’s delightful to see them in this new context, and to see some things I’ve not seen before, like the nasturtiums. Wish I could be there!


    • Thank you, Amiga! I’ll always think of you when I look at the Stilts/Water lilies… Thanks for your kind feedback about that painting – and many others! Nasturtiums have always been one of my favorite flowers – so happy and colorful, and colorful on the plate as well.

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  2. Hope you have a BIG venue for the expo, because after word gets out from the first wave of guests, you’ll be overwhelmed by throngs. By the way, ever notice how there’s no gray hair in grayscale?

    I’m no fan of billboards on the highway, but I would love to see giant versions of your art every mile. Hey, now there’s a big venue!

    You bring home the reality of the planetary environmental crisis through beauty, a magical juxtaposition.


    • What a great comment; thank you! The “I would love to see giant versions every mile’ part gave me a great smile.. Maybe it can work in some PR materials for the show!

      I suspect you’ll enjoy the post I’m about to pull together and post… stay tuned to playamart!


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