Lisbeth Buonanno enjoys a reputation as a fine colourist. She was born in 1961. From early childhood, Lisbeth poured her energies into drawing, and later painting.
She was noticed by Malcolm de Chazal renowned writer and painter from Mauritius Island who trained her in art, using only white and black colours. She was her only student ever. By the age of 15, she was exhibiting paintings in gallery in the southern part of France. The child prodigy was rewarded as she entered a Fine Art school, but then abandoned the idea at her father's death. Her path then became very atypical. She obtained a scholarship for China in Economics, but her talent was within herself ready to explode. Lisbeth artistic education continued there and during extended travels abroad.
She was captivated by the people of Asia, and devoted her attention to capturing the changing patterns of light and colour on cloths. After that Lisbeth dabbled in a number of different jobs but it seems that she may have decided to become a full-time painter and designer. She was then hired as a stylist in high Fashion and worked for Hanaë-Mori.
Although Lisbeth works primarily in oil, she uses it as if it were watercolour (a technique she employs when producing fashion sketches).
She paints mini collections, typically 5 canvases or so on a specific theme and then moves on to another collection. It is hard to put a label on her arts because she can master so many different painting styles, greatly influenced by the impressionist movement, John Singer Sargent, William Turner, Hopper and her fashion environment, she finally decided to paint with mini collections of 3 to 4 painting on a dedicated subject. She always works within the wide, rich textured pallet, transparencies with her own techniques, dedicated themes: intrusion in Hopper's world, big trains, urban life, intimacy...
She won different prices: "Prix du Public" at la Mairie du XVe in Paris. (Public award)
She exhibited in Singapore, Vietnam, Paris, China...
Her work is now referenced at: www.auction.fr