L I S A  D A W N  G O L D

N Y C - 1980    

Large Paintings On Paper

     “ I must admit, I had absolutely no idea of what I was doing nor where I was going making these paintings.”  I was a very young painter hoping something good might happen if I kept at it.  It was like trying to make your way out of a giant paper in the dark - I truly had not a clue.  I only wished for some light to be shed but nobody seemed to offer it.  I’m not sure the light ever came then, but I’ve kept at it.  It’s really about finding your own way and in the end, maybe nobody but doing the work itself is the way.

     What I did not know then is the painter always stands at the place of unknowing in true creation.  It is only faith from experience that lets one continue, trusting that something positive will happen.

     Thirty two years later, maybe there has been a little light.  It is only time that gives us the luxury of things in perspective.  And a little understanding.


“Peanuts, Popcorn, Palmolive”

Acrylic, Pastel, Crayon, Medium, Pencil, wash on paper

38” x 60”

Lisa Dawn Gold © 1980