Colors, mood, and passion all wrapped up into one watercolor painting of a man sitting and playing the piano. The artist Lisa Flahive transforms real life scenes into pieces of art that transport you into the picture as if you were sitting with her as she paints. Her painting “The Blue” was a painting I could only stare at for a second without wanting to listen to the piano man play his melody. Lisa Flahive continues to inspire herself and others by creating breathtaking paintings of Traverse City’s gorgeous vineyards, landscapes, and downtown city life. Flahive is a resident artist at Chateau Chantel Winery and in the winter she enjoys turning music into live portraits at Thursday Night Jazz inside of Cambria Suites. Lisa Flahive is the featured artist at McMillen’s Custom Framing for the Traverse City Art Walk which is an event where Traverse City gets to show off their local galleries and local artists. McMillen’s Custom Framing is proud to feature Flahive as their 2015 artist because of her paintings that spark deep emotions and excite the eye of her audience with her soft and bold color mixes.
Whether it is the jazzy blue tones or the bright yellows and purples in her city scenes each painting is unique in the atmosphere and tone giving each of her audience members a different perception. McMillen’s Custom Framing will be pouring wine from Willow Vineyard as you enjoy the opportunity to speak with Lisa Flahive and ponder the depth of some of her most stunning works of art. http://flahive.fineartstudioonline.com/