Artwork by Lisa Curry Mair

Leaping into the New Year!

Leaping into the New Year!

It's been quite a year here at the studio! In January I closed the doors to the Canvasworks Supplies side of my business, as I was determined to find more time to spend on my painting. The Supplies business had grown exponentially and I was unable to find someone to...

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Christmas at Canvasworks & Ascutney Notch Farm

Wishing you a wonderful holiday and the very best of New Years! As I write this, I'm snuggled in at my desk with piles of boxes and wrapping paper spread all over my studio work table next to me. Every year I bring it upon myself to make just about every gift I give....

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Really big paintings! Landscapes and countrysides.

Really big paintings! Landscapes and countrysides.

This is the third 3ft by 6ft canvas Hunting Scene wall hanging I have completed this year. These are so much fun to paint as they fall somewhere between a painting to be framed and a mural. I guess all of my years painting large floorcloths has paid off. If there's...

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What is it about Riding to Hounds?

What is it about Riding to Hounds?

I grew up listening to my mother's stories about foxhunting in New England. Back when I was falling off my pony regularly in an attempt to become a world class "equestrienne", I studied black and white photos of her sailing over fences on her horse "Snapshot" while...

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Tackling Art and Emotions

Tackling Art and Emotions

It's been quite a week. When I woke up Wednesday to my radio telling me who our new president was going to be I was in a state of shock. Emotions washed over me and threw me into a turmoil of anxiety. I don't do angry well. It's one of the big reasons I prefer to work...

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“Real” Art

“Real” Art

I've been painting to earn a living for more than 25 years. You'd think I'd be starting to figure it out. Well, maybe I'm starting to, but sometimes it feels like I'm such a newbie at this "art" stuff! When I first started creating floorcloths I was fresh off a stint...

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Feasting My Eyes in Horse Country

Feasting My Eyes in Horse Country

October has been a busy month! First I went to Middleburg, Virginia to mix business with pleasure as I visited my daughter, Lauren, and called upon some decorators and shops in the area to show them my work. Then I spent a couple of days teaching a class in...

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A Hunt Scene mural for a New Hampshire home

A Hunt Scene mural for a New Hampshire home

Back in February I visited a home in New Hampshire to talk about the home owners' desire for me to create a mural for three walls of their beautiful home's parlor. They are both members of North Country Hounds, a foxhunt in the local area, and they requested scenes of...

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Top rider and artist team up for Brooke USA

Top rider and artist team up for Brooke USA

USET top-ranked equestrian Lauren Kieffer and artist Lisa Curry Mair have teamed up to raise funds for Brooke USA, which exists to support the work of the Brooke, the world's largest international equine welfare charity, alleviating suffering for 82 years. From now...

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