Lisa Gakyo Schaewe

4919 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304


Lisa Gakyo Schaewe engages in creative process as a form of meditation. Viewed as a practice, art making becomes both a way to be with not knowing and a means to know the Self and gain glimpses of the True Nature of Reality. In that space, ordinary paintbrushes become implements for liturgy; the act of drawing or painting becomes a sacred ritual; a way to offer oneself to the numinous and surrender to Mystery.  

“In the mundane, nothing is sacred. In sacredness, nothing is mundane.”
-Dogen Zenji

Lisa’s primary medium, encaustic painting utilizes color pigments and bees wax hardened with pine tree resin which is then enhanced with oil paint, ink and ground pastel dust. She also makes large "mindscape" paintings in acrylic on canvas.

In addition to her work as an artist, Lisa is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She teaches The Role of Art in Healing at Red Rocks Community College, facilitates Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction groups and workshops focusing on art as a mindfulness practice in the community, and offers Resiliency and stress management workshops for the military and veterans through the American Red Cross.

Painting/Acrylic/Encaustic, Photography

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