Artist Bio

Melted Theory Art

Is nature ever untouched by human influence? I explore this intersection on my canvas, combining a lifetime love of painting and the natural world. Using a palette of blues and greens and expressive motion, I aim to capture the feeling of both the outside world and the touches left behind by human creations – a vertical stroke suggesting fences, old piers, boats, windows. Painted and textured with brushes and palette knives, my work ranges from seascapes and abstracted landscapes to fully abstract pieces. Each painting is a journey, with a captured sense of time passing and experiences lived. With an abstracted take on the natural world and a strong love of the ocean, local artist Lisa Hayden brings the outdoors inside through art.

Lisa Hayden studied painting at the University of Miami before returning to her native Massachusetts where she continued classes in painting and other art forms at the Danforth Museum and Worcester Art Museum. The years painting in an environment of warm ocean waves, wild greenery, and colorful architecture have melded with the last 30 years of New England shores, forests, fields, and the Boston Seaport to create her visual viewpoint.


Main Subject

Abstracted landscapes and seascapes


Materials and Techniques

I paint abstracted landscapes and seascapes that range from slightly abstract to fully abstracted. I mostly paint using acrylic on canvas, and also use watercolors and acrylic ink on watercolor paper to sell as smaller framed originals.