No, that image above is not a photo of my kitchen sink. It is an astonishingly realistic oil painting on canvas by Lisa Matera, a former Riverton resident and student at Riverton Public School.
Inspired by the beauty in scenes of everyday objects, she captures them in stunning still-life oil paintings.
Lisa was raised at 509 Main; her parents’ real estate office was in the front and their home was in the back. Many of us warmly remember Joe Matera Real Estate on Main near Broad.
Lisa attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and received her BFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught Fine Art at The Burlington County Institute of Technology and is a NJ certified K-12 art teacher who teaches privately as well as at the Perkins Center of the Arts in Moorestown, NJ.
Her website displays her portfolio to great advantage and includes these categories: Commissions, Still Life, Landscapes, and Women’s History Portraits.
Lisa shared what inspires her art and drives her to create with Stephen Finn for an article in the May 3, 2019, Moorestown News. -JMc, Editor
Find a sampler of Lisa Matera’s work below: