FULTON, NY – Local writer and artist Lisa R. Davis recently released her newest book, Fairies in Summer.
This book is the third in a series, following Fairies in my Flowerbeds and Fairies in Spring Flowers.
Each is an illustrated, rhyming poetry book of fairies made visible by wearing clothes made from flowers.
Suitable for all ages, but especially appropriate for children and gardeners, the books encourage one to take a closer look at the natural world of plants, reflecting its mystical elements along with the cyclical nature of life.
Davis and her husband settled and have lived in the Fulton area since they were married in 1986.
She became an avid gardener and in 2005 began working with a relatively new art form called scannography.
“This is similar to photography,” Davis explained. “Except a flatbed scanner, rather than a camera, is used to capture an image. I arrange the flowers directly on the glass of the scanner and the resulting image has a three-dimensional look.”
She said that the process of turning her flowers into art boosted and fine-tuned her observational skills.
“I began to see tiny gowns, wings, and even heads among the blossoms and leaves in my gardens,” she said. “I started arranging flower parts into little figures. It was as if fairies suddenly sprang to life. I felt the need to give them a voice, took some writing classes through river’s end bookstore in Oswego and the CNY Arts Center in Fulton, and the first book came into being in 2013. I joined a writing group, and since then have written two more books.”
An award-winning artist, She sells her art at fine art and craft festivals throughout NYS, through Gallery 54 in Skaneateles, and from her website.
Included among her many awards are: runner-up in Reader’s Digest 2014 Made-In-America photography contest, several ribbons at the NYS Fair, and Best of Show at the Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts.
Her three books are for sale on Amazon and at the Fulton Public Library.
She is available for speaking engagements highlighting her flowers and how her passion for gardening led to art and writing.
For more information on her techniques, pictures of her gardens or for any questions, visit WallflowersAndCards.com