Lisa Fittipaldi is a most unusual artist. Once a CPA and financial analyst, Fittipaldi suddenly lost her vision in 1993. The artwork she creates shows that true talent extends beyond the limits of our senses. Fittipaldi's portfolio demonstrates that what she sees in her mind's eye is magically transformed into beautiful realistic images.
Before becoming blind, Fittipaldi travelled extensively, experiencing customs and cultures of foreign lands. Perhaps this is where she gets her inner vision and inspiration for her incredible works. Many of her most recent paintings depict detailed street scenes or figurative portrayals. Each of these creations tell a story.
Since 1997, Fittipaldi has received much publicity regarding her work. She has had her work exhibited in many galleries and collections. From June 14th through July 14, 2001, she is having her work exhibited at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas. In addition, numerous stories have been written about her amazing abilities, and she has received numerous accolades from both television and print media. Fittipaldi has been featured on such shows as "Good Morning Mobile" in 1998, National Public Radio in May 2000, and"Deco Drive" in May 2000. On March 28, 2001, Fittipaldi appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and told her incredible story.
In 1999, Lisa Fittipaldi established a non-profit charity called The Mind's Eye Foundation, to educate the public about blindness, and as an advocate for the 1,000,000 visually impaired, blind and hearing impaired children in the United States. Fittipaldi donates a portion of the proceeds of sales of her paintings to her charity.
Museum of Fine Art Austin 1997
Florence Art Gallery 1998
Dallas Museum of Art 1999
Bal Harbour Gallery, Miami 2000