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Inspired by the vivacious, detail-oriented work of Norman Rockwell, Lisa Powers picked up a brush at the age of 10 and hasn’t stopped flecking her way toward mastery ever since. After obtaining a fine-arts degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Powers threw herself into the arts, supplementing her brushwork with forays into the studies of both psychology and sociology. Today, she draws influence from the work of modern masters—from Toulouse-Lautrec's belle époque lithographs to Lichtenstein's comics-inspired pop art—to create evocative mixed-media work. During her art classes and studio sessions, Powers calls upon her years of experience as she helps established artists perfect their techniques and younger artists develop an understanding of the colours that will really pop against a refrigerator-hued backdrop.