Add Joy & Energy to Your Space with Colorful Abstract Art


When it comes to creating your ideal home or office environment, you want to create a space that lights you up every time you walk through the doors.

You want to feel engaged, energized, and excited…

…and full of wonder that you get to enjoy this one-of-a-kind place you’ve created for yourself, one that inspires you to be your best self and do your best work.

My goal is to create that feeling with each piece of art I make.

Hi, I’m Sylvia Lippmann, a contemporary abstract painter best known for art that is colorful, lively and energetic.

I like that abstract painting requires a leap of faith. It compels both artist and viewer to move beyond the familiar concrete world of reality and enter an intuitive, imaginative state of mind.

I try to express the energy, abundance, and fleetingness of life through bright colors and brushstrokes. I’m inspired by nature’s organic forms and rhythms, as well as my own inner feelings and experiences.

I want my paintings:

  • to take you places in your imagination and expand the familiar

  • to energize you, spark your curiosity, and make you see the world in a different way

  • to give you an experience of freedom, energy, and surprise

    to remind you that this entire universe is made up of changing, moving energies and you are part of that dance

You can read more about my approach to creating art by checking out my Artist Statement.

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A little more about me…

Although I initially devoted most of my time to painting florals and landscapes, I became more and more drawn to non-representational painting as an effective and satisfying way to express my emotions and experiences.

I was a shy, introverted teen who began painting in high school. I embraced painting as a form of self-expression that didn’t require me to talk to people! These days, I am more interested in avoiding my own mental conversations while painting. As I stand before a blank canvas, I take the time to quiet my mind, release my expectations, and open my heart to infinite possibilities. I then enter the ever-changing stream of experience while striving to express the fluidity of that experience.

I am a primarily self-taught artist who has studied privately with several abstract painters. Specific artists that influence my work include Richard Diebenkorn, Georgia O’Keefe, Helen Frankenthaler, Arshile Gorky, and Franz Kline.

Before becoming a full-time artist, I worked as a special education teacher and community college coordinator. I live in a suburb of Chicago with my husband Dan. We are the parents of three grown children, and the new grandparents of a beautiful baby boy. I enjoy having easy access to the Art Institute of Chicago, where I find continual inspiration.