Liza Sylvestre
Liza Sylvestre - Miami

Liza Sylvestre was born in South Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her summers were spent climbing trees and her winters were full of snow and many layers of sweaters and jackets. Sylvestre's early life and adolescence was defined by a significant and progressive hearing loss. Communication became increasingly dependent on small details that she became sensitive to. This simple physical fact created a very distinct lens through which she processed the world, and continues to process the world.
She moved to Miami in 2006 where she shares a home studio with artist Luis Diaz. Her paintings and drawings grow out of simple things: single marks, a gesture hinted at with an overlapping of color. They require both spontaneity and control and a belief that beauty hangs somewhere in the balance between those poles. Sylvestre also runs the blog Hardrainlight.

The Beach in the Evening (Beach)

Miami by Liza Sylvestre

Not the crowded hot, sweaty beach of mid-day. The best time to go is when the sun is low in the sky. A specific kind of blue light is created and on calm days you can hardly tell the difference between the water, air and land. 

Address
The Beach in the Evening | Miami

Miami by Scooter (Other)

Miami by Liza Sylvestre

Simply the best way to get around Miami. You see more, you smell more, and if you're lucky enough to have a boyfriend that drives scooters like I do, you can ride on the back and take some really great video footage.  

Address
Miami by Scooter | Miami

Jimmie’s East Side Diner (Cafe)

Miami by Liza Sylvestre

The very best pancake-bacon-scrambled-eggs-hash-browns-and-perfect-diner-coffee breakfast.

Address
Jimmie's East Side Diner | 7201 Biscayne Blvd | Miami

Fairchild Tropical Garden (Park)

Miami by Liza Sylvestre

If you're an artist interested in texture and detail this place is a goldmine. My favorite thing about Miami might very well be all of the plants that grow here and Fairchild showcases them in the best possible way.

Address
Fairchild Tropical Garden | Old Cutler Road Coral Gables | Miami

Morningside Park (Park)

Miami by Liza Sylvestre

A lovely park along the bay in the Mimo area of Miami. Lots of open spaces, enormous mature banyan trees that provide lots of shade and a creek full of crabs and little creatures that scurry about. Plus it has these amazing trees that appear to also be part vine. They are pretty magical looking, full of texture and great for art inspiration. 

Address
Morningside Park | 750 NE 55th Terrace | Miami

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