The Newsroom • Published Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2006, 11:43 AM
Simple Joy: This scientist experiments with creativity and finds a passion for painting
Texas Living (Print) February 2006 (no weblink available) Vibrantly colored works of art fill every available surface around Lisa Cain’s family room and kitchen. Describing each piece, she smiles suddenly and says, “Painting puts a special joy inside of me. It is a different type of joy after you create something and you look at it, specifically when my artwork makes people smile.” She wasn’t always a painter. Lisa, an assistant professor in the department of neurosciences and cell biology at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), made a profound discovery seven years ago that rocked her world. It didn’t come from the laboratory or through extensive research. Instead, the League City resident uncovered a truth about herself by taking a risk and putting a paintbrush to canvas. She stepped out of the scientific box and into the world of art, memories, and colors.