The Artist Behind The WARM Place Murals

One of the most defining characteristics about The WARM Place are the many murals that bring the group rooms to life. Some may not know this, but every mural is very intentional in that it represents an element of one’s grief journey. Yet, these murals didn’t create themselves. It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Lisa Voight, the artist responsible for the captivating paintings gracing the walls of this home.

We know you stay very busy, Lisa! Tell us a little bit about yourself, how do you spend your free time?

I am a Fort Worth native and attended Fort Worth County Day (FWCD) and Baylor University and graduated with a degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis on Graphic Design.  While at Baylor, I met my husband, Jason.

We have two great kids that occupy most of our free time.  I have a son that will be a senior and a daughter that will be a freshman at Aledo High School – they keep me super busy.  My son, Jud, is an Area Officer in the FFA.  He keeps me busy attending numerous cattle shows and as a board member for the Aledo Ag Backers. First, I never thought I would be a cattle show mom nor attending all these cattle shows but it has been a blessing and a blast.  I have had the opportunity to meet many great people in the cattle industry and some have become very good friends.  Secondly, owning cattle is pretty cool.  They have really funny personalities.  My daughter loves athletics, especially basketball and track.  She plays on competitive AAU basketball teams, which keeps us busy with a full practice schedule and tournaments in various cities. All in all, I love getting to spend time with them.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

When did you discover you had this incredible artistic talent?

Since I was little, I have always loved art.  I would always ask my parents for paints and pens.  It wasn’t until my later years at FWCD that I realized I actually had artistic talent, which led me to pursue a degree in fine arts. 

Was it always something you wanted to pursue as a full-time career? 

At Baylor, I studied graphic design, which was heavy into computers and specific programs.  I enjoyed graphic design, but my passion was painting – creating from hand.  I looked for graphic design jobs, which were not as plentiful when I graduated.  I eventually overhead a lady saying they would love to have a western border painted in a child’s room, and I stepped in and said I can do that.  The rest is history.  I found my passion. I believe you spend too much time at your jobs to not enjoy what you do, and I can honestly say I love mine!

You create all types of paintings for clients, versatility is truly what makes you so unique! Your work is such an important part of The WARM Place and the spaces that children use when they come here. When working on murals specifically at The WARM Place, is there something that inspires you?

When listening and discussing the WARM Place’s mission and vision for these murals, I notice a recurring theme that was nature based. I love that there was thought behind each mural on how they could be tied to grief and the healing process. I am inspired by nature and its beauty. I tried to paint them in a style that would appeal to all ages. 

Of all the murals you have done at The WARM Place, which is your favorite and why?

Oh boy, that is a tough one.  They are all special to me. What’s funny is that I painted the mountain scene when we had our recent streak of 100 plus degree days this past summer, the beach when it was freezing outside, and most recently the garden when it was spring.  They are all unique and special in their own way…including the Emotion Commotion room where I was able to channel my inner graffiti side.

To learn more about Lisa, the work she has done or to inquire about her services, click here.
Katy Roussey

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