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“I feel fortunate to be the instigator of a creative celebration of one’s body and life.
Each paint session becomes a bonding experience for me, my canvas and their body, resulting in beautiful, uninhibited images that reflect the inspiration of each survivor.” – Lisa Scholder, Artist

Artist, Lisa Scholder, hand paints Cancer Survivors in a uniquely abstract and colorful presentation and reconnects them with the beauty of their bodies.

Artist, Lisa Scholder, is actually a full time licensed insurance agent specializing in Professional Liability for architects and engineers for over 20 years.
Originally from Pennsylvania, she studied Marketing at IUP then lived in California and Arizona until coming to Florida in 2004.

Although the Bodies of Courage Project was not officially founded until 2010, multi-medium artist, Lisa Scholder, was already exhibiting her work publicly since 2004.
Influenced by her father in law, Fritz Scholder, a world renowned American Indian Artist, she began body painting on New Year’s Eve 2000.
Using vivid combinations of color with the body as a landscape, physical imperfections were transformed into beautiful and colorful works of Art.

This project, that has given so many survivors self empowerment, is her driving force.