Lipsky's paintings are primarily about color, differences, amounts, and the way colors play off each other. She attempts to create color worlds, which are without words. Her work continues the tradition of painting about color from the artists she admires most, including Manet, Mondrian, Rothko, and Newman.
"Painting is about seeing," Lipsky says. "And that's not easy. To see what you've done, to be able to actually see other work takes a lifetime. Seeing changes — what I thought was very good last year might not look that good to me now. And when I put something away for six months and then take it out I'm a bit nervous at first. Will it hold up? Of course, it's even worse when it's your own work, because you are so subjectively wrapped up in it."
Lipsky received her M.A. from Hunter College in 1968, and a B.F.A. from AAP in 1963. Her work is represented by Gerald Peters Gallery in New York City.