an artist living and working in the Washington D.C. area. Prior to moving to the D.C Area, Lisa taught Drawing & Painting, Studio art, and Art History for Norfolk Public Schools, Elementary Art in Chesterfield County Schools, Richmond Virginia for a total of 16 years. Lisa received her B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1984.
“I came from humble beginnings, which I am so grateful for. It taught me valuable lessons, in particular, to push my creative mind, and to see things in a different light. Drawing or painting is a sacred space for me that has always allowed me freedom to play, escape,and reflect”
Lisa’s art is a representation of ordinary life, the good, and the not so good. Many Subjects include social injustices depicted through objects and arranged to depict a message. The paintings often symbolize a social, economic, environmental, or humane treatment of animals message. Creating a painting that has a strong message hidden or represented by simple objects is a common thread in Lisa’s work.
In her mixed media /contemporary paintings, there are multiple symbols and hidden images woven in a tapestry of colors that tell a story or reveal a message. Lisa has done commissioned work for Restaurateurs, Advertising Agencies, Medical Offices, and private residences. She is a home studio and working studio artist at Artists and Makers Studios 1 as well as a participating artist at Compass Atelier Masters Artists Program.
“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from; we all have a story to tell, that it is woven in our DNA. This is what propels me to paint”
Rockville Art League Member
Montgomery Art Association Member