As a Chicagoan, born in Park Ridge, Illinois, Lisa’s artistic talents were nurtured at a very young age. Her mother, artistically gifted as well, provided her with new experiences and the artistic tools needed to experiment and explore ways to express her imagination, her experiences, and the world around her.
At Lawrence University (Appleton, WI.), she was mentored by a professor who helped her realize that her artistic talents and potential were not just an interest, but gifts to nurture and pursue on a higher level. She decided to pursue art schools and chose to attend The Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, MD. She embraced the opportunity to do in-depth study and exploration, developing her gifts and challenging herself to grow to a higher artistic level.
In Maryland, Lisa visited museums, galleries, and other places of interest in the local Baltimore- Washington, DC area, and began her lifelong dream to travel. In her travels abroad, Lisa gathered personal stories from the people she met - ranging from remote villages, to gorges and seaside towns - and created paintings about the people, their life and culture. She studied and was influenced by many artists, including Spanish painter, Sunol Alvar, who had a major influence in the development of her work, along with other famous artists such as Degas, Monet, and Manet. Lisa's travels over the years has taken her to England, Scotland, Jamaica, Mexico, France, Greece, Italy, and Belgium. Each of her extended visits to those countries resulted in volumes of photographs, stories, sketches, and research to aid in the development of her paintings.
As an artist, Lisa’s lifelong dream has been to enhance and touch the lives of people around the world through
her rich creativity and imaginative works of art. Her artwork expresses her insatiable love of people and travel, sharing their intriguing stories along with the colorful tapestry of patterns, symbols, color, and textures of their lives and culture. She teaches us to see, not just observe our life that we may take for granted. She has developed unique techniques in her paintings that provide brilliant color and depth - capturing the essence of their experience, and environments.
Recently Lisa has begun to focus her artistic intention on health and healing. She is exploring how her art can
enhance the health and well-being of all who come to experience and appreciate her work. She has a particular
affinity with children and young adults, and enjoys teaching, nurturing their creativity through workshops and classes. Lisa looks to develop new projects and commissions which will allow her to express these new directions.