A native Floridian, born in Tampa, Lisa has resided in the greater Orlando area for 45 years. She studied at the University of Central Florida, obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1990, and was privileged to be under the tutelage of Steve Lotz, Johann Eyfells, and Robert Rivers.
In March of 2010, a stroke and open-heart surgery that December, brought Lisa back into the art world, after raising four children. Learning she could have been a quadriplegic, Lisa believes she’s been given a second chance at living and using the gift of creating art.
Lisa completed the challenging task of creating a 12 ½ ft x 5 ft painting entitled “Peacock Pride,”(final stages in photo) in the spring and summer of 2010 for the international competition ~ ArtPrize. “Peacock Pride” is her largest work to date, taking five months and encompassing over 1,000 hours of painting.
It was during ArtPrize that Lisa was able to interact with the people of Grand Rapids, Michigan and witness the overwhelming impact that art, and hers in particular, has on individuals, motivating her to share her passion for art with others.
Lisa has exhibited as Featured Artist in Art in Chambers Winter Park City Hall Commission Chambers; Jury selected for Art in Chambers Orange County, First Thursdays Orlando Museum of Art, and most recently Curatorial Selected as one of five featured artists in Orlando Museum of Art Hyatt Regency Orlando exhibition, to name a few. Lisa has been awarded “Special Recognition” in Juried Open Gallery Light Space and Time Competition, “Meritorious Award” in Juried Richeson 75 Animals, Birds and Wildlife; “People’s Choice” in Juried First Thursdays Orlando Museum of Art; and “Honorable Mention” CityArts Factory Juried Exhibition.
Today Lisa continues to create vibrant paintings with an electric luminosity, achieved through a unique layering technique. She remains grateful to be well and whole today, producing what she loves ~ “With each step of this incredible journey that I am on, it continues to grow deeper and richer. I have always been fascinated with art and see it as an incredible gift from God. It has a way of bridging distances between people ~ allowing perfect strangers to share a deep level of intimacy in a seamless way. My hope is that the artwork I continue to create will be a blessing to all who view it bringing joy to the hearts of many for generations to come.”