Lisa holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Florida, with a focus in design theory.She enjoyed a career in this field for over 20 years with several firms in the Central Florida area, designing and managing a wide variety commercial projects, everything from educational to theme park projects.
In 2008, She began creating a large body of visual art work.Her art has been in dozens of shows and festivals including The Orlando Rotary Art Festival, The Maitland Rotary Art Festival, Steinway Galleries, and Faith Arts Village Orlando.
During her time as an architect, Lisa began intensive study in violin performance, and now also teaches private violin, in addition to visual art, architecture for school-aged children, and a curriculum she developed for art with music appreciation. She works on a contract basis in schools or in children’s homes, and also has a private studio.
Lisa’s visual art reflects her love for nature, the environment, music, and children. Her goal is to bring the brilliance of the world as seen through the eyes of a child to light, thus inspiring children and adults alike.The majority of her expressions include work with soft pastel, oil, watercolor (especially on synthetic surface) and mixed media. Her “Watercolor Zoo” collection earned much recognition and she is continuing now to focus on the natural world through similar techniques, and most recently has delved into the use of alcohol ink on the Yupo paper.
She has also had the joy of recently releasing her first children’s book titled “A Blanket Quite Rare”, was released on released May 1. 2015 and has already been reviewed highly and endorsed by “Kids First!” and the Midwest Book Review. New concepts include an animal alphabet book, and a book of stories from her own childhood she plans to title, “Anna Banana, Tony Baloney, and Lisa Pizza