Hi, I'm Lisa.

Years ago, when I was agonizing over putting my sick cat to sleep, a co-worker told me it wasn't important because animals don't have souls.  I was shocked and horrified that anyone would think that.  Since then, I've made it my life's mission to paint animal's souls for all the world to see.

Of course, I've always loved animals and art.  Growing up north of Boston, MA my earliest inspiration was the television program "The Nature World of Captain Bob."  Bob Cottle gave drawing lessons, mostly of animals, while expounding upon "the wondrous world we live in."  And I spent my childhood examining the plants and animals in the woods, rivers, and marshes where I grew up.  After receiving my BFA from Ringling School of Art & Design, I spent a few years working in animal rescue which gave me insight into the best and worst of what people can do for animals and each other.  

My passion is simply to foster a greater appreciation and sense of stewardship for all of the creatures that make up and share our world.  My intention is not to humanize animals.  I want my paintings of animals to humanize people.” 

Having recently returned to New England after living in the southern states for three years, I'm thrilled to be back and excited to explore the "north woods" of Maine along with my husband Kevin.  Our cat Elf, and our dwarf hamster Colin Creevey prefer to stay home and watch from the window.

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