BIO After graduating from the University of Californa, Santa Cruz with a BA in philosophy, Lisa worked in the fields of calligraphy, book arts and design. Inspired to hone those skills, she then earned a BFA from Art Center College of Design with a focus on graphic design and packaging. Lisa has created design for consumer product goods as well as the gift industry for over 40 years.
Lisa has been passionate about photography since taking a traditional darkroom photography class in high school. Primarily self taught, it is printing images that consistently brings her the most gratification. She enjoys learning and experimenting with handmade printing methods to bring a personal interpretation to her botanical, landscape and street portrait images. Lisa’s work has been selected in juried shows and publications including The Image Flow, A. Smith Gallery, SF Women’s Artist Gallery, Analog Forever and The Hand Magazine.
Lisa works out of her northern California home studio where she prints her images using alternative processes and continues to create branding and package design for clients.
ARTIST STATEMENT Printing my photographs using historic processes brings an emotive expression to my images. In my prints I intend to pique the imagination and reveal a sense of being rather than duplicate exactly what the camera captures. I print most often using cyanotype, gum bichromate, ziatype (palladium), and photopolymer gravure. At times printing each as a unique processes, but most often combining multiple processes together. I find these slow and often painstaking techniques force me to spend time enveloped my images allowing me to explore and build a more nuanced interpretation of my subject as each print evolves.