I couldn't think of a warmer and more colorful studio visit to post today than Lisa Romero's cozy work space. Lisa's long been a favorite of mine because of her steadfast commitment to craft and color. Her work has a sort of retro edge, consistently banging out illustration after illustration of foxy dames and beardo weirdos. A true workhorse when it comes to painting, Lisa is continually upcyclcing and recycling everything she touches turning each item into an arts and craft wonderland. I just love her world. Lisa invited me over for coffee with her husband Isaac and their adorable babe Bebe. One of the things I greatly appreciate about Lisa's work is her broad range of illustrative range. I captured a bit of it here, but be sure to check out her newly revamped website so you can get a detailed look at her style.
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"Horrifyingly beautiful, the installation suggests a new (or perhaps ancient) and menacing presence eminating from the cast iron oven. Coiling, pluming and creeping through the kitchen, the work feels weighty, meaty. The visitor at once is taken by the gorgeousness of the piece itself - the assemblage of 'common' feathers presented as something completely exotic - and the shame involved in discarding objects of beauty for a perfunctory dinner." ~ an excerpt from the Tatton Park catalog.
above photos courtesy of Kate MccGwire. Below photos credit to Barney Lidster.