After living in Los Angeles for a few years, returning to San Francisco, Lisette continued her fine art work and was offered a teaching job. Teaching became very fulfilling, so she opened her own studio. Teaching evolved with schools and organizations in the Bay Area with ages ranging from toddlers to elders. Her students range in a variety of lifestyles both physically or emotianally. Recently, she has begun team-building lessons with groups such as Oracle, Facebook, Genentech, and Gilead.
Art At Home
Lugo has a large, six-foot Griffin press for mono printing and etching. You will always find her preparing to melt encaustics, her oils and acrylics near at hand. Being a multitasker, her studio has several art pieces being worked on at the same time. Since the tragic loss of her husband, leaving her to raise two small children on her own, art making has been the greatest therapy for her and her family.
The Travelling Artist
A recent love for the last few years has been travelling. San Carlos, California, is home, but Lugo has a great love for people, and has been to Fiji, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. When traveling, you will notice her artistic reportage of an area in her artist notebook. Most recently, she ventured to Managua, Nicaragua, to research her ancestry and learn more about her parents who immigrated to America as children. The discovery of ancestry both reinforces and encourages directions in her art, reframing myths and truths about her roots. We will soon see the landscape of Lugo evolve once again.
Pretty In Pink
Pink has surfaced as a common ground for many of Lugo's artworks recently after her visit to Nicaragua. You will notice the varying degrees of pink, and how she recalls growing up in a pink house as a child in the Bay Area.