Art as Profession
Lisette gained employment after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1987 from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California. She began a family business in construction and branched off from the commercial art world into her own art. Exploring the dimensions with a mixture of materials, such as metal, wood, oil, acrylic, wax, and various found objects, she began creating her own dialogue. She attended workshops to expand her knowledge of art with the San Francisco Center for the Book and Crown Point Press.
In 2013, Lisette graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Interdisciplinary Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, California. Most recently, she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Creative Inquiry program at CIIS in Spring 2015.
Workshops and Therapy
More than 15 years ago, Lisette began teaching art workshops. The workshops served an audience of preschoolers, elders, and corporations, as well as those with special needs, including Alzheimer's, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and ADHD. Art is her voice of therapy. She works in large-scale formats and enjoys finding odd objects to see what kind of mark they can make on a canvas or paper. At different times in her studio, you may find concrete, wood, wire, oils, tempera, and miscellaneous trinkets just waiting for their time to be introduced.