Lisa Firke
Artist & Illustrator
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About Lisa

Lisa Firke makes art in a handmade house in Princeton, NJ.

 
Lisa at her art table. Favorite media: gouache, ink and oil crayon, finished in Photoshop or Illustrator.

Lisa at her art table. Favorite media: gouache, ink and oil crayon, finished in Photoshop or Illustrator.

Let’s talk art!

Here’s my story: I grew up under the twin influences of a writer/editor and an artist/architect. As a child, my favorite places to go were the pet store, the art-and-stationery supply store, and the public library. My favorite artists were those I discovered within the pages of picture books. I remember wanting to write and illustrate books like theirs—books children would want to crawl into and live in.

While art-making was always part of my daily life, professionally I first focused on writing, publishing and teaching. I formed an indy design biz called Hit Those Keys in 2003. But, after ten years of producing award-winning websites for fellow artists and writers, I have turned to art and illustration full time. My work falls somewhere along a continuum of Folk to Modern.

I now live with my husband and dogs in the same house in Princeton, NJ that I helped my architect father construct as a child. I'm still very fond of the pet shop, the stationers, and the library. Every day, I get to read something, write something and make something.

 

 
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As Seen In: 

  • A World of Artist Journal Pages
  • The Geography of Loss
  • Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals
  • The Sketchbook Project
  • Cicada
  • The First Line
  • Strange Horizons