San Francisco illustrator and fine artist Lisa Congdon was raised in both upstate New York and Northern California where she grew to love the trees and animals that surrounded her. That love is now expressed through her paintings and drawings. Lisa comes from a family of creative people and has been making things with her hands since she was very small. She is also a prolific collector of old and unusual things, including bits of nature, and surrounds herself with these things in her home and studio. In 2010 she chronicled all of her collections in her Collection A Day 2010 Project. That project is now a book, published in March 2011. You can purchase the book here. Lisa lives in the Mission District of San Francisco with her partner, Clay Lauren Walsh, her 10 pound chihuahua, Wilfredo, and her two cats, Barry and Margaret. She works at her studio several blocks from her home. She’s an avid cyclist and swimmer.
To learn more about Lisa in her own words, listen to this Podcast of Lisa being interviewed by Meighan O’Toole of My Love for You about her work and making art for a living. You can also read this interview with Lisa on The Great Discontent.
Lisa is represented by Lilla Rogers Studio for all of her illustration work.