Artist Lisa Stotska was born in Washington, DC in 1956. She studied Advertising at the University of Maryland, then Graphic and Packaging Design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
For years she worked for other graphic design firms, doing Mattel Barbie doll packaging and Toyota Motorboat engine graphics while living in LA. In 1986 she moved to Tucson and developed her own clientele, creating countless logo designs and catalogs for other companies.
Around this same time, she started drawing and painting as a way to balance her desire to channel her creative talent into her own passions instead of working for other people. Her artwork began at first with chalk pastel, and has developed over the years into mixed media work including oil stick, acrylic, prisma colored pencils and sometimes even collage.
She has a passion for color, feeling she has an innate understanding of it and of the importance of having no fear when it comes to color. Sometimes her artwork is realistic, but always with a definite flair for color. Sometimes the work is more abstract, of an internal or feeling nature; turmoil; beauty; grace, always expressed with motion and color. She looks forward to spending more time working on her art in the future.