Following My Path
"Our youth can go further than they thought they could because
someone else told them they would."
A passionate Community Activist, Army Veteran and founder of Sip and Shot Us is a self taught artist who has created such collections as Wood Illusion, Life and Shattered Glass Collection is widely recognized for her unique ability to capture emotions through her art. She is innovative with her use of materials and ability to manipulate light, shadow, and space to create the illusory effect of her artwork lifting off the canvas, glass, or wood.
Lisa has had the privilege of opening for icons such as Stevie Wonder and her art is currently being featured in various universities and celebrity homes however, she remains most humbled from being Commissioned by the Pentagon to produce a commemorative piece called "Honor 911" in honor of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy.
Lisa considers her style to be an eclectic mix of expressionism and realism with multi-layered images that often project a three-dimensional quality.
Proudly, Lisa and NY Jet Pro Bowler Kris Jenkins founded and hosted the Washington DC International Arts Expo held at the Washington Convention Center for emerging artist to be introduced and recognized by the local and national arts community. A year later, this event would feature 100 of the most celebrated artists in the world and raise more than 7K for Hoop Dreams foundation and the Dr. King Memorial.
2021 Federally Employed Women National Commencement Poster, 2020 VIP Walkthrough Fashion Show, The Ninety Nine Percent Complete Exhibit, Reflections Exhibit, Heroes Exhibition, Beyond Words Fashion Show, Maya Foundation Stevie Wonder opening, The Washington DC Fine Art Exhibition, Pentagon Commission "Honor 911",
Her artwork, both cultural and sensual, also graces the walls of New York Jets' Kris Jenkins, NBA basketball star Chris Webber, singer Anthony Hamilton, producer Yvette Lee Bowser, entertainers the Wayans, Rufus Rivers, numerous homes in New York, Detroit, Atlanta, Los Angeles, St. Croix, and the DMV area.
The journey of becoming an avid supporter of both domestic violence victims as well as community programs geared towards youth development, has created a determination to help raise awareness and to recognize the importance of volunteering.
FUTURE, CURRENT AND PAST
One Sparrow, The Missing Piece Forum, Washington National Park-Fans Project, Men of Code, Becky’s Fund, Ballou High School Art Project, Friendship Collegiate Academy Art Project, Duke Ellington School of the Art Project, Morgan Stanley, Howard University Scholarship Program, Walter Johnson High School, RFK Human Rights Org, Life Pieces to Masterpieces, MAYA Foundation, Habitat and Humanity, DC Martin Luther King Memorial Project, A Better Chance, Hoop Dreams Scholarship, Greater Washington Area Chapter Women Bar Association, Take Wings Foundation, wvsarts, Ithemba Taste of South Africa