Lisa French is a professional illustrator, studio artist and educator. Her studio practice involves oil media – primarily wildlife subject matter presented as anthropomorphized allegory. This invented realism requires special attention to comparative anatomy, theatrical lighting, and illusionistic rendering. Her observational practice includes figure drawing and painting and occasional plein air landscape. In addition to painting, she experiments with sculpture, intaglio, conceptual toy theater, object performance, puppetry, and stop motion animation.
Lisa uses both traditional and digital media for illustration. She specializes in figurative, anatomical, zoological and botanical subject matter for advertising, packaging, publishing and collateral assignments. She is a member of the prestigious New York Society of Illustrators and her work has been included in juried Annual Exhibitions and Traveling Exhibitions, earning a Silver Medal in Illustration 43. She has been included in numerous juried exhibitions of the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles – twice a Gold Medal winner and three times a juror. Her work has repeatedly been featured in Communication Arts Annuals, Creative Quarterly, and other refereed professional publications.
Lisa has taught art and illustration at several top schools, including Ringling College of Art & Design, California State University Long Beach, Academy of Art University San Francisco, and Massachusetts College of Art & Design.