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Work Samples

Body of Water

3D life sized mannequin adorned with hand cut pieces of stained glass and shells
3D life sized mannequin adorned with hand cut pieces of stained glass and shells; 38 x 16 x 12"

Beach Body

stained glass and shells mannequin
3D life sized mannequin; hand cut pieces of stained glass and shells; 36x15x10"

Obstacles

Mosaic made from slate, shale, red dog, granite and vitreous glass
Mosaic made from slate, shale, red dog, granite and vitreous glass. 8 x 10"

Just for You

Chosen by Artist Sunday as a TOP 20 gift for 2020, this iconic Maryland symbol is dressed up as a work of art.

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About Lisa

Howard County

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Lisa is thrilled to be a Resident Artist at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City. She creates mosaic wall art, decor, furniture and custom stained glass pet portraits. Lisa has always been creative, but did not pursue art as a career until recently.  After practicing law then starting a family, She worked as an undergraduate adjunct law professor for 10 years.  In 2020, Lisa dedicated herself to her art business and is fortunate to have her work in 7 stores from Frederick to... more

Stained Glass Mosaics

Using stained glass to create a realistic picture is challenging because colors cannot be blended as in a painting.  Chosing the right color, texture and transparency is as important as cutting the right shapes and sizes of the pieces.  The spaces in between give the work its depth and movement. These stained glass pieces vary in size from large vintage wooden windows to 8"x10" or smaller for the individual flowers.

Slate

Working with slate is so satisfying.  I love getting my hands dirty cutting slate tiles into rods with a wet saw.  Each rod can then be shaped or splintered to create different shapes. These organic pieces can easily depict the Earth or create abstract pieces adorned with colorful glass bits or other organic material such as marble and shale.

Steampunk 3D

Chosen by Artists Sunday as one of the Top 20 Gift Ideas for 2020! These fun and funky 3D mosaic sculptures are dressed with steampunk watch parts, beads, costume jewelry and found objects. 

Mosaic Pet Portraits

Inspired by the passing of my own furry family member, I try to capture the beauty of a beloved pet's personality in stained glass mosaic portraits. My hope is that these custom commission pieces bring joy and comfort to their owners.

Pique Assiette Mosaics

Pique assiette or broken dish mosaics give new life to cast-off items.  Finding just the right design, color, pattern or texture in various dishes is a challenge that creates beautiful artwork from something that would otherwise be trash.

  • La Bailarina

    Spanish style dancer depicted with china and ceramic dishes, mirror and found objects
    Spanish style dancer depicted with china and ceramic dishes, mirror and found objects. 11 x 14" This piece won 3rd place in the Art League of Ocean City's Nov 2020 exhibit "All Dressed Up"
  • Give a heART

    mosaic heart with hugging arms created with broken dishes and glass tiles
    12 x 12" mosaic created with broken dishes and vitreous glass tile using a design created by the Art League of Ocean City during the first month of statewide shut downs during the global pandemic caused by Covid-19. The ALOC wanted to reassure the community that we are all in this together. April, 2020
  • You Make My Heart Sing

    Mosaic made with broken dishes and found objects depicting a red heart with a background of black and white
    Mosaic made with broken dishes and found objects depicting a red heart with a background of black and white; 12 x 12"
  • Let It Roll

    mosaic wave created with broken dishes and mirror
    12 x 12" mosaic wave created with broken dishes and mirror

Found Object Wall Art Bouquets

Flowers are some of my favorite subjects.  Their vivid colors breathe happiness into our everyday lives.  These mosaics capture the vibrancy of flowers with everlasting life. 

Pieces of History: EC250 Mosaic

A 6-part wall hanging depicting iconic images of Historic Ellicott City.  The community-sourced mosaic includes material contributed from members of the community along with stories explaining why Ellicott City is special to them.  The overall work is approximately 95 'wide by 65" high created to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Historic Ellicott City Main Street area.

Lisa's Curated Collection

This artist has not yet created a curated collection.