About Lisa Ikegami
Lisa Ikegami’s art encompasses a wide range of purpose and media. She was mentored in visual art from a very early age from her father. In college, she went on to study Architecture and received a Master’s Degree from the University of Florida. Following a 20-year career in commercial architecture in Central Florida, she began to create a large body of fine art work, and has enjoyed presenting it in dozens of venues including the Orlando Museum of Art, City of Orlando Rotary Arts Festival, The Orlando Visual Fringe, Sandy Springs Art Fest, The Maitland Rotary Art Festival, Steinway Galleries, and Faith Arts Village Orlando.
Lisa is also an illustrator and author. Her book, "A Blanket Quite Rare", which she wrote and illustrated, was released in May 2015, and has won the acclaim of many audiences of all ages, including Midwest Book Review, and is endorsed by "Kids First!". The book has touched many young lives, and has been utilized for special needs classes at the Center For Contemporary Dance in Winter Park. She recently collaborated with the International Suzuki Teachers Exchange to design and illustrate materials for “The Journey Through Pre-Twinkle”, a project for educating very young students in the Suzuki Violin Method. Lisa is an active member of the Society of Chlidren’s Book Writers and Illustrators, where she continues to hone her writing and illustrating craft. She won an Honorable Mention from the Florida SCBWI in the Rising Kite Illustration Competition in 2017.
Lisa is also a freelance teacher of fine art, art with music appreciation, and private violin. She loves to share her process of creating with children of all ages through story- times and hands-on education.