About Lisa Ikegami
Lisa was born near Boston, Massachussetts, and 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 creating fine art, teaching arts, and writing and illustrating.
Much of Lisa’s fine art focuses on nature and its processes, and the exterior spatial environment. She uses a variety of media, and often a mix of media. Her most recent work is encaustic (wax-based fused pigment) in conjunction with other media, as well as paintings in alcohol ink on “Yupo” brand Polyethelene sheets. Lisa’s work has been showcased in shows and galleries including including the Polasek Museum, the Orlando Museum of Art, Steinway Galleries, and Faith Arts Village Orlando.
Lisa is also an illustrator and author of children’s literature. Her first book, A BLANKET QUITE RARE (Neptune Press), was released in 2015, and won acclaim from Midwest Book Review and “Kids First”. The book has been widely shared and loved in several school settings, library readings, and special education classes. An active member of the Society of Chlidren’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Lisa is currently creating new children’s literature in addition to her fine art work.
Also a private violin teacher, Lisa recently collaborated with the International Music Teachers Exchange to design and illustrate materials for “The Journey Through Pre-Twinkle”, a project for educating very young students worldwide in the Suzuki Violin Method.
Lisa has 3 grown children and a grandchild on the way, and currently resides in Winter Park, Florida with her husband, Pete.