Artist/Illustrator Lisa Congdon
“Really develop your own style. That’s what people are looking for — for you to shine through your work.” ~Lisa Congdon
Lisa Congdon has been on my radar for several years.
As a fine artist and illustrator, Lisa is best known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, pattern design and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, and Random House Publishing among many others. She exhibits her work around the country including shows at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Bedford Gallery in California.
Lisa also writes a daily blog about her work, life and inspiration called “Today Is Going To Be Awesome,” and she seems to me to be quite a force on Instagram. She’s the author of six books including the starving artist myth-smashing Art Inc., which I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s the essential guide to building your career as an artist. She’s also produced the illustrated books The Joy of Swimming, Fortune Favors the Brave, Twenty Ways To Draw A Tulip, A Collection A Day and the first book of Lisa’s that I read, Whatever You Are, Be A Good One. Her seventh book, A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives, will be released by Chronicle Books later this year. In 2015, she was named one of “40 Women Over 40 To Watch.”
She lives and works in Portland, Oregon, one of my favorite places to visit as well as the host city for the World Domination Summit.
Connect with Lisa:
Facebook: Lisa Congdon Art + Illustration
People Lisa mentioned:
Andrea Pippins, artist/illustrator: www.andreapippins.com