Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lisa Jane Smith is October Gallery 54 Guest Artist

A quick visit to tells you what's important to know about Lisa Jane Smith. It's simple. It's clean. It's whimsical. It's fun. That pretty much describes her art, too.

Lisa Jane Smith
Lisa Jane refers to herself as “artist and maker of stuff.” How fun is that?

On Friday, October 7 Gallery 54 in Skaneateles will welcome a very special month-long show of Lisa's “therapy” product. In her own words, “Illustrating and painting have such a relaxing effect on me, it's my daily therapy.”

Hailing from Webster, NY, Lisa was raised in a creative environment by her seamstress and master carpenter parents to “be creative and imaginative with insane attention to detail. My Mom was the most creative person I ever met and was never afraid to try new things, but more importantly, she wasn't afraid to fails at them.” Both Lisa Jane's imagination and attention to detail can be readily seen in her art.

It would be difficult to be more straight-forward in describing her work than she is herself, calling it “sophisticated doodling,” she adds, “I think it make the ordinary seem a bit more interesting.”

Lisa's art is often available at Rochester area art festivals. She also licenses her art to manufacturers and had her kitchenware debut this past summer. If not already, her work will also be available in a collection of fabric this fall.

The artwork included in the Gallery 54 show will feature illustrations of common fruits and vegetables along with the tea towels and books regularly available in this popular upscale gallery of fine art and crafts. All, her work is sure to find its way into Central New York homes.

Lisa Jane will be on hand at Gallery 54 to meet guests and discuss her work from 5-8 pm on Friday, October 7. Her work will be featured throughout the month of October.

Light refreshments will be served. Gallery 54 is located at 54 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY.

October gallery hours are Sunday through Thursday, 10-5 and Friday and Saturday, 10-6. 315-685-5470.