OPERATED BY THE ARTS AND CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF FREEPORT
As a “Maker” I am happiest when I am creating something be it an encaustic collage, a print, an artist book, an appealing meal or designing something in one of my gardens. My work is influenced by what I’m seeing/feeling/experiencing in my world. While much of my art is politically oriented (a constructive way to vent!), Maine’s natural environment is a major source of inspiration.
I’ve taken numerous book arts, encaustic, fiber, mixed media and printmaking workshops at Haystack, MECA, USM, SMCC and various studios. I’ve participated in a number of Book Arts Exhibits sponsored by the Kate Chaney Chapel Book Arts Center. I serve as an Advisor for the Maine Crafts Association and am program chair for the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport.
Lisa Blanchard owner and artist has been creating all of her life. Growing up on the coast of Maine gave me a love for the world around me. The middle child of a creative family. We grew up making gifts to give and quickly learned that handmade gifts received were the best and treasures from the heart. My parents took great joy in things that were both practical and beautiful and have passed that delight to me.
I took my first glass class in 1984, and have never looked back, and continue to add bigger kilns, torches, and experiences. In addition to glass, I love to paint and sketch, especially when traveling. There is so much to learn! And create! I enjoy combining my love of art, creating, teaching, and curiosity into fun classes, workshops, and adventures.
Whoever said, ‘Wherever you go, there you are!’ was surely referring to me. I find inspiration in the places and people around me, wherever I am.
When not in the studio, I can be found gardening, boating, skiing, bicycling, playing tennis, traveling, and visiting with family and friends.