Lisa Kanouse was a native to Tucson, Arizona and a graduate of Greenfields Country Day School. She moved on to study Art and Design at Parsons School of Design in New York. Lisa then continued her education at the University of Arizona, completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in May 2000. Lisa’s unique style is influenced by Mexican folk art as well as her interest in classical European artists. In 2004, she studied tile mosaics, sculptures, and ceramics in Vincenzia, Italy and Faenza, Italy. She has also spent summers learning printmaking and woodblock techniques in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Lisa explores many different facets of media including mosaics, ceramics, woodblock prints, batiks, collage, silk painting, pastels, and sculptures! However, Lisa’s focus remains primarily on acrylic painting. Her subject matter ranges from local historical places in Tucson to abstract figures to detailed anatomy and Dia de los Muertes characters and the list goes on! Her diversity is one of the things that is unique to her style because she creates art for everyone! This multifaceted and extraordinarily talented artist also offers commissioned work for homes, businesses, and portraits to customize your piece to you!
Lisa Kanouse is one artist guaranteed to flourish with her natural talent and versatility of medium style and subject matter.
Lisa passed away unexpectedly in April of 2020. This website will continue to operate and reproduce her prints.
The heart of Tucson - Lisa Kanouse