Lisa Shea

photography, painting, fine craft, works on paper

Lisa Shea discovered at an early age that she loved a variety of creative arenas. She took photographs everywhere she went. She drew countless pictures. She enjoyed folding origami. She wrote poetry and stories.

As she matured into an adult, she relished having these multiple tendrils. She folded origami that provided the themed decor for a Today Show wedding. She has published 20 fiction and 67 non-fiction books. Her photographs and watercolors have been seen in a variety of venues.

There are several themes that move through Lisa’s prose, photography, paintings, foldings, and other pursuits. One is that she feels the downtrodden and marginalized should be supported to have a chance. All of Lisa’s fiction novels dedicate 100% of profits to battered women’s shelters. In Lisa’s images and words, she strives to create a feeling of optimism; a sense that, with effort and perseverance, a better outcome could result.

Another of Lisa’s central themes is the embracing of serenity and peace. So often, precious energy is squandered on stress, guilt or wallowing in a past that cannot be changed. The more we can find a sense of peace within us, and cultivate our energy to use in a focused manner, the more we can achieve our goals and dreams. This theme especially shines through in Lisa’s many photographs of quiet, natural scenes.

Most of all, Lisa enthusiastically strives to learn and grow every day. She is continually exploring new techniques, researching new styles, and extolling the diversity that is our world.