Lisa Plefka Haskin knew at a very young age that she loved everything about art. Her parents were instrumental in nurturing that passion and God-given talent. And over the years she has had the opportunity to explore many different avenues of visual art.
She graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with degrees in Graphic Design and Advertising. Lisa worked in the design field for more than 15 years, before opening a faux finishing and decorative painting business. After 10 years, she returned to freelance graphic design in additional to management of the Evanston Vineyard Food Pantry and an Etsy shop—Haskinesque—featuring original art, products derived from original art and mixed media products.
Fine art painting has always brought joy to Lisa. Inspired by naturally occurring details, intricate graphic patterns and textures, her work is derived from changing the focus of what she see in full, contrasted to the details created in nature or architecture.
Mixed media work combines her love of painting and graphic design. This combination flows onto various surfaces using multiple techniques which include, but are not limited to: painting, drawing, monoprinting, collage and lettering. This multifaceted art form has been extremely freeing, allowing Lisa to see things differently and many times, finish with surprising results.