Views on the Creative Process

“I believe that by allowing my own creative process to unfold organically is the foundation of how I have developed my art work up until today. I react emotionally to my visual surroundings in my minds eye first using my intuition and my souls spirit for guidance.  Detailed sketches and photographs help me get familiar with my subject. I am drawn to the abstract designs, high contrasts and the color recipes in nature. Once back in my studio, I respond to the spontaneous splash of translucent washes of watercolors or big fresh juicy layers of oils and color until I find a design that emotionally pleases me. Some of my work stays in its original state of watercolor, while others are worked into rich layers of oil to ink, collaged handmade papers, and a variety of mixed mediums add volume and texture until it feels complete in how I envisioned it in my mind’s eye. My goal as an artist is to evoke a feeling that touches the heart and soul of the viewer that it transcends them into another dimension of inner thought and healing.” – Lisa Fazio

Giving Back

Over the years Lisa has been a part of many worldwide and local organization’s donating her time and talent for the benefit of others. Countless radio and tv shows, art demonstrations, art shows in galleries and state wide museums, proclamations and dedications even earning her a key to her town from her local senator have been made in her honor for the hours of volunteer work and services,

Lisa has been acknowledged for her animal rescue efforts, designing parks for children, environmental development designs, dedication for 9/11 victims, a bereavement camp for children, painted endless murals for the benefits of children, donated many pieces of art for local and state wide organizations, and documented for over 6 years traffic safety for children resulting in permanent action.


Lisa Fazio is a native New Yorker who enjoys working in vibrant transparent watercolors, ink, mixed media, and delicious, juicy, oil’s and shooting her 99 million photos of the world around her.

Lisa studied in several of NYC’s finest art colleges earning her degree from Parsons School of Design. She is represented by many art galleries throughout the US and is a member of several international art societies. Published prints, greeting cards, and posters are available at all her galleries. Lisa has been commission by Barnes and Noble, ABC and private book publishers just to name a few. Additionally, Lisa has a background as an Interior Design Manager and works with many world renowned interior designers. She has been teaching since 1980, and is the Art Director of The Garden Art Studio in Mineola since 1994.
A frequent demonstrator, appearing on Cablevision, webcasts, and the Discovery Channel.
Lisa lives on Long Island with her husband Kenny, volunteer firefighter, a.k.a. Santa, her two smart as a whip daughters, tropical fish, and three rescued cats.