Lisa Cheney grew up in Eastern Idaho, moved briefly to San Diego, CA, and currently lives in Boise, Idaho. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Illustration from Boise State in 1996. She now enjoys the freedom of freelancing as a Graphic Designer/ Illustrator, raising her two teens , and teaching bookmaking and Visual Journaling workshops throughout the North/ Southwest. Her visual journals have been published in 1000 Artist Journal Pages, Art Journaling Magazine, 1000 Artists’ Books, An Illustrated Journey - Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers by Danny Gregory, and as the featured artist in A World of Art Journals. In addition to Visual Journaling and Bookarts, Lisa works in many other mediums including painting (watercolor, acrylic, oils, and encaustic), drawing (graphite, ink, mixed media), and printmaking.
Through the process of stepping up to the page, I have learned to discover the beauty of both my external views and internal experiences, and am following my visual journey wherever it may take me, be it far away lands with foreign languages or a life experience that sits in the middle of my path.
My current visual journals are containers for my soul work. A place to dig deep, stir up, work through, and bring to light the dark spaces. In hopes that by the end there will be no more dark corners, and that a breeze of fresh air will replace the stale air, and rays of sunlight will warm and lighten all the rooms within. Release. Letting go. Rebirth. Rediscover.
Feel free to contact me at LisaCheneyArtStudio@ gmail.com