I am a mixed media fiber artist and educator based in Little Rock, Arkansas.
My visual work is idea and story driven and often connected to words and writing. The art I create is both personal and universal. Driven to pique and poke and ponder, I hope my work invites discussion and discovery and as an educator I like participates in forums to explore and explain my work within the context of feminist, spiritual and environmental themes.
Over the years I have explored many mediums, currently my focus is on fabric art. Dyeing, printing and marking my own fabric to create art quilts. I am drawn to the use of fabric and stitch as a reference the tradition of stitch as a feminine art that clothes and covers and comforts.
I have a BA in Design from University of California, Davis and a teaching Credential from San Francisco State University. I have published writings and art in About Place Journaland Cold Mountain Reviewand numerous technique and inspiration articlesQuilting Artsand Cloth Paper Scissorsmagazines. I was honored to be a featured artist on The Quilt Showin 2022 and I teach and present at local, national and international art quilt venues. In the coming months I’ll be at Craft Napa, International Quilt Festival Houston and Gulf States Quilt Festival, Baton Rouge and the SAQA conference in Toronto. Learn more lisathorpe.com