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Artistry by Lisa Marie

Rochester Artisans 10 Questions Interview

1. What is your name and what is your business name? Where can we find you through social media? LisaMarie_WorkingInStudio
I am Lisa Marie, owner of the studio “Artistry By Lisa Marie.” You can also find me on Facebook (ArtistryByLisaMarie) and Instagram (ArtistryByLisaMarie).

2. How long have you been an artist and how did you get started?
I was born with a crayon in my hand and was always drawing as a child. While working on my MA in Art History in Florence Italy, I realized I preferred creating art over studying art made by others. After I returned to the states I opened my studio, that was five years ago.

3. Explain a bit about your process, please.
My process depends on what I am creating. If it’s a custom pencil portrait based on a photo, I carefully study facial proportions – similar to the drawing techniques I learned from the Renaissance Masters that I studied in Italy. I slowly layer shadows and color to create a realistic portrait. If I am working on a coloring page – I always draw them by hand then upload them onto the computer to create digital files customers can buy online.


4. What’s the comment heard most about your art?
Most comments are actually questions – can I blend two photos into one drawing? Can I take a small photo and turn it into a big commission? Can I enhance/takeaway a feature? The answer is almost always “YES”!

5. What is one thing people find surprising about how your art is created?
Many people seem surprised that my work is colored pencil. They see the rich colors and assume it’s paint.

6. What’s the one tool you couldn’t live without, in creating your art?
My eraser. Love. Love. Love my eraser.

7. How has your art changed over time?
I have become more precise in custom portraits – definitely more technically accurate proportions. But I’ve also learned it’s OK to have fun with other features – such as hair, clothing, and tweaking eyes to bring them to life.

8. What’s your favorite part about making your pieces? Least favorite?
I love the feeling that I’m helping people cherish someone special with a portrait. With my coloring pages, my favorite part is when customers send me photos of their finished artwork. Least favorite is the same for both – there’s never enough time! I always think there’s just “one more thing” to do.

9. What’s your dream project?
I’m already doing it. Every commission and coloring page is a unique challenge that inspires me to draw something different – and that’s exactly what I want with each project in my studio.

10. Where is your art available for purchase?

You can find my etsy shop at, my blog is and I also list pricing info there.

Blank realm of paper and pencil

Blank ream of paper and pencil

Art Print Giveaway on Facebook

Artistry by Lisa Marie

Want to win a beautiful FREE art print?!

Visit my Facebook page EVERY FRIDAY in October for a chance to win!

(Perfect for collecting fun art for yourself OR to jumpstart your holiday shopping!)

Here’s how it works:

Every Friday in October on my Facebook page I’ll post an art print at 11:00AM. (Hint: Like my Facebook page to make sure you see the posts when they go up!)

Look at the print and leave a comment describing the image in ONE word. (Keep it family friendly please.)

The winner will be announced by the next day at 10AM and will receive the 8″x10″ print FREE.

Prints will include animal art and images from my cartoon drawings. Prints do not come framed. Prints ship within 4 business days to USA addresses only!

You can also meet her in person and buy her artwork at the upcoming October 17 Maplewood Y Artisan Craft Show.


Art Scavenger Hunt is August 22, 23 and 24

Mark your calendars, Google a map of Rochester, and put on your detective hat!

Lisa Marie’s Annual Art Scavenger Hunt is coming!

Clues will be posted on my Artistry by Lisa Marie website on August 22, 23, and 24th! The first clue on the first day will help you find the first missing sketch, the second clue on the second day will help you find the second missing sketch and the third clue on the third day will help you find the third missing sketch.

Each sketch will be hiding with a local vendor. So get ready to visit some fantastic places around Rochester!

Every time you find a missing sketch, your name will be entered into a drawing for an additional prize!


The object of the game is to find the missing art work using the clues provided.

You must send me a picture of the drawing to prove that you found it – the picture can be sent to me via email or Facebook.

The first person to find the missing sketch is allowed to keep it.

People are allowed to work in teams to find the sketch, but there is only 1 drawing at each location.

If people work as a team, they must decide on one person to be eligible for the additional surprise.

If you need additional clues, you must wait 24 hours after the initial post before asking for more support.

Any additional clues will be posted on the Artistry by Lisa Marie blog and Facebook page for Artistry by Lisa Marie for everyone to see

You will have to interact with strangers (shop owners/employees) – please be respectful and kind.

Always stay safe and use healthy judgment when out and about on a scavenger hunt.

All participants must be respectful towards other participants.

No breaking any laws!


Wet Noses, Cute Poses

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Featuring original animal portraits from Artistry by Lisa Marie

20% of every sale goes to Lollypop Farm – Come help out the animals!

Opening Reception is April 4th, 6-9:00PM (meet the artist, enjoy music and refreshments).

Rochester Brainery
274 N. Goodman St (inside Village Gate), Suite B134,
Rochester NY




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