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About Lisa Grant

Award winning narrative illustrator and multi-purpose image maker. Often approaching social issues, encouraging empathy through design and educating people on solutions that they can be a part of.

I've recently finished my degree in illustration/graphic design at the London College of Communication and am available for hire and collaboration. Also available for friendly chats!

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So, I came back from Lancashire yesterday, we’ve got a really great show up there! Some mind blowing stuff from Aimi O’Donnell and Ben Hunt and guests… including myself of course!

Here’s how my contribution turned out, I called the piece Steady Now (for various reasons!) and it largely focused on the effect of Mad Hatter Syndrome.

I might be able to get pics of some of the other awesome work on show up on here if the other artists are cool with it. But if not, you’ll just have to get yourself to Korova at Preston by the 16th of May to see it in person!

It’s hanging day at Korova tomorrow!

Opening night for A Madhatters Tea Party Artshow is on Saturday! The exhibition is open until 16th May so if you’re in or around Preston in the coming month do pop in and have a look!

self-critical-automaton asked: So, no contact for a year or so, and then an invitation to Chessington? Sure, lets go. Unless you weren't serious. We should give the weather a month or so to nicen up though.

Such is the way of things once you hit adulthood I’m finding. May-time might be good, end of April might be alright as well, let’s see what the weather’s looking like. I’m excited!

Arty events in London and Preston in the next couple of weeks

An exciting start to spring with a performance night hosted by my Youth Board at Toynbee Studios on Thursday 10th of April - entry is free and details can be find on the Artsadmin website.

If you’re up in the Lancashire area instead you might be interested in a nice exhibition at Korova Arts Café and Bar launching on Saturday 12th of April and staying up until mid-May. I happen to have a piece being shown in it and you can view the Facebook event here.

While on the topic of arty goings on in April, next Wednesday the London International Animation Festival is putting on a screening in Hackney, London at The Proud Archivist. Book tickets for Part 1 and/or Part 2 on the LIAF site.

Have fun, everyone!

Sneak peek of what I’m putting together for A Madhatters Tea Party Artshow, if you’re in Preston, UK in between mid April to mid May pop into Korova and have a look at what we’ve got for you!

Sneak peek of what I’m putting together for A Madhatters Tea Party Artshow, if you’re in Preston, UK in between mid April to mid May pop into Korova and have a look at what we’ve got for you!

"… she clung with the full length of her body, fingers and toes dug into the wide cracks in the bark, thighs hugging the limb. Her glossy black hair was confined to a dozen tight braids that were knotted at the back of her neck. Her head was much lower than her feet. Her cheek was pressed tight to the rough skin of the tree as her gaze devoured the drama unfolding below her."
Due to heavy fog on Thursday I had about 7 hours to kill at Gatwick airport armed only with my sketchbook and The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb. So I took the only logical course of action and did a drawing of Thymara to pass the time. Might even colour it when I’ve got the chance, but I’ve currently got to focus my attention on a piece for a certain exhibition coming up…

"… she clung with the full length of her body, fingers and toes dug into the wide cracks in the bark, thighs hugging the limb. Her glossy black hair was confined to a dozen tight braids that were knotted at the back of her neck. Her head was much lower than her feet. Her cheek was pressed tight to the rough skin of the tree as her gaze devoured the drama unfolding below her."

Due to heavy fog on Thursday I had about 7 hours to kill at Gatwick airport armed only with my sketchbook and The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb. So I took the only logical course of action and did a drawing of Thymara to pass the time. Might even colour it when I’ve got the chance, but I’ve currently got to focus my attention on a piece for a certain exhibition coming up…

A successful SCRITS session yesterday

(of course!) Some really interesting and engaging work on show and an excellent panel, it was hard for me to call time on some of those discussions when people were coming out with such intriguing ideas!

Well done to the participants for being brave enough to put their partially formed work up for criticism, we’re really looking forward to see how these pieces develop in the future. A big thank you to the panel as well!

For those who missed it, the Artsadmin Youth Board is planning to put another SCRITS session on in the autumn if not sooner. Could be handy if you’re going into your final year of uni, probably even more handy if you’re not at uni at all and need a place to just show your work to get feedback! Looking forward to it.

Whoops, this post is a bit overdue. Here are photos from SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR, a Moulin Rouge themed club night for the Valentine’s season put on by the Bubble Club.

My painting of the famous building itself enjoyed the limelight up on stage of course, but it shared it with many excellent acts - Mister Meredith hosted the night and performers included the great Bendini, The Late Night Shop Cabaret and of course the Can Can girls for the evening - Pretty Little Horsebreakers.

Most of these photos are courtesy of the awesome folks at the Bubble Club (I took that first one at the top but the rest are theirs) so thanks to them!

Happy Valentines Day, everyone! This is one thing I’ve been up to for the last few weeks, unfortunately there’s no sense of scale in this photo but I can tell you that heart is about 1.5 meters wide and 1.5 meters tall.
It’s for the next Bubble Club event which is a Moulin Rouge themed Valentines night next Wednesday at The Backyard Bar & Kitchen, Bethnal Green, London. They’ve made a gorgeous heart shaped frame for the scene with fairy lights - I’ll try and get some photos on the night but if you live nearby you should totally come!
Music, cabaret, burlesque and even a contortionist! 19th February, be there or be oblong.

Happy Valentines Day, everyone! This is one thing I’ve been up to for the last few weeks, unfortunately there’s no sense of scale in this photo but I can tell you that heart is about 1.5 meters wide and 1.5 meters tall.

It’s for the next Bubble Club event which is a Moulin Rouge themed Valentines night next Wednesday at The Backyard Bar & Kitchen, Bethnal Green, London. They’ve made a gorgeous heart shaped frame for the scene with fairy lights - I’ll try and get some photos on the night but if you live nearby you should totally come!

Music, cabaret, burlesque and even a contortionist! 19th February, be there or be oblong.

Hey, young artists, check out these workshops being run by EEA over the next few months in London!

Hey, young artists, check out these workshops being run by EEA over the next few months in London!

Doing a giant painting on raw canvas may take a whole lot longer than working on a primed surface, but there’s something weirdly nice about being able to sit on the thing you’re painting on…

Just a little preview of a 1.2 x 1.5 metre painting I’m doing for a certain romantically themed club night in February…

Just a little preview of a 1.2 x 1.5 metre painting I’m doing for a certain romantically themed club night in February…

SCRITS | Artsadmin

Are you an artist under 25 years old? Do you have a piece or performance that you want feedback on before you present it to the world? Are you able to travel to Whitechapel, London on the evening of 26th February?

Then apply to this season’s SCRITS! Check out the link above for more details. We look forward to seeing your stuff!

So I’ve given myself a project just for fun recently. Although I don’t really play it any more I’m still pretty fond of this franchise, and a particular fan of the designs of the multi-type Eeveelutions, which inspired me to start a run of drawings where I use a random number generator to switch up the type/element and redesign the critter.

They’re not all perfectly formed, it’s more of a thing to just keep me doodling every day, but it’s fun and you should check it out if you’re a Poké-fan (or just bored).

(Source: pokemoncolorchange)

Here are my lovely new business cards, by the way. If you really don’t like rectangles you can cut a circle around the info to make a business pog (as opposed to a business card… geddit?)
Also, lisadagz.com now has a mobile version for those times when you want to show my work to strangers that you meet on the street. It’s been a fairly successful rebranding project but I’m back to my commissions and requests now, huzzah!

Here are my lovely new business cards, by the way. If you really don’t like rectangles you can cut a circle around the info to make a business pog (as opposed to a business card… geddit?)

Also, lisadagz.com now has a mobile version for those times when you want to show my work to strangers that you meet on the street. It’s been a fairly successful rebranding project but I’m back to my commissions and requests now, huzzah!

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