Thursday, November 30, 2017

Lisa Congdon Pop Up Shop at collage on Alberta

We are thrilled to be hosting a Pop Up Shop with local artist and author Lisa Congdon at our collage on Alberta store this Saturday! We love Lisa's work. She's a fantastic illustrator, whose bright paintings burst with color and joy.

We thought we would devote a blog post to some of Lisa Congdon's work, and give you a preview of the pop-up shop this weekend, which is this Saturday, December 2nd, from 12-2pm at our Alberta St supply store! Lisa will be signing books, selling original drawings, paintings, prints, calendars, and more.

Portrait of Lisa Congdon

Lisa's story is a unique and inspiring one; she began taking art classes in her 30s, when she realized she wanted to change career paths and pursue a career in art. Since then, Lisa has worked with Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, Random House Publishing, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and many more. She has authored seven books, including an encouraging book for budding artists, illustrated books, and a series of coloring books for adults, called Just Add Color. Congdon was raised in both upstate New York and Northern California, before moving to Portland. You can read a great profile on her by clicking here!

The author's most recent book, just released this October.
Click the jump below to see more photos of Lisa's work! All images in this blog post are courtesy of Lisa Congdon.

Journal with cover designed by the artist. 

Fortitude enamel pin, designed by Lisa.

A collection of journals, with covers designed by Lisa Congdon.