Earth Rat Chinese Zodiac 2008

Earth Rat Chinese Zodiac 2008


Lucky people who were born between Feb. 7, 2008 – Jan. 25, 2009 are part of the Year of the Earth Rat! I adore this beautiful image created by Giovanni. The embedded 2D flowers remind me of stunning Millefiori-style flowers made famous by the Murano glassmakers of Italy.

Giovanni’s design integrates the textures of the earth with colorful flowers. Earth rats are known to be down-to-earth and wonderful friends. They tend to be kind and sensitive to others’ emotions. Rats are quite intelligent!

Appreciate the rat!

FIRE PIG Chinese New Year Zodiac

Fire Pig Chinese Zodiac 2007


If you know someone born in February 17, 2007 – February 6, 2008 that is the Year of the Fire Pig!! Here is a delightfully cute Fire Pig created by Giovanni. I love the flaming eyes!

Piggies are a symbol of good luck and great fortune. That’s why piggy banks for saving money are shaped like pigs!

Treasure the piggy!

Giovanni does commissions!

Confess Fletch Artwork - Art Paintings Featured in the Confess, Fletch Movie

Confess Fletch Artwork – Art Paintings Featured in the Confess, Fletch Movie

I love art of all styles. I also enjoy the Fletch movie series. When I saw that the 2022 version of Confess, Fletch was going to feature art throughout, I was thrilled!

The core of Confess, Fletch is that someone has stolen art from a rich Italian man. Also, the man was kidnapped and the kidnapper is demanding a Picasso as payment. Fletch is brought in to find the missing artwork and bring the Italian man home safely.

There is a WEALTH of beautiful (reproduction) artwork featured in this movie. We have art from Picasso, Monet, Klee, Warhol, and many, many others. It’s amusing how the world-famous art just ‘pops up’ in the background of scenes.

Even the premise of why Fletch is in Boston is amusing. He claims to be there to research for the biography of a fictional Western cowboy artist Edgar Arthur Tharp Junior. He digs at the detective for preferring Remington. Fletch sneers, “You would”.

All in all, a quite delightful art-related movie!

Let me know your thoughts!

Lisa Shea ArtsWorcester Material Matters Show

ArtsWorcester Material Matters Show

Tonight Friday March 18th 2022 from 6-9pm is the opening reception for ArtsWorcester Material Matters show. This is a call-and-response show based on art from the Fitchburg Art Museum.

If you’re local, stop on in!

Mine is on top.

Inspired by: Safaa Mazirh, Aouchem

“The original image was by Safaa Mazirh from Morocco. She created a multiple exposure with her body overlaid with the shapes of her family tattoos. For my response, I created a multiple exposure with my own body overlaid with my family Ukrainian Easter eggs. I wore my pink nightgown because the image of the six-year-old girl killed during the War on Ukraine in her pink unicorn pajamas was just so heart-wrenching.”

Art to Support Ukraine Lisa Shea

Art to Support Ukraine

My gallery-wrap acrylic painting “Serenity” (8×10) will be on auction at Silver Circle Art Gallery in Putnam CT on March 19th 2022.

100% of auction proceeds benefit Ukraine.

Please check out their gallery and support the cause!

Thank you to Sue Dion for helping me create this painting! She is an awesome teacher. Learn more here –

Kazimir Malevich – Red Cavalry

For our Blackstone Valley Art Association forgeries show, I am working on a version of Red Cavalry by Ukrainian artist Kazimir Malevich. His version, on the bottom, showcases the futility of war.

I want to make a versions showing red Russian tanks moving on the horizon but with maybe a Ukrainian man and woman on the left standing strong before them.

Suggestions? Thoughts?

"Urban" Monotype Series - Acrylic Paintings by Lisa Shea

“Urban” Monotype Series – Acrylic Paintings by Lisa Shea

Monotypes are unique one-and-done forms of art which are related to the more-familiar woodblock printing. With a woodblock, the artist carves an image once and then creates multiple prints from it. These are called monoprints. In comparison, for a monotype, the artist paints an image on a non-absorptive flat surface like glass or a Gelli Plate. Paper is laid down onto that paint, and a print is created. Because that print removes the paint from the surface, an exact duplicate of that image can never be made. Instead, a series can be created by then using the remaining paint to making another print, often called a “ghost print”.

With my “Urban” monotype series, I explore the nature of the original monoprint and the later ghost prints. I start with an abstract image which represents an urban scene. For my first print, I use a corrugated art paper. Not only does the art paper receive the print image, but its presence then alters that source image by pressing lines into it. The two subsequent ghost prints have those lines engraved in them. The diminishing paint creates a sense of decay and age.

These are created with acrylic paint on a Gelli plate surface. The first paper is a corrugated art paper, while the next two are traditional flat art paper.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this series. Let me know if you have any questions about it!

Size: 5″ x 7″ matted to 8″ x 10″ exterior

Price: $15 each