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Lisa’s work now on display at ZaPow Gallery in Asheville, NC

Lisa's display at ZaPow Gallery in downtown Asheville

Lisa’s display at ZaPow Gallery in downtown Asheville

It’s been such a long time since I have posted on my blog!! Life has been a little crazy. My husband got a job in Asheville, NC unexpectedly last fall, and we are just now really getting settled in our new city. As far as art goes, there couldn’t be a better place for me professionally. Asheville LOVES their artists!!! While we were visiting last fall, we stumbled across ZaPow Gallery in downtown Asheville. It is the only illustration and narrative art gallery in the Southeast! They focus on comic book art, popular culture and illustrations. Perfect for me, right? They thought so too. I applied, and I am in 🙂

So I have my own little 4×6 space that I can do what I like with. Also pretty cool. Not many galleries allow that. I have some of my insects, a doggie, a kitty, a reptile and an amphibian on display, along with prints and notecards. I will add my totebags sometime soon too.

If you are in the area, go check it out!

Pre-Holiday Shows!

So here’s a rundown of the places and events where I will be displaying and selling my work before the holidays! Pick one, swing on by and say hi! 🙂

First up this weekend, Saturday, November 9th, from 6 to 10pm, I will be showing some larger scale, original paintings, a few smaller, original paintings and giclees on canvas, matted prints, tote bags, notecards and tropical holiday cards at the Pink Cheetah Vintage Art & Music Show at Stained Market Place in Ybor City – 2106 East 15th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605…

pink cheetah vintage art & music show

pink cheetah vintage art & music show

Join us for another PinkCheetahVintage Hypebeast Production! Featuring art by HFx, Apatx, Joe Soutter, Lizzie Agosto and Lisa Karen Ward. Music by DJ PJ of Trees of Knowledge productions. Fantastic new venue Stained Market Place where you will find anything and everything you didn’t even know you needed…

Fresh art and other shiz right in time for the gift giving season. Don’t forget to get yourself something dope! You deserve a little sumtin’ sumtin’ too!



On Saturday, November 23rd, from 8am to 3pm, I will have a booth at the Tampa Bay Etsy Crew (TBEC) Holiday Show also at Stained Market Place Continue reading

Manatees, pet portrait holiday sale & Taste of the Heights

camping view

view from the campsite

So I had the BEST experience I have ever had on the water EVER last weekend! My good friend and her boyfriend invited my hubby and I to go camping with them at Ft. DeSoto, so we packed up our stuff, shipped the kids off to my parents’ house and hit the road. They scored a great campsite, as you can see from this photo. It was waterfront with a little spot to launch our kayaks and paddle boards. The wind was blowing like crazy when we got there, and our friends had four travel hammocks tied up between the Australian pines by the water. Nice.

On this trip, I got to try standup paddle boarding for the first time with my friend’s board. Continue reading

“snoof a noof!” the golden retriever pet portrait & iPhone case

snoof a noof! a pet portrait

snoof a noof! the golden retriever pet portrait 10×8 $45


I feel guilty whenever I am not working, so much so that I tend not to take any breaks all day, even to eat, except for when I grab something at the same time I am feeding my baby. I have a business project to do list that is four pages long, handwritten in very tiny script on unlined, recycled (used already on one side) computer paper. Despite this, for the past two days I decided to work on a birthday gift for my daughter, who is still waiting for me to paint some tennis shoes she got for Christmas and a canvas for her bedroom wall that she has occupied for a year and a half now. She watches me work on things for other people all day long, while working on her own art projects with only a small amount of assistance from me, if she even needs any at all. Now it’s her turn.

This birthday gift for her also happens to be something I can market to manufacturing companies. Of course, I am multitasking. Well, what did you expect?! This is how my brain works. 26, 542 browsers open at once…this is the reason I do not sleep at night!

We got a new dog last August after losing our sweet Siberian Husky, Aleksi, who had been with us for 10 years, when he escaped Continue reading