Amur Leopard

I have a new mini drawing for sale in my shop, along with some new giclee prints!

“The Amur leopard is important ecologically, economically and culturally. Conservation of its habitat benefits other species, including Amur tigers and prey species like deer. With the right conservation efforts, we can bring them back and ensure long-term conservation of the region.” world


A is for Alligator!

I’m going to an SCBWI conference in March and working on some new things to add to my portfolio. My goal is to eventually turn this into an alphabet book. Here is the first page! If you are interested in following my process, you can find more videos and in process photos on my Instagram (@lisajohnstonhancock) and Twitter (@LisaJHancockArt) accounts. Give me a follow and see what I’m up to! Thank you friends. 😉



Colorful Doe

This is a sketch that I created with some of my new sketchbox materials and loosely inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt. The doe is actually cut from a piece of paper that my 4 year old painted. Shhhh, don’t tell her. I really want to make more collage pieces like this. It SOLD and is framed and ready for a new home!

Sleeping Fawn T-Shirts!

Hello! Well I finally did it and I’m testing the waters to see what you all think. I have been throwing around the idea of having some t-shirts printed for awhile now. It makes sense to put something out there that is functional and beautiful. 😉 If you are interested in one of these super soft and cozy shirts you can purchase one through my web site shop. Marnee’s Studio will also be carrying some of these shirts very soon at My sleeping fawn illustration is printed on the front, with my small logo on the back and it comes in Green, Grey or Brown S,M,L & XL Adult sizes. I’m also working on some things for youth shirts so stay in touch! Thank you for your support! You can purchase online or in person and we ship!



I thought I would share a little bit about my process today. When painting forest scenes, branches, pine needles etc., I like to use a #1 round brush and a liner brush. The round brush is great for creating varying sizes in the branches and I really like to use the liner brush for the spindly pine needles. They also work great when painting fur or whiskers. Learn more during my upcoming watercolor and/or drawing class at Marnee’s Studio this winter!

Art Classes

Registration for Winter classes is now open at Marnee’s Studio, a new art gallery in midtown Mobile, AL.  I will be teaching two classes, Capturing the Natural World (a watercolor class) and Drawing the Delta, beginning on January 22.

We made a promotional video so I could introduce myself. 😉 You can register by clicking on the link below. I hope that you can come draw and/or paint with me this winter/spring! Its warm in the studio and we have been known to serve coffee and even (spoiler alert) hot chocolate!


Double Portrait

This is the last custom work that I created in 2017 for my best client and friend! 😉 Framed and ready for pickup! 

This was such a great year for me, creatively. I illustrated my first children’s book, attended my first SCBWI conference, learned about instagram and twitter, had my first solo show in years, gained gallery representation and grew tremendously as an artist. Thank you for all who have supported me and continue to follow my journey! Here’s to an even better 2018.