About

Hello, I’m Lisa Johnston Hancock.

I’m a children’s book illustrator, artist and art educator. You can find some of my products for sale through my Shop & Etsy. With my iPad and Photoshop, I blend digital and traditional elements to create textural, whimsical illustrations.

I enjoy birdwatching, hiking, watching sunsets and stargazing, all of which inspire my work.  As a child I spent time exploring the forests of Alabama, identifying every creature that I would come into contact with. I have always had an appreciation for children’s books especially those depicting the natural world, collecting them even today. My illustrations have appeared in art galleries, museums, picture books and magazines, winning prestigious awards over the years. I graduated with a B.F.A. from the University of Alabama and an M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design. My background is in Art Education, as an Adjunct Professor, High School teacher, workshop and summer camp instructor. I regularly participate in critique groups through SCBWI and am on the volunteer committee for my local SoCal chapter.  I call the Los Angeles area home, with my husband and two children.

See my new projects, prompts and sketches on Instagram.

For children’s publishing inquiries, please contact Ana Crespo at East West Literary Agency

For other inquiries, feel free to contact me at ljhancock.artist@gmail.com.