I’m Lisa Johnston Hancock, 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 create textural, whimsical and commercially appealing illustrations.
As a child I spent time exploring the forests of Alabama, attempting to identify every creature that I spotted. I have always had an appreciation for children’s books especially those depicting the natural world, collecting them even today. Nature continues to inspire my artwork, usually taking a central role in my images. My illustrations have appeared in art galleries, museums, picture books and magazines, winning prestigious awards over the years. With a B.F.A. from the University of Alabama and an M.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art & Design, I have a thorough knowledge of traditional and digital painting techniques. 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. My favorite pastime is photographing wildlife for inspiration, while traveling with my family. When not drawing, you can find me relaxing outside with my two cats, watching the hummingbirds and bees pollinate my garden. I call the Los Angeles area home, where I live with my husband and two children.
See my new projects, prompts and sketches on Instagram.
For other inquiries, feel free to contact me at email@example.com.