Lisa Donohue

Lisa Donohue


Lisa grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and has been a resident of West Seattle for over 22 years. She credits her artistic sensibilities to a free-spirited upbringing that allowed her to explore her surroundings and feed her imagination. Her early exposure caring for young wild animals at Sunriver’s Nature Center in Central Oregon greatly influenced her lifelong love and curiosity of the natural world.

Lisa maintains a fascination with old-world craftsmanship of all kinds, and has been fortunate to travel extensively to experience it up close. She brings this reference into her encaustic work in the form of expressive & asemic calligraphy, botanical forms and assemblage ephemera.

Latest work:
Much of Lisa’s latest work is inspired by symbols, colors and imagery derived from vivid dreams and sleep paralysis episodes. Works are sculptural and play on tactile organic forms, translucence and shadow. She finds encaustic medium is a fitting tool for free expression around these themes — its thermal properties can lead to forced abstraction, allowing space for intuitive process.


  • 2019 / July Metamorphic Alchemy invitational group encaustic exhibition, Confluence Gallery, Twisp WA

Recent Exhibitions

  • 2018 / October Lacrimosa joint exhibition/event, The Machine Shop, Whidbey Island WA | Event Info. & Submissions

  • 2017 / July #OneOf Arts Festival, The Machine Shop, Whidbey Island WA

  • 2017 / March Silver Ball joint exhibition, Museo Gallery, Whidbey Island WA | Submissions & Artist Statement


  • 2018 “Lacrimosa at The Machine Shop”, WhidbeyTV Productions video | View Video

Adahlia Design  [prof. website]

Adahlia Design
[prof. website]

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“ALABASTER” series

“SILVER BALL” series, Museo Gallery, Langley, WA (more info…)

Other works & experimentation