Lisa D. Watson is a Georgia based artist and garden designer whose environmental and social concerns are expressed in each project. Her artwork contains 90% reclaimed material such as paper products, metal, industrial wood, produce netting and more. She has used recycled objects as her medium for over 25 years and continually works towards a fully sustainable practice. Her company, Plan It Green Design, consults clients with native and drought tolerant garden design.
Her recent solo exhibition, Avanguardia, displayed in Telfair Museum’s The Jepson Center and The Fine Arts Gallery at Georgia Southern University, explored the disconnect inherent in how we view the natural world from the window of a car. Using salvaged materials, Lisa seeks a balance between urbanization and conservation in the work. Subsequently, the Jepson Center purchased Convergence, a piece by Watson, for their permanent collection.
Lisa has exhibited work nationally including solo exhibitions in Montclair, NJ and Los Angeles, CA. During her month-long On::View Artist Residency at Sulfur Studios in Savannah, she constructed wall pieces and planters displaying how nature will always break-thru human obstacles.
Articles about Watson have been published in The Savannah Morning News, Wall Street International Magazine, Paprika Southern Magazine and Connect Savannah.
Most recent group exhibitions include Art On Paper, ICFF and The Affordable Art Fair (NYC), Artfields (Lake City, SC), The New South 4 - Kai Lin Art (Atlanta) and shows at Location Gallery, Sulfur Studios and The Grand Bohemian Gallery in Savannah.
While living in Ohio and California, Lisa freelanced as a production designer, scenic painter and muralist. Her mural work can be seen in four different art installations of renowned film artist, Bill Viola. Besides her scenic work on such projects as the Academy Awards, Fox Kids Network and many commercials, she art-directed various infomercials and videos.
She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art & Design - Ohio and an Certificate of Interior Design from LTU - Chatsworth, California.
Lisa works out of her Savannah studio and lives with her husband Don along with their two rescued cats.
Photo by Thierry Joubert