Lisa D. Watson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio and an Certificate in Interior Design from Learning Tree University in Chatsworth, California.
Watson's artwork has been exhibited nationally in Telfair's Jepson Center and The Savannah City Hall Rotunda Gallery in Savannah, GA, The Armory Center for the Arts - Pasadena, CA, Roy G. Biv Gallery - Columbus, OH and The Gallery at Paper Mill Village in Marietta, GA where she was awarded with 2 Merit Awards.
In 2016, Lisa founded and curated Span The Gap. The pertinent exhibition included works from 25 local Savannah artists who all created works of Savannah's iconic bridge to celebrate the structure's 25TH birthday. The gallery served as a gathering space for the community to discuss awareness of the controversial name attached to the bridge.
Her mural work can be seen in four of Bill Viola’s Film Art Installations including Going Forth By Day - Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Five Angels For The Millennium - Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London and The Passions - Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Since 1992, Watson has freelanced as an eco-conscious artist, designer, film production art director, muralist and scenic painter. She approaches every project focusing on sustainability. Lisa has created commissioned residential and commercial murals in Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Hilton Head and Savannah, GA. Besides her scenic work on such projects as the Academy Awards, Fox Kids Network and many commercials, she art-directed infomercials and videos, including Hip Hop Abs and Gaiam exercise videos.
Lisa currently owns Plan It Green Design in Savannah, Georgia. When not consulting clients in green interiors, outdoor living spaces and native and drought tolerant garden design, she produces art using reclaimed materials.