Featured Artist: Lisa Shimko

Home Roseate Home by Lisa Shimko 48″ x 24″ Acrylic on Canvas

Lisa Shimko. An artist with quite an imagination – her paintings are vibrant, have a fun, story-like vibe to them. They’re happy, energizing pieces that will bring a smile to your face wherever you hang them. I want you to know, Lisa’s website has more than her paintings – it has information regarding flooding events, which in our (Charleston, SC) area have become a real concern for the future.

If you would like to read Lisa’s information regarding King Tides (or purchase these cards for community outreach events), click HERE.

I love the happiness in Lisa’s paintings. The colors are fabulous, there is often a subtle message for protecting the environment in her paintings. The color palette is fabulous and draws me in. And the crowns, well, they’re perfect for May Day! (My husband was crowned a May Day King long, long, long ago – a good memory nonetheless!)

So, as you’ll read from Lisa’s bio, she used to live in this area – she has insight into the issues we’re faced with and knows the precautions that need to happen at every level. From each of us (residents), to every member in our government both city and county that can help stop this before it’s too late.

I hope you’ll take the time to look through Lisa’s very creative work. Click on each category and enjoy the paintings. If you’re in the Charleston, SC area, be sure to stop in Mitchell Hill Gallery and check out her work!


About the Artist (via Lisa’s website):

Lisa M. Shimko’s paintings reveal the influences of a sundry of research topics, old memories and daydreaming.

Lisa enjoyed her childhood in York County, Pennsylvania collecting rocks and exploring the terrain of forests and farms. Colors, forms, and textures from nature and the simple designs of Pennsylvania German folk art infused the foundation of her artistic aesthetic.

In 1994, Lisa earned a BFA in Painting with a minor in Art Therapy from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The urban landscapes of the northeast supplied a different kind of nature for her to explore– architecture, social issues, history and all the music in between. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina became Lisa’s home in 2000 and its sub-tropical estuaries added a new chapter to her aesthetic book.

Childhood memories of hills, forests and fields, northeastern cities and the southerncoast compel an exploration of environmental issues. The beauty of surroundings intertwines with topics ranging from endangered animals, climate change to anthropology, all osmosing into her art.

Aspiring to reflect and feed the varied natures of the muses and parts of the brain, Lisa’s painting style ranges from multi-colored painterly abstracts to honed animals imbued with an allegorical curiosity.

Lisa has called South Carolina home since 2000, from the low-country of Charleston to the Appalachian foothills of Greenville, explorations continue. 

​Lisa’s art is represented by Mitchell Hill in Charleston, SC  and in Nashville, TN at Chauvet Arts.

WEBSITE | Instagram | This Painting

I hope you enjoyed today’s featured artist.

May 1st. Whew, where did April go? Enjoy every second of this beautiful day, whatever your weather may be doing. 💫


🤗On another note, Happy May Day to my May Day King husband (granted that was a few years ago, ok, well…. MANY years ago. 😘

✍️ Until next time!


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