Lisa lives at Main Creek, in the hills outside Dungog. It is an especially beautiful area, and one which constantly inspires.
Her work is in two and three dimensions, a variety of media and sizes, from huge murals to fine crochet lacework. The scenery and animals of her home are frequent subjects for paintings and sculptures.
The “Big Cat Bus”, a Toyota Coaster bus (often parked in Eloiza St, or to be seen driving around town) is completely painted with exotic felines and other creatures- definitely not Australian, but representative of her work with the vivid colours and bold design.
Some of the members may remember her “Cerublu Studio”, a small studio gallery first in Dowling Street, then at Campbell’s Store Morpeth, which showed work by Lisa, her textile artist mother, Lorraine and other local artists. Or have seen her wild, whimsical crochet at an Art Bazaar or other exhibitions- the most recent was in Dungog in December, 2022, at Gallery on Dowling.
She loves to make bright, colourful, fun and functional hats in particular- like frogs or dragons which hold spectacles for their wearers, horned imp and viking hats, or “scarts”, hats with inbuilt scarves, which also double as totes.
At present, Lisa is one of the Liddell WORKS Project artists in residence, and is making 3D crocheted pieces, including soft hard hats or ‘Thinking Caps’, which will be part of a group exhibition at Muswellbrook Regional Gallery in mid 2024.
Facebook pages- Lisa Wiseman and Cerublu