NEWS

  • White Hot

    This 3-panel commission combines the energy New York City and Chicago. The unique composition boasts intense layering and metallic texture; with a cool, crisp white color palette. Each panel size is 18x36.

  • Vivid Paris

    Bright paintings make thoughtful gifts, especially when they capture the spirit of Paris!

  • NYC.

    One of my favorite bridges to paint...Brooklyn.

  • Chicago River

    One of my latest commissions....a 3 panel painting of the Chicago River! It looks awesome against the brick wall in its new home in Chitown.

  • Design Meets Los Angeles

    I donated a sketch painting to the DMLA Silent Auction a few weeks ago. The night was Masquerade themed, held at Beso in Hollywood and was a really fun event hosted by the AIA LA Interiors Committee. The annual silent art auction benefits the Student Competition Scholarships. My piece was the highest bid of the night! 

  • Art Incognito 2013

    I was so honored to be involved with this event for the first time last year...adn even more excited to participate again this year! Each piece of art donated is bid on, without the bidder knowing the identity of the artist. Last year mine hit the maximum bid within the first hour! Hoping for another successful event on Thursday!

    Why Free Arts?? http://www.freeartsminnesota.org/why.php

    Last years donation: http://www.lyzdesign.com/blog/13591079

    This years donation! [northwoods sunset; 11x14]

  • Turning sketches into Art

    Most of my paintings start with a simple black and white scribble sketch. Which you would never guess, since most of my paintings are very vibrant in color! Anyway, I have started to develop those scribbles a little further, and add some dimesnion with a little bit of paint. The final product is on canvas paper and matted to fit simply into a frame.

  • Tangram Studio Artwalk

    My friends at Tangram Studio asked me to display my art in their loft showroom for DTLA Artwalk last night. Top floor of the Pac Mutual building in downtown Los Angeles...my skyline paintings were in their natural habitat, displayed against the skyline! The space was beautful and my colorful paintings added a great splash of color to the loft space.

  • Happy! (Birthday)!

    Miniature paintings make the best and most special birthday cards. I painted this one for my awesome Mom, who's been the biggest source of encouragement and support in my art. <3

  • Geneva Landscape

    This commission is my largest painting yet! The client, a private hospital in a Chicago Suburb, wanted a bold piece for their new board room. I came up with the idea of tying a little bit of the urban cityscape of Chicago with the more rural hills and fields found in Geneva. The piece is super textured and full of color!

  • all you need is LOVE.

    Handmade Valentines make the best Valentines. This year, I painted little 4" x 5" miniature paintings for all on my nice list!

    One Valentine even got featured on The Champagne & the Stars fashion blog today, with an outfit to match. Thanks to my sweet friend Josephine for the LYZ design love on her blog!

    check out the post here! :http://www.champagnestar.com/2013/02/a-valentine-by-lyz-design.html

    www.champagnestar.com is a fashion blog with BIG personality! You'll fall in love with my friend Josephine, her closet and her rockstar personality :)

  • NYC > Idaho!

    Empire State of Mind gets a new home! This beauty was sold at RAWards and arrived at its new home in Boise, ID this week. Love the infinite texture, layer and color of this piece.

    Details: 'Empire State of Mind' | 24 x 48 | heavy body acrylic on canvas

  • RAWards 2012: Underground Art Lounge

    The annual RAWards showcase, hosted by the RAW artists organization, was held at the beautiful Belasco Theater in downtown LA. The show was packed with talented artists from all walks...visual art, music, fashion, hair/ makeup, film, photography, jewelry design and more! So honored to be featured as a Founder's Favorite at this show! I was set up in the Underground Art Lounge, complete with fences, street lamps and live music for an citywalk feel. Perfect ambience for the bright colors and urban energy of my art! Thank you to all my friends who came to support. Love you guys!

    Special thanks to my Mom, my biggest cheerleader, who flew all the way from Wisconsin to come and support me. So grateful she got to experience this show with me :)

    www.rawartists.org 

     

     

     

  • tour eiffel

    I've started a new technique, combining my sketch method with a little paint to add some depth. I love the energy the loose lines evoke. Let me assure you...no city will be left unturned!

  • RAWards: 4th Annual National Awards Showcase

    Tonight's the big night! I will be one of 17 Visual Artists representing at the RAWards showcase in downtown LA. I've been selected as the Founder's Favorite by the Founder/Executive Director of RAW: natural born artists. The showcase honors the top 9 artists NATIONALLY (out of 10,000!) in 9 different categories, plus the Founders Favorites! RAWards is the biggest indie arts award show in the world! So honored!

    http://www.rawartists.org/rawards2012

  • Northwoods Wisconsin

    One thing I miss about the Midwest is the 4 seasons; Fall being one of my favorites with the crisp air and brilliant colors of the changing leaves. My parents sent me the most amazing photo taken up at our cabin this fall...and I immediately wanted to paint it. Here is the painting, their Christmas present...that is now hanging perfectly up at our cabin in Northern Wisconsin, overlooking the lake and its reflection. (with the original photo below...photo cred to my dad!)

  • Florida Palms

    My lucky sister's Christmas present!

  • merry + bright

    This is my first 3 panel painting; a collage of the St. Paul Cathedral, downtown skyline, capitol building and Wakasha St. bridge...all located in St. Paul Minnesota. Each panel is 3 ft high and the painting spans almost 5ft horizontally when hung. What a great focal point for my friend Anne's dining room! And just in time for the holidays. Love these colors, don't you?

     

  • sketchy beginnings

    sketchy beginnings

    Most of my paintings start out as a tiny sketch on paper and a color palette mixed in my head. Sometimes I'll reference a photo to make sure I get the lines of a building or structure correct, but the composition usually just comes together as I paint. I try to "think" as little as possible during the process and let it come to life itself.