by Meryl Pataky in New Illustration on Friday 11 May 2012

San Francisco illustrator and fine artist Lisa Congdon was raised in both upstate New York and Northern California, where she grew to love the trees and animals that surrounded her. That love is now expressed through her paintings and drawings. 

Her work is fun, colorful and expressive. Lisa is also an avid and prolific collector and has published a book of her collections entitled, “A Collection a Day”. She collects pretty much everything from small toys and erasers to those little plastic squares that close bags of bread. I have tons of those, Lisa, if you want – I knew they had a higher purpose.