Lisa Jablonski is a self-described expressive surrealist and fantasy painter from Tucson, Arizona currently living in San Francisco, CA. She has her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona with a focus on painting and printmaking, with extensive experience in watercolor, oils, acrylic, and intaglio; and has recently completed her MA in Art Education from the University of Nebraska, Kearney. Lisa also has her K-12 education certification, and has experience with children ages 5 to 14 in both the public school system (7 years teaching 7th and 8th grade) as well as a variety of summer, extra-curricular, and enrichment art programs.
Lisa's true calling and love in life is teaching children the importance of integrating the arts into their lives and challenging all students, not just those who are considered artistically talented, to perform works of art, create their own works, and respond to works of art and the ideas they impart.
Lisa working with students on Printmaking techniques
The subjects for Lisa's paintings often come from a strong interest and fascination with the supernatural, fantastic, mythological and paranormal in combination with emotions and experiences from her everyday life. Lisa has been an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy since she was a child, and incorporates many of those elements into her artwork. Her main artistic inspirations are the Surrealist artists Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Frida Kahlo; Fantasy/Expressionist artists Odilon Redon & Marc Chagall, Illustrator Alphonse Mucha; as well as contemporary artists Jim Dine and Chuck Close.
Currently, Lisa is working with ocean creatures mixed with the human portrait and figure, exploring new ways to use color & landscape to present emotion and a new perspective on the body.
Prints and originals of Lisa's artwork can be purchased at or by contacting the artist directly via the Contact page.