Lisa Mycka (maiden name Lisa Marie Mezzetta) was born in Brooklyn, New York, where she lived until the age of eight, at which time she moved with her family to Boynton Beach, Florida. It was here that Lisa began her life-long fascination and love of nature and the ocean.
After graduating from High School, Lisa moved to Baltimore, Maryland to attend the Maryland Institute, College of Art, studying fine art and illustration. Lisa began her art career as a staff and freelance illustrator, creating renderings for the seasonal decor and entertainment industry. After moving to Southern California, Lisa began focusing on her fine art career, working in acrylic and oil paint and exploring the many ocean and nature themes that have always stirred her imagination.
Lisa's work combines the visual exploration of the world around her with the desire to show the patterns and design elements that exist in nature. The goal is to reveal the abstract within the real, distilling nature into the fundamental shapes, colors, and patterns that lie beneath the details we see with our eyes and through our digital cameras. At the heart of Lisa's paintings is the never-ending quest to capture the deeper truth of the world we see and reveal its simplicity and elemental beauty.
Lisa is currently living and working in Marin County, California (north of San Francisco) with her husband Dan, son Tyler, numerous pets, and the many rescued spiders.