Lisa Kerpoe is an award-winning artist and facilitator. She creates paintings on cloth, incorporating water-based media as well as mixed-media techniques. Her work has been shown in exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally. Kerpoe is the author of Visual Texture on Fabric: Create Stunning Art Cloth with Water-Based Resists (C&T Publishing, release date spring 2012) and Vibrant Color: Combining Soy Wax and Dyes for Brilliant Results (with Jane Dunnewold). She has produced two instructional DVDs - Vibrant Color (with Jane Dunnewold) and Irresistible Texture. Read more about the author and see photos of her work on her website, http://www.lisakerpoe.com
Although Kerpoe is primarily self-taught, she has studied with several artists and instructors. Their generosity and encouragement fueled her artistic journey. Kerpoe feels strongly about continuing that circle by sharing what she has learned to support others in their creative journey.
Kerpoe is an adjunct faculty member at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas, and teaches textile and surface design workshops across the United States. She was juried into the ArtCloth Network in 2008. Professional memberships include the Surface Design Association and the Fiber Artists of San Antonio.
Kerpoe left a successful career in human resources twelve years ago to pursue her passion - creating art. She focused on textiles because she loves their tactile quality and is entranced by the gentle movement of cloth with the air current.