Lisa moved to Vermont in 1986 be a dairy farmer so that she could support her art practice.  She came to see, however, that both her cows and her drawings were jealous mistresses and that she would have to choose one or the other.

Having been raised in New York City, attended college at Carleton in Minnesota and University of California at Berkeley, the lure of a scholarship at Dartmouth for a graduate degree was too good to turn down and her drawings won out.