Mount Vernon, Washington

In the Art Bar - Lisa Rhoades

Growing up in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, I have always appreciated the varied and abundant bird life we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by.  The skills and artistry of our native raptors, waterfowl and backyard songbirds have inspired me to honor those feathered friends in my own artwork.

I love all that a nest represents...the anticipation of and excitement in preparing for birth, the joy of "hatching" a new life, and everything about being a mom!
Hiking, foraging, salvaging and repurposing, I am always on the lookout for interesting and unusual materials.  Blending hard and soft, old and new, with the beauty of nature.  I delight in creating these unexpected feather beds.