1978 Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, BFA cum laude, Advertising Design major, Fine Arts minor
After graduation, Lisa gained three years of practical experience with the professional design process as an architectural publication designer in Alaska. Another major role in architecture was color selection for building interiors. She participated in presentations, built architectural models, and traveled to several project sites in remote villages.
In 1982 she established a design and illustration studio. Lisa A.Valore, Art • Design produced hundreds of creative design solutions for many organizations and businesses. The projects covered the full scope of print reproduction. She is well versed in digital processes for publication layout, illustration, and typesetting, as well as scanning and preparation of art for publication and web uses.
Her best-known works are a Raven paper sculpture for a telephone book competition, and the commissioned design of the Hudson Stuck stained glass window at the historical St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Fairbanks. In 1989 she was the 6th Alaska artist whose work was selected for the popular Alaska One Public Television Poster. Her favorite projects are the production of William D. Berry, 1954 –1956 Alaskan Field Sketches and 4 illustrations for interpretive display panels at the Arctic Circle Wayside on the Dalton Highway. She served for many years on the Visual Arts Committee of the Fairbanks Arts Association, on the Board of Directors of Vanessapress, and as a member of the Alaska Watercolor Society, and more recently with the Northwest Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.
She has exhibited in juried shows since 1986. Her work has received first place awards in drawing, watercolor painting, and publication design. She also has several awards in gouache painting, bead weaving, illustration, and graphic design. She and her family have happily lived in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle since 1994, where they greatly enjoy the rich art heritage of the region, and close proximity to lakes and mountains.