Meet The Face Behind

LISA CHOW

A BRIKA maker story

Lisa Chow

HOUSTON, TEXAS
"I believe in the pursuit of happiness...and coffee."
“Most of my drawings stem from a feeling, mood or memory from childhood.”

“I feel I draw a lot of inspiration from my childhood so, in a sense, I draw for the little girl I once was.”


“When life hands you lemons, make lemon meringue pie. I'm partial to pie.”


“I feel I draw a lot of inspiration from my childhood so, in a sense, I draw for the little girl I once was.”


They say everything’s bigger in Texas. But from her home studio in Houston, Lisa Chow prefers to focus on the small and simple moments that define the innocent wonder of childhood. Lying back in savasana pose during her daily yoga routine, she has the opportunity to mentally reconnect with a younger version of herself — she draws the greatest inspiration for her designs from this little girl, brimming with hope and bravery. Even now, she waits until a sketch is just right before using her “good” paper and “nice” watercolors, just as she would have in elementary-school art class. But this self-taught-artist-turned-full-time-maker has already come farther than that little girl would have ever dared to dream.



What is your design background?
I am self-taught. My formal art education consists of elementary, middle and high-school art classes. Trial and error is the best teacher.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a teacher. I was a bit of a teacher's pet — I thought all my teachers were the coolest.

What impact do you want your art to have?
I hope my work will reach the young and young at heart who still remember what it is like to feel hopeful, innocent, brave, lonely, silly and scared all at once.

 


“I often feel like I'm pulling the image out of the blank paper, revealing it bit by bit.”
PRODUCTS BY LISA CHOW