Lisa Tornatore | Artist

EXPLORATIONS OF THE HEART

If you find yourself drawn to art that you relate to or feel emotionally moved to think about, a little edgy, and definitely untraditional, than you are in the right place. My art touches on psychology, social issues, women's issues, and my own spiritual journey, as well as some fun and cheerful works in-between. I work in a variety of different media, but printmaking is my favorite. I work and show in the Chicagoland area and have been creating art since I was very young. My favorite story from when I was little, is when I carved into the woodwork of our home. Ha ha! My mother wasn't too happy about that one. Anyhow, I love art and creating. I welcome you to take a look around and to enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it! Visit my Blog or Facebook Page for info about my art and upcoming shows or events!

Mowgli-Monoprint-SOLD!

I donated a Monoprint of Mowgli, my rescue pup, to the  Art Unleashed Auction and it SOLD! That money was donated to the Chicago Canine Rescue!
Mowgli is very close to my heart. Below is the print of him and his story! 

 TITLE: Mowgli MEDIA: Monoprint SIZE: 11X14

TITLE: Mowgli MEDIA: Monoprint SIZE: 11X14

Mowgli’s Story

We adopted Mowgli in March 2014. He was one of two in his litter with the blue merle coloring and a tail. All the rest were black and white border collie looking pups with bobbed tails like the Australian Shepherd they were mixed with. I wanted to get Anna, a fuzzy black sister to Mowgli, but she didn’t have a full tail, so I wasn’t sure. I have always loved to see a happy tail wagging. My husband was sure that Adam(Mowgli) was the right one for us. The minute they put him in my arms at 10 weeks old, I fell in love with him. We adopted him right away from the Midwest Animal Rescue.

One week later he caught parvo, a virus that can sometimes kill young pups, and we were faced with a tough decision, but we loved him so much, and it was just the start of his life, we had to try to save him. We caught it early. Thousands of dollars and weeks later Mowgli was declared healthy and able to come home to his family. I did this monoprint of him off of one of the few pictures I had of him before he went into the hospital. I missed him so much while he was sick. I worried about him and even went to visit him in seclusion, just to see him through the glass. He was and is the light of our lives!

Now we go everywhere with him. We teach him new tricks all the time! He learns so fast. Only yesterday he learned to bring us the newspaper from outside. He also helps out in the kitchen by closing cabinet doors and drawers. We are teaching him to dance and he can even count to 4!

 

If you are interested in buying a Lisa original not on my website yet or in the Shop, or have any inquiries , Please Contact me at lmetornatore@gmail.com.

I ship to continental U.S. addresses mostly by USPS within 2 weeks of receipt of payment. Costs are dependant upon size, weight, shipping materials, and method.

Personal checks must clear before purchased item will be shipped.

All sales are final if the art work is not returned within 15 calendar days of receipt. Buyer must pay return shipping costs that include a receipt of confirmation with tracking number. Item must be received in the condition in which it was received by the buyer.

All artwork is signed. Please note that colors in some of the digital images may not match the colors of the original artwork.  All prints are made from plates made and are printed by hand, resulting in slight differences in each print within editions. Most measurements are given to the nearest inch.

Photography by Nancy Strahinic.

All reproduction and licensing rights to the artwork and images of artwork are reserved by Lisa Tornatore.