Lisa McKinney is the daughter of an internationally collected wildlife and western painter and a renowned biotech director. The mix of the creative and the logical always felt like a pull of two very conflicted worlds. As a child, Lisa found the quiet solitude of creating art was a welcome reprieve from a rambunctious house with three brothers. Lisa’s drawings and paintings were chosen each year to be displayed in the elementary school art shows at the local opera house. However, art was soon left behind and replaced by college, studying for a career in social work. After a very rewarding time working with troubled teens, Lisa realized that the color of creativity was a crucial part of her soul. Searching for a path that would lead to the perfect blend of right and left brain culminated in her current full time career as a mixed media artist, photographer, and graphic designer.