Lisa Jayne Irvine is a sculptor and mixed media artist whose inspiration is deeply rooted in her Irish ancestry. She has an Honours Specialist in the Art & Art History program from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Education from Queenʼs University. Lisa began her teaching career in 1999 and currently teaches Visual Arts and Co-operative Education for the Peel District School Board. In addition to teaching, Lisa has exhibited her work extensively including at the Art Gallery of Burlington, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Living Arts Centre, AWOL Gallery, the Canadian Sculpture Centre, Hart House, and John B. Aird Gallery, to name a few. Lisaʼs work has also appeared in several private and public art collections including Queenʼs University, Kingston. In 2000, she was the recipient of the Emerging Artist of the Year from the Mississauga Arts Council. In 2009 & 2010 she was a participant in the Sculptor Mentorship Program through the Burlington Art Centre. In 2013, Lisa received the Emerging Artists grant from the Ontario Arts Council. Lisa continues to develop both paintings and sculptures in her studio.