About Lisa Tolley

Lisa Tolley is an illustrator who creates artwork for her range of prints, bespoke house portrait commissions and commercial projects.

Her house portraits are popular presents for a special occasion or birthday and make a lasting family heirloom if moving house. She works closely with clients offering help and advice on how to achieve their perfect house portrait. Each commission is completely personal, with option of adding family, pets, cars, and hobbies. Each painting starts with a hand drawn sketch which sets off the character and setting of the property. Once the sketch is approved, the painting is created using high quality watercolour paper and gouache paint.

We Love Lisa Tolley Because…

Lisa’s illustrative style is colourful, slightly playful and always full of detail. Her eye for colour and composition makes her artwork unique and individual. She likes to include small details in her artwork that make people smile or capture a ‘moment in time’ that will bring back memories.

More About Lisa Tolley

Lisa’s skills were learnt during a textile degree at Manchester Metropolitan University, which had a strong focus on colour and drawing and encouraged her to find inspiration in the world around her.

Her initial paintings were house portraits for friends and family. Now, fourteen years later, Lisa has gained a reputation for painting the local area and produces prints and products that are often given as gifts, and have found their way into homes all over the world.

She has worked on a variety of commercial projects for charities, retailers and renowned brands. Recent commissions have included map for Wimbledon Tennis Championships and bag design for Jumeirah Hotels.

A previous career as Buyer at The Conran Shop, has also given Lisa experience of sourcing product for clients, resulting in a range of tea towels, mugs, and homeware designs for retailers.

The print offer is constantly expanding. All prints can be ordered in a variety of sizes and finishes. The core range is printed to 30 x 40cm, but can be enlarged to A0 size to fill larger wall spaces.