Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Watercolor for Dear Fleisher

I have donated two small works to "Dear Fleisher" this year. Fleisher Art Memorial, a non profit community art school offering access to high quality education in the arts to all, hosts this popular fund raiser event every year. More details here.

Kensington Sunset, 4'' x 6'', Watercolor by Lisa Imperiale

Friday, January 19, 2018

New Woodblock Prints

"Daydream in Green" Woodblock Print, 15'' x 15''
"Urban Glow" Woodblock Print, 14'' x 14''
It has been a while since I have posted so I wanted to share some new work. Above are two new woodblock prints and I am really happy with the evolution of my work from the more simple color ombre prints, to these more detailed urban landscapes. Both are now available for sale on my Etsy Shop. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Work from Summer 2014

Untitled (as of yet) Mix Media on Paper, 22'' x 30''


This summer I took a little break from printmaking and spent some time drawing and painting. It's a cycle I use to refresh my ideas. After a long period of printmaking (woodblock) I seem to need time to draw and paint to formulate and flesh out my ideas, then it is on to more prints. I enjoy the break from carving and I love how my paintings take on strong graphic layers that are informed from years of block printing.


Installed at Bridget Mayer Gallery

Circles - 12'' x 12'' - acrylic on wood panel

This summer I had the opportunity to paint this 12 x 12 panel for The Bridget Mayer Gallery's Annual Benefit Exhibition.


Flower Bomb - 22'' x 15'' - watercolor and acrylic on paper
Needless to say, it has been a very colorful summer. I am excited to take some new color pallets, motifs, and imagery to the print shop this fall. Stay tuned, as I am gearing up for the fall and winter holiday seasons, there will be a lot more coming out of the Imperiale Prints Studio.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Crafty Balboa - April Showers

If you are looking for something nice to do this Saturday, check out Crafty Balboa April Showers. It's a "knock down drag out" (kick ass craftiness) event featuring 50 artists and crafters at the beautiful Passyunk Singing Fountain. If you have never been to this little pocket of Philadelphia, it is most certainly worth a visit. In my opinion, its the closest thing we have to an Italian Piazza, lined with shops, outdoor seating, bars, restaurants, and ice cream. I will be there selling my artwork and soaking up sun (fingers crossed for a clear day).


East Passyunk Avenue between Tasker & Reed in South Philadelphia.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Glitter on the Go at American Sardine Bar

Street Glitter Gallery is showcasing a handful of artists (including yours truly) in a Glitter Group Show. American Sardine Bar, home of delicious eats and drinks in Point Breeze, will be our first stop. Join us on the second floor, Friday April 4th 8 pm for our opening.

Opening Reception
Friday, April 3rd 2014
7:30 PM

"Urban Ocean Series - Blue Fade" by Lisa Imperiale

More about Street Glitter Gallery: http://www.streetglittergallery.com/

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Custom Spirit Animal Journals

I was really excited when I saw someone had ordered a custom spirit animal journal from my Etsy shop. Jacob from Mississippi chose a rabbit in red and yellow. The journal / sketchbook made a thoughtful, one of a kind Valentine gift for his girlfriend.




It's easy to order your own Spirit Animal Journal, and for $68 (includes shipping) you can have a one of kind work of art for writing and drawing in. Go to my Etsy Shop and follow these simple steps:

1) Choose your spirit animal (who inspires you?)
2) Choose one or two colors
3) Add your Initials (1-4 letters) on the back for an additional $5 (Add "Custom Journal Initials" prior to check out)
4) Choose your paper, plain or grid. (Sarah chose grid because she likes to write a lot)

Size = 8.5 inches x 5.5 inches x 1 inch
Each journal is one of a kind, special just for you.

I create my patterns by printing woodblocks by hand. I then take the print and carefully cut out the animal's silhouette. The print is then wraps the covers and is sealed with a matte finish to ensure durability. I then bind the book by hand using a Coptic stitch. This stitch is both beautiful and functional as it exposed as little knots of the spine of the book. The exposed spine also allows the book to lay open completely flat, making it very easy to work in.