Monday, November 19, 2018

Roofline Series

I am starting on a new print series, Roofline Series, where I plan to explore the shapes and angles of Philadelphia's industrial architecture. My neighborhood is full of these big warehouses and old factories and brewery buildings that beckon back to the Industrial Revolution. Many have been re-purposed into lofts or creative space, like my studio building in Olde Kensington. Many are in danger of being demolished for new development. This is the first print of the series.

Roofline Series - Deep and Dark - 22 x 30


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.