We had the good fortune of connecting with Lisa Hackney and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lisa, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I wanted to share my gift with as many people as possible. “Love, Li Art” focuses on custom black art and mobile paint parties. My paint parties are unique because the majority of my parties start with a blank canvas. I truly enjoy teaching and I love watching people beam with pride once their painting is complete.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m most proud of how many people I’ve taught. When I first started doing the paint classes, I had no idea I would be able to teach so many people. It has definitely been a journey and I’ve learned that it’s ok to ask for help.
I would want the world to know that artists are important and everyone can be an artist!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take my best friend to Hawkers for food and we would visit the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’ve always been creative, but the spark was definitely lit by my grandmother-Betty Wooten (deceased). She used to teach Arts & Crafts at our local recreation center. If the class was open–I was there! I think it really had a positive impact on my confidence and creativity.