Hyperrealistic Paintings by Lisa Ericson

Portland-based artist, illustrator, and designer Lisa Ericson paints hyperrealistic images of imaginary animals, hybrids that intertwine species.

Having studied painting at Yale she embarked upon a career in illustration and graphic design. The fusion of incredible technical skill, a sound understanding of design theory and a vibrant imagination is evident in her pieces.

The vibrant works highlight a variety of coral integrated into fins and tails of scaly animals, as well as showcasing the groups of fish that have decided to make these tails their home.

Previously focused on a body of work that merged mice and butterflies, Ericson’s newest series focuses on the creatures below, painting bright fish against matte black backgrounds.