Five Questions with Lisa de St. Croix

Artist Lisa de St.Croix works in several mediums, from acrylics, oils, watercolors to mixed media, assemblage, drawing, and tarot. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Lisa de St. Croix’s ongoing workshops: “Visionary Painting,” “Creating your own Tarot Deck,” and “Travel and Nature Visual Journaling.” For more information, please visit or

Five Questions with Lisa de St. Croix

SFCT:  What do you wish you had known when you were first starting out as an artist?

LS:  That making art keeps getting better, deeper, richer. That it is a way to process life and learn from while having fun.

What has been your most memorable or influential workshop/educational experience as an artist?

LS:  Being invited to teach two of my workshops (Tarot Deck Creation and Tarot Art Journal) at the International Tarot Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

SFCT:  Which of your works is your favorite? 

LS:  The current tarot deck I am working on “Tarot de St. Croix”. The response I have been getting from others has given me a feeling that my work has meaning. It has been a soulful journey.

Have you ever seen a work of art and thought, “I wish I had done that…”?

LS:  Some of Matisse’s paintings make me envious of his elegant playfulness; there is something so pleasing about his bright palette and simplified drawing. It seems effortless and yet masterful at the same time.

In his memoirs, Ernest Hemingway famously describes the starting point of each of his works: “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.” How does this idea apply to your own art?

LS:  I paint my reality, the experiences I have had, the events that shape my world and my inner landscape. Whatever is going on for me in my life finds its way into my art.

Santa Fe Creative Tourism is a project of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission. If you would like to take a workshop with Lisa de St. Croix, or another of our 200+ artists, check out our calendar. Artists and organizations: click here to list your workshops and other arts-related events, or to be a featured artist on our blog.

Related:  Visionary Painting, Art Journaling, and Tarot with Lisa de St. Croix
The Eight of Pentacles, from Tarot de St. Croix: A Work-in-Progress with Lisa de St. Croix

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