Gallerie Lisette was founded by a mother and daughter duo, Architect Aida and her mother an accomplished textile artist in 2009. Lucina having graduated from Bolton Street College of Technology worked in Chicago a number of years before returning to Ireland and completing her professional practice exams and becoming a member of the RIAI in 1994. Having had a successful practice specialising in interiors, renovations and architectural watercolour presentation drawings until 2008, she decided to change her work to focus on her own handmade prints and opening the gallery. Returning to her first love of art and illustration with a new passion for printmaking she began to study and experiment with the craft of etching and screen and became a member of Black Church Print Studio in Temple Bar. Aida had a successful textile business for many years specialising in the production of children’s clothes. Combing their skills and passions Gallerie Lisette in the village of Enniskerry came to life with a view to specialising in original etchings, screen prints and limited edition prints. The Gallery provided them with an opportunity to pursue our shared passion for art and design. They also combine their passion for creating and designing with teaching, courses include sewing techniques, furniture restoration and up cycling furniture and textile items.
The options available for design and innovation within the process of etching and screenprinting are limitless, Lucina is currently working on a collection of wild Irish flowers and would hope to combine both the etching and screenprinting techniques, to transfer this imagery on to Irish linen cushions and throws. Her aim is to capture nostalgic imagery, whether with sunlit interiors, childhood scenes or wild Irish flowers in a way that is both original, uniquely Irish and contemporary. Aida continues to create beautiful children’s clothes and assist in the textile aspect of the work of Lucina. At the gallery they also feature the work of other crafts people in a bid to make the gallery a destination business for tourists to the village and local people seeking beautiful objects for their interiors.