Lisa Kemp’s asymmetrically rendered paintings are inspired by a love of color, design, and a love of art history. She chose her colors to imitate the pretty, religious painters of the Italian Renaissance like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Her compositions show an appreciation for the Early Renaissance painters like Giotto and Duccio. Her artwork also has a folk art feel as they are painted quickly and on wood. The subject matter of her paintings are feminine, female, and familiar. The narrative quality found in the imagery leaves enough space for the viewers to appreciate in their own way. Just like Pablo Picasso, Kemp invites the style of classical art to the modern world. This gives a fun, popular culture dynamic to her artwork. Kemp is a modern artist exploring the old with her own new appreciation.