Lisa Gamble grew up in New York, NY. Following college, she worked as a theatrical costumer for Brooks van Horn/Eve's Costume Co. in New York, focusing on opera, and later on commercial styling. A job move to Cailor/Resnick Photography Studio as an in-house stylist sparked her interest in photography.
In 1978 Lisa moved to the Berkshire hills of western Massachussets and began working for the Rainbow Photo Stock Agency as a picture editor while taking photography classes and workshops at the Maine Photographic Workshops, studying with Arnold Newman, Paul Caponigro and John Sexton. Over the next twenty years, while raising a family, Lisa taught photography at Berkshire Community College and IS183 (formerly Interlaken School of Art). In addition to black and white exhibition and publication work in landscape, portrait and still life, Lisa did commercial catalog work in color, which led to a series of personal color still lifes printed digitally and larger in format than darkroom work had permitted.
Always interested in textiles and design, Lisa became involved in quiltmaking as a more tactile diversion from the ever-increasing presence of computers in photographic imaging. Seeking balance and harmony, blending traditional patterns and modern fabric designs, the quilts embody themes found throughout Lisa's work: love, family and domestic joys.
As the demands of family life lessen, she spends more time in the Pecos Valley of northern New Mexico, and the shapes and colors of that dynamic area are often reflected in what she produces.
To contact me for more information, please email:
quilt at lisagamble dot com