My name is Lisa Howarth, I'm a self-taught artist and the creator and dreamer behind The Lonely Pixel Photography. I create a world of whimsical, colourful, dreamy images, from captivating landscapes to humorous animal portraiture. Born and raised in British Columbia, inspired in Montréal, now currently living and working in Calgary, AB.
Regarding my animal portraits:
Having a great love for animals, I like to portray the humanized nature of them. Animals that play, dance, become pilots, musicians and dreamers much like you or I. When I take on an animal portrait project, I imagine their personality and spirit transformed into the Victorian era. Much of my work consists of taking vintage photography prints, colorizing and restoring them using various Photoshop techniques. These techniques have been used as an integral part of my work to help create unique, customized photo-collages of people's pets from around the world. Many of these animals are long gone, so the impact it has on people is deeply rewarding and personal. My own pet grief initially inspired my work, I wanted to dedicate something to our boundless connections to our companion animals.