Lisa Grubb is a self-taught pop artist with a signature style, known for her irresistible characters and vibrant colors. Her paintings are bursting with energy—as if they just jumped out of some fantastic place to brighten our lives. The artist’s sun ripened palette features tangerine, turquoise, crimson, royal blue, yellow, and spring green in offbeat color combinations.
Grubb’s uninhibited creations captivate everyone from seasoned art collectors to young children. With elements of pop art and naïve art, Grubb’s work combines playfulness and sophisticated humor.
Her paintings have been shown in numerous galleries from New York’s Soho, the Hamptons, Key West, Cape Cod and Germany. Grubb’s customers are worldwide. Many of her paintings have found homes in Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada and beyond. You can view Grubb’s work year-round at The Happy Dog Gallery in Piermont, NY which is located on the Hudson River about 30 miles north of New York City.
Grubb is the creator of Happy Dog and has written and illustrated two children’s books, “Happy Dog!” and “Happy Dog Sizzles!” both published by Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Putnam.
Grubb was selected as one of the featured artists at POPART 2, an exhibition held in Berlin, Germany at the Skoda Volkswagen Automobil Forum and painted live at the 2008 Art Fair Europe held in Bad Salzuflen, Germany. She has returned for art openings in Stuttgart, Hamburg, Timmendorfer Strand and other German cities throughout the years. Grubb’s Happy Fish SmART Car made its debut in August 2010 at the “smart times” car show in Austria.
You can also see Lisa’s work on the 3-ton slabs of the Berlin Wall! She was honored to be asked to paint two slabs of the wall and bring color, energy and positivity to that canvas. A total of four images, front and back on each slab. They were transported from the warehouse where she painted them to Checkpoint Charlie where they stood for several years for visitors from around the world to view.
Grubb has appeared on "The Today Show", "Channel 7 Eyewitness News", "Fox Channel 5 News", and "CNBC" with her colorful canvases. In addition, Lisa’s work has appeared in Art Business News, Art Trends, Fine Art Magazine, Dan’s Papers of the Hamptons, and U.S. Art, to name a few.
Grubb was invited to paint the Looney Tune characters for Warner Brothers, which led to a one-person show at their gallery on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The show was an outstanding success. Lisa was invited to paint her interpretation of Disney characters for a one-person show at their gallery on Fifth Avenue as well. Characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy – all coming to life under her signature style.
Grubb was asked to paint a 10-foot Spider-Man for Marvel Entertainment in the Universal Studio booth at the Los Angeles Art Expo. Stan Lee, who is the creator of Spider-Man, was also present and signed her painting.
Grubb is dedicated to helping worthwhile causes through her artwork. In 2005, the PETA organization commissioned Lisa to paint the cover art for their 25th Anniversary gala catalog. Lisa’s painting of a Big Bunny was not only on the catalog cover but also reproduced on T-shirts worn by over 400 wait staff. Sale of Big Bunny and Happy Dog raised a significant contribution. The prestigious Animal Rescue Fund based in the Hamptons, asked her to design their benefit invitation – her painting gained the highest bid during the charity auction. She has also contributed her work for other charities such as Elizabeth Taylor’s AMFAR, The Ronald McDonald House, Touch and Coats For Kids Foundation. She enjoyed painting a “Happy Dog” Absolut Vodka bottle for Center One, an AIDS organization, and celebrated the highest bid at the auction.
Lisa Grubb grew up in the New York metropolitan area, spent her early career in Key West, Florida, and then returned to New York to make her mark.
Grubb is inspired by, and lives in, New York City.