About Bee Island



Bee Island is the work of artist Lisa Bee (aka Lisa Batten). Lisa was born and raised in Newfoundland and currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario with her dogs and a house fly she's named Walt. Lisa has a PhD in psychology and spent a great part of her career working in neuropsychiatric research for depression. In 2015, after some soul searching, Lisa gave up the science life and made a transition to full-time art. In addition to Bee island, she currently works as an Advisor to the extremely talented Matt Crump. Along with Matt, she works with various brands to produce ads and write copy in a fun a whimsical way!

When not arting up a storm, Lisa enjoys bodybuilding, kickboxing, cooking, riding her Vespa, and traveling to warmer places.


 Dear Friends,

First of all, Thanks for dropping by.

I'm ecstatic to share this with you guys and it's an honor to have little pieces of the things I paint hanging in your homes, offices, and secret lairs. I've worked my butt off my entire life, mostly to help other people, now all those years and passions are channeled into the work I'm creating here.

Changing careers after devoting so many years to a profession was definitely a difficult (and terrifying) decision, but, the best one I've ever made.

I love hearing stories from you guys about your own pursuits of happiness. At the end of the day, it all comes down to surrounding ourselves with things that inspire us, people that love us, and activities that bring us joy. Sometimes it takes creativity to summon up gratitude, but life is indeed a weird and beautiful mess.

Feel free to contact me if you want more info, have any sweet top secret family recipes to share, or are willing to send me Justin's Maple Almond Butter.








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