Folk Modern Art

Princeton, New Jersey | 238 Sales


Folk Modern Art

Princeton, New Jersey 238 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (39)

LisaFirke is taking a short break


Note from shop owner shop is on vacation until after the new year. See you then!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 15, 2018

shop is on vacation until after the new year. See you then!

Lisa Firke

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Lisa Firke


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Lisa Firke makes art in a handmade house in Princeton, New Jersey.

Lisa Firke has been a teacher of writing, a freelance writer, and graphic designer, but in recent years has put all her focus and time into her passion for painting. A Jersey native, she grew up in Princeton, and recently returned to live in the eccentric modern house her father built by hand. ’Firke’, an Ellis Island revision of ‘Fierke’, rhymes with quirky, which seems about right.

Stylistically, she is little bit folk, a little bit modern: Having grown up with the graphic simplicity of midcentury design she appreciates that negative space gives breathing room for elements in a piece. Ever drawn to contrasts, however, she also is charmed by the fanciful details and flourishes found in folk and decorative art. Whether starting with a dark or light canvas, her process is to begin work with a monotone underpainting and gradually add color in many thin layers.

Fall-Winter 2017 Events:
September 24: ‘Fall for the Arts’ Festival, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
October 21-22: Tyler Park Arts ‘Crafts in the Meadow’, Richboro, PA
December 8-9: Art Within Reach Holiday Show, Collingswood, NJ

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  • Lisa Firke

    Owner, Artist

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Last updated on April 11, 2018

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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
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That said, if something turns out to be wrong with your order, please let me know and I'll do what I can to make it right.
I accept payments via Direct Checkout or PayPal.

For orders originating in New Jersey, I have to add 6.625% sales tax.
I ship USPS, First Class or Priority Mail.

Orders are always packed with love and shipped promptly.

Buyers outside the US are responsible for any customs/taxes applied by their country and should anticipate shipping to take several weeks.
Additional policies and FAQs
Artist's reproductions are produced by me one at a time on a high-quality large-format printer on museum-grade paper, using archival lightfast inks. If cared for properly, they should last more than a lifetime.