Artists of Marin

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Lisa Swerling

Lisa Swerling

The artist Lisa Swerling was born in Cape Town, South Africa, grew up in London, England, and presently lives in San Anselmo, California. Lisa is best known for her Glass Cathedrals dioramas. The dioramas are glass-fronted boxes that feature scenes with hand-painted and customized miniature figures. She is also known as co-creator of the illustrated characters Harold’s Planet, Vimrod and The Brainwaves,  in partnership with her husband, Ralph Lazar. (source:

books by Lisa Swerling and Ralph Lazar