Thursday, December 1, 2011


Received a pictorial telegram from the Hamilton Chapter, this one's from Astronauts Jim, Patrick and Matt. The Doom Phone:

The first song about the Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club has been located, by Astronaut Brad and Jim. Track 8, but give the whole album a listen -eye quite enjoyed it:

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Art Show & More

Flyer for the UpComing Holiday Art Show:

Was asked to submit some pictures to the following blog, you can comment on it too.:

Jumped on two oppourtunities to exhibit with the Scarbourgh Public Library Circuit. I hope it works out. I love public libraries. For the time being, I'm booked for:

HERE CuM THE CLOWNS!: Cliffcrest Library: Jan 31 - March 2012

SUMMER IN THE fUN: Agincourt Library May 29: - July 31, 2012

Will keep you posted if anything changes.

I've been working real hard on a new painting, made some really nice breakthroughs in patterning, learning just LOTS.

Recently, in my SPACEBOX, I received a song about The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club. I was informed it was being played somewhere in the galaxy of Hamilton, ON., by a a fellow Astronaut, named Brad. I was trying to post it here, but can't figure out how. The opening lyric of the song describes a drawing I did 4-6 months ago with the Spooky Astronauts, if you happen to come across it:


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hammer City Records Art Crawl Night: SPOOKY ASTRONAUTS DRAWING CLUB

Drawing club I am involved with will be doing a show in Hamilton, ON.

Opening Time: Friday, November 11 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm
The show runs from November 11 - December 11
(See below for hours.)


Location Hammer City Records
228 James Street North Basement @ Rear
Hamilton, ON


Created By Hammer City Records, Jim Fitzgerald


More Info Hammer City Records Art Crawl Night: SPOOKY ASTRONAUTS DRAWING CLUB
Friday, November 11, 7-11PM
Hammer City Records
228 James Street North Basement @ Rear

... Awesome local art collective The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club is taking over the shop for November’s Art Crawl Night! NEW Plaque Mounted Pieces, Posters and Buttons will be available.

The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club originated in Hammerton Ontarion & have been in active space exploration since Spring 2010. Current artwork will be on display and for sale.

The work will be up until the December Art Crawl

For more about The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club visit:
Contact them at or

Records and refreshments will be served!

On Art Crawl nights you can enter the shop via BContemporary Gallery or The Factory on James Street aside from the regular entrance off the alley that runs from Robert Street between Classic Cafe & Grannie's Caribbean.

Check out the Art after the Crawl during regular shop hours:
Monday-Thursday 12-6PM Friday 12-8PM
Saturday & Sunday 12-5PM

Next Art Crawl December 9 WAXWORKS group show featuring art on vinyl records. Message Hammer City Records for more info about submitting: hammercityrecords@gmail.comSee More

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Beach Painting @ Toronto Pearson Extended

I forgot to mention earliar that they've decided to extend the art show my beach painting is in at the Toronto Pearson International Airport to December 1, 2011, by popular demand:

"The Beach" will be on display at the Toronto Pearson International Airport from April 8, to December 1, 2011. It is on exhibit in the Airspace Gallery, Terminal 1. It is 4 feet x 3 feet, and depicts elements from beaches all over.

Happy travels!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Spooky Astronauts To Hammer City Records

Word from The President:

One big piece in a Group Show on: Oct. 14, 2011 - Nov. 10, 2011

And a show of our own: Nov. 11, 2011 - Dec. 8, 2011

For hours and location visit:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Two Paintings @ A Mysterious Event

"A one night pop-up gallery featuring a photo retrospective of selected work from past issues of CONTRA magazine, at a private location."

Sunday, September 11, 2011
580 King Street West (3rd Floor of Century Room, enter through back alley off Portland Street behind Beirmarket)
Invited guests 11PM onwards

This happened kind of suddenly. Some people asked me to lend them two paintings to show at this event. I was told I'm allowed to invite people, but that I have to RSVP their names by Friday, (tomorrow):( The sponsor mingle is at capacity, so I'm actually not allowed in until 10PM. I was also told they're expecting people from the Toronto International Film Festival. So much for laying low. I put two of my most beloved paintings in, my new ones just aren't ready yet.

Well, gimmie some people, and I'll give them something to look at.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Beach Painting Mention

My Beach painting is mentioned in an article about the art show at the airport:'s%20on/article/1052964--weather-art-takes-flight

An Old Picture Resurfaces

Nine years ago I sold a drawing of handtrees to a friend whom I knew from high school for 30 bux. She contacted me again recently and sent me these two pictures of the picture framed under glass in her new home. Isn't that nice! What a well preserved antique "Lisa Ng." I remembering being really surprised anyone bothered to get it framed at the time. A good lot of them are probably warped and slightly faded by now :( She's been waiting for me to get famous for a long time. She says it still makes her happy and still gets many compliments for it:

I had another picture I wanted to post on here sent to me by a happy couple. It was of Picasso's Blue Period resting in their home. I lost it though :(

I find these pictures in my email box sometimes. They make me happy because I know they make other people happy. I look at them from time to time when I'm feeling down, or lonely.

-10 new things- SUMMER 2011

Feel free to share any new things you've learned recently. Here are 10 new things I learned this summer:

10 new things

1. Be weary of scam artists. If people are over eager and it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. See “Charles Phey”:

2. How to pick out good salmon and fry it, grandma style. To see if the salmon is fresh, give it a good poke with your finger. If the flesh bounces back immediately, it’s fresh. If the flesh only lingers and remains indented, it’s old. The tail end of the fish is the best part. Avoid the scrap fish head bucket at all cost! Take a butcher knife and slice the fish tail into 5 cm thick chunks. Add salt and cornstarch. Fry it one side at a time; don’t put the lid on until both sides are fried. It’s done when the flesh is firm enough for you to poke a hole through it with a chopstick.

3. Helpful tips for coloring. A couple of weeks ago I started a painting and used up a good tub of various colors of paint trying to decide on the right colors. The canvas went from white, to hunter green, to yellow-green, to muted blue, to grape purple, to plum purple, and finally, to fuchsia purple. Keep in mind that every time I changed the color of one section of the painting, I am compelled to change the colors of all the other sections of the painting. After realizing how much paint I used, I tried to reflect and propose a formula that might make coloring a little easier. Keep in mind, there’s really no correct way to color, in fact there’s probably a billion and one ways to color that I still haven’t quite figured out yet, but for the time being, here’s what I came up with. (Although wasting paint is not an issue for an astronaut, I generally use the same coloring method as an Astronaut Colorist):

1. Color the things in your picture to which you are 100% sure of what color you want them to be first.
2. Color in the largest areas of the picture that are remaining.
3. Color in the smaller areas of the picture that are remaining, keeping in mind that all the colors look good together.
4. Always leave room for change.

4. More is affected from my day-to-day actions and decisions than I will ever realize.

5. “You can’t do good work until you grow old” –Tsuguharu Foujita. Lots of artists emphasize the importance of good health and living well. Tsuguharu Foujita, upon being invited to do an artist talk at an art school in Tokyo, went so far as to speak nothing of art, but only talked about the importance of eating well, and staying physically fit.

6. “He who teaches children learns more than they do.” German Proverb

7. In 17th century Holland, people use to carry on them these highly intricate, tiny sculpted skulls and skeletons on themselves as jewelry. It was a reminder that they could be dead by the night’s end. You can now see them for free at the AGO on Wednesdays, 6-8:30 pm.

8. Too many people are afraid of unjustifiable laws.

9. My art teacher use to say, “Art rooms are for making art, art rooms are safe.” This is something he’d say to us every September at the beginning of the school term, right around the time when he was explaining how not to run around with scissors. I use to wonder why this little bit of information was so important, why it needed to be repeated year after year, why safety was so important to an art room. Then I thought, only when you feel safe, can you truly be free. Art is one of the very few places where I can be free.

10. Overcoming shyness has been, is, and will be my greatest obstacle.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Well my art show is all good and done. Thanks for coming out for all those who did. It was nice seeing some familiar faces, and new ones. I received some nice comments and autographs on my guestbook, some good press, some street cred., and even an extremely modest amount in sales -just enough to keep me from drowning in discouragement, yet not so much so there's plenty of room for growth :) I put this on here because I know people are curious. Everyone's so hopeful, and I don't blame them. Thus begins my slow rise to fame, although I'm in no rush. Once you're famous, I don't think you can ever really go back.

I'm currently laying low for a bit, hiding from the limelight. I'll be going back to school in September. Nothing's really changed as I've still got lots of painting, general art making, and tons of learning to work on daily. I'm going to try and share more of what I learn and discover on here.

Well anyway, here are some comments I got from my GREAT IDEA FOR A PAINTING AND SUGGESTIONS BOX:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dark, But Not Anti-Life blurb in The Globe and Mail.

This was recently brought to my attention. My blurb is nestled against the article on General Idea. Not bad! :)

If you haven't seen the show yet, here's the info:

Paintings by Lisa Ng
August 2 - 21, 2011
Opening Reception: August 4, 2011, 7-9 pm
Hang Man Gallery 756 Queen St. East Toronto, ON. M4M 1H4
Open Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm

The Spooky Astronauts @ the ROBOtZ art show:

The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club have a piece in an art show of robots in Hamilton, ON. Details as follows:

ROBOtZ art show @
345 James St. North
Hamilton, ON.

Friday, August 12, 2011, 7-10pm
There will also be art by:
Bryce Huffman
David Lilly
Darlene MacNeil
Randell Neudorf
Kellie O'Connor

And bands:
2X The Mono
Wiggler & The Tiny Humans

19+ (unfortunately)

Here is the facebook event page:!/event.php?eid=151067688306760

The piece submitted can also be viewed here:!/photo.php?fbid=228885123822212&set=a.151855664858492.30283.151801984863860&type=1&theater

Here's a picture of Throwback Cats by the S.A.D.C. in the meantime:

Friday, August 5, 2011


And some print space in THEGRID:

And best of all, a poem someone wrote after seeing my painting of Heaven And Hell In Polka Dots:

Thanks, Leo.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


The art show is now up, enjoy!

Paintings by Lisa Ng
August 2 - 21, 2011
Opening Reception: August 4, 2011, 7-9 pm
Hang Man Gallery 756 Queen St. East Toronto, ON. M4M 1H4
Open Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm

Sunday, July 31, 2011


The Spooky Astronauts have been enlisted:

Time Friday, August 5 at 7:00pm - August 21 at 5:00pm


Location New offsite venue- TWIST Gallery
1100 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON


More Info Press/Collectors Preview Gala: Friday, August 5th, 7pm
(Tickets are $20.00 and proceeds from ticket sales will go to local charities. Tickets available online)

Public Reception: Saturday, August 6th, 7pm (free admission)

Often imitated but never duplicated! THE 2011 Square Foot Show at AWOL Gallery is once again set to become Toronto’s premier summer show! With hundreds of artists and over a thousand works of art, AWOL Gallery promises a dynamic visual art experience. Be the first to see the show at the Gala reception or stand in line (that’s right, this is one of only a few shows which creates a line up on opening night) and experience the artists' reception, which attracted over 1000 people at last year’s event. The shows appeal is in the collective creative energy of having hundreds of local, national, and international artists in all media showcasing their work in a central location. Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sat. 12-7pm & Sun. 12-5pm.
416 535 5637

Hype for "Dark, But Not Anti-Life"

Just varnished the last of the paintings for the show that starts this Tuesday. Here's some hype that was brought to my attention for the meantime:

A Press Release:

And A Critic's Pick:


Thursday, July 14, 2011


In conjunction with The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club's first solo exhibition, I have been invited for a publicity visit, drawing session, meet and greet, and autograph signing, in my hometown and birthplace of The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club, Hamilton, Ontario. It will take place at:

His Glory Disco
280 James Street North
Hamilton, ON.

Saturday, July 23, 12-7 pm
Sunday, July 24, 12-6 pm

My good pilot, Astronaut gNat, will also be accompanying me.
Courtesy of The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Something in the air tells me the people have been looking forward to this for quite sUm time now, so I finally got arranging my life around in order to book it. Been painting away, learning and discovering lots daily, I can only hope no one will be disappointed. This will be my first solo exhibition post Cannibal Series, and will feature a good batch of my most recent paintings. Thanks for taking interest now, rather than later :)

Paintings by Lisa Ng
August 2 - 21, 2011
Opening Reception: August 4, 2011, 7-9 pm
Hang Man Gallery 756 Queen St. East Toronto, ON. M4M 1H4
Open Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5pm

Thursday, July 7, 2011


The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club will be hosting their first solo exhibition in Hamilton, ON. It will feature the poster art of myself alongside my fellow Astronauts.
July 7, 2011 - August 11, 2011
Opening Reception: July 7, 2011 @ 6pm

His Glory Disco
280 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario


The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club are celebrating the opening of our first solo exhibit at His Glory Disco during the monthly James North Art Crawl!!

Gallery Hours:
6-10 Friday the 8th
12-7 Saturday the 9th
...12-6 Sunday the 10th

This show will be up until the next Art Crawl. The gallery will be open every Saturday and Sunday in July.

this event is B.Y.O.P. (Bring Your Own Pizza)


Buttons and Posters will be available for purchase. Pricing is as follows:

1-1/2" Buttons-2$
11x17" Posters-10$
Framed 11x17" Posters-40$
Medium Poster-50$
Large Poster-150$

The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club:

The Founding Fathers:

President Jeff Garrett
Vice President Jim Fitzgerald
Lennycks"Dental Wires" Kennadee
Matt Mincoff

Hammerton Ontarion Crew:
Ahren Liudas Karnas, Andrea Benjamin, Darlene MacNeil, Keegan Mccusker, Marc Andrew Allen, Mark Wilson, Matt D'Alvise, Mike W. Mr. K. Wild Mongoose, Mehtaab Samara, Justine Lanza-Kendrick

Rogue Squadron (Toronto):
Rogue Leader Lisa Ng
Anam Ahmed, Bradford Wilson, Corinne Ton Nu, Ryan Solski, Thomas Jeferson, gNat Lai, John C. Barry, Lee Tiffany, Pablo Jueves, Matthew Brown, Gregory Hughes, Peter Kalyniuk, Ambassador Mike Brown, Patrick Fazari

Oshawa Crew:
Red Leader Corey Chew
Kyle Stacey, Allen Connor, Bobby Watkins, Nick Watkins

Take Your Protein Pills and Put Your Helmet On

Monday, June 27, 2011

The word on the street...

The word on the street is that I will be exhibiting my latest fine-dark-folk-surrealist-cartoon-comic-pop-mixed media-illustrative-painting art at my second one-lady-show to date. It is scheduled to be held @ Hang Man Gallery, in Toronto, On. August 2 - 21, 2011. To take a sneak preview into the title of the show, scroll down at:

More details to come, and thanks for paying attention :)

Monday, June 20, 2011


Got four semi-new paintings into the:

Very Superstitious Art Show June 21 - July 10, 2011
Hang Man Gallery
756 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON.
M4M 1H4
(416) 465 0302

Gallery Hours: 12 - 5 / Tuesday - Sunday

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 23, 7pm.

More info can be found at:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


................Pablo Picasso
..............................October 25, 1881 - April 8, 1973

This is my favorite picture of Picasso:

Look at all that STUFF.

Quick Facts:
Lived to 91.
Made approximately 50,000 pieces of art.
*1,885 paintings
*1,228 sculptures
*2,880 ceramics
*12,000 drawings
*bunch of prints and tapestries
Last words: "Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can't drink anymore."

Picasso's Blue Period:

Completed by Picasso in 1904, aged 23.
Completed by myself in 2010, aged 25.

Picasso's Rose Period:

Completed by Picasso in 1906, aged 25.
Completed by myself in 2011, aged 26.

Picasso's African Influenced Period:

Completed by Picasso in 1909, aged 28.
I got one year if I'm gonna get this one done on time.
Gotta catch up.

Friday, May 20, 2011


I will be returning to the Riverdale Art Walk again this year with some 25 paintings created within the year.

Booth 67
Jimmie Simpson Park (Queen St. East & Booth Ave. Toronto, ON.)
Saturday June 4, and Sunday June 5, 2011

Cum say hello.

More info can be found at:

Friday, May 6, 2011


I have decided to withdraw my participation in this particular show due to some last minute changes on the venue's part. Being an artist is tough. Stay tuned for the Riverdale Art Walk though.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Website Updated

Finally got around to do some website updating. Visit, under "new paintings." Eye uploaded some pictures of sales and work more than 1 ear old.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

10 new things -revived

I don't know why I ever stopped writing down things I learned. I figure I'll do it once a year, around spring - summer, annually. Feel free to share yours. I also can't believe I haven't put this on here yet -thanks again to Ryan Ringer:

10 new things 2010/2011

1. Assess, assess, assess.

2. Canada has a more racist past than I previously thought.

3. I’ve been a Spooky Astronaut much longer than I realize.

4. The color blue in my paint dries about four, what I like to
call, “microshades” darker than when it is wet.

5. Success and happiness are two entirely different things.

6. “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” -Buddhist Proverb

7. Leeches can be used to improve blood flow after surgery.

8. Knowledge is power.

9. Smoking gives me a throbbing headache, vaporizing doesn’t.

10. Rene Magritte lived until 68, produced 1,300 paintings.
Salvador Dali lived until 84, produced 1,500 paintings.
Grandma Moses lived until 101, produced 1,600 paintings.
Pablo Picasso lived until 91, produced 1,885 paintings.
I gotta try to stay healthy, I got a lotta work to do.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Astronaut Recruitment

I recruited a couple of Astronauts not two long ago. Won even showed up to my Space Station with his own astronaut helmet:

Astronaut Gregory Hughes:

This is what we came up with:
Great Flood Of The Late Jurassic Period

Work with inclusion by Astronaut Peter Kalyniuk coming soon.

To learn more about the Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club, visit!/pages/Spooky-Astronauts-Drawing-Club/151801984863860

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Knew Stuff @ the Autisum Spectrum Disorder Fundraiser @ the Gladstone Hotel

Feel good about yourself by purchasing tickets to see new paintings by myself along with new work by The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club. All proceeds and a portion of all art sales go to Giant Steps Toronto. Funds raised through Artists for ASD will be used to deliver Giant Steps’ hands-on therapy programs to children with ASD.

Artists for ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Saturday, April 30th 7pm – 1am

Gladstone Hotel, Ballroom
1214 Queen St. W., Toronto
Over Twenty Toronto Artists play host to a fundraiser, transforming the Gladstone’s Historic Ballroom into a Gallery and Setting the Musical Stage for:
The Big City Nights Band,

Tickets $20. Available in advance or at the doors.
Go to Erie Shores Art on Facebook for more information.

The Beach @

I was recently informed my painting of "The Beach" will be on display at the Toronto Pearson International Airport from April 8, to October 30, 2011. It will be on exhibit in the Airspace Gallery, Terminal 1. It is 4 feet x 3 feet, and depicts elements from beaches all over.

I am also told there will be an opening for the show, more details to come.

Happy travels!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Work in Scarborough, ON.

My "Portrait Of Pablo Jueves" will be on display alongside some other pretty wacky stuff:

The opening is also on a Thursday, how convenient!

Monday, January 17, 2011


This shout out goes to:

This is a painting by Robert Farmer that I own. 14 and 35 are the ages video games are marketed towards. I also happen to be in between the ages of 14 and 35.

You can also see more at:
Mercury Espresso Bar
915 Queen St E nr Carlaw, Toronto.
Show runs to Feb 28, 2011.

and at:

I come across him from time to time. I'm a big fan.

Friday, January 7, 2011


This shout out goes to:


I think I first met Ryan in the hallway at school. (I use to sit on this old, crusty couch at OCAD when I was a hallway monitor there, actually a great place to meet some people.) Anyway, he bee making art long time too:

Sea more at: