From a very young age Lisa was inspired by the traditional stories passed on to her by her grandmother. Soon Lisa developed a strong passion and cultural identity as a Kokoberrin woman (a language group of Central West Coast Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, Australia). She began to learn about her people and found her place as a Kokoberrin person. Lisa spent much of her time with her aunts and elders and was handed down many spiritual gifts. Lisa soon began to express elements of these stories, spiritual gifts and experiences through a variety of visual arts mediums.