The Steel Magnolia
Our 2023 theme is “Louisiana: The Steel Magnolia.” Magnolias symbolize perseverance, beauty, purity, and nobility. The people of Louisiana are known for their uncommon fortitude and abiding love for the place we call home.
About the Artist
Lissy Sanders Compton is an accomplished artist based out of West Monroe, LA. Specializing in charcoal and oil paint, she is also the Designer and Co-Owner or Mr. P’s Tees with her husband Brent. Mr. P’s Tees features Lissy’s original Louisiana inspired drawings on t-shirts.
Her art was been featured in such publications as Louisiana Life, Bayou Life, and Louisiana Road trips. She was voted “Best Artist of the Delta” in 2012, 2013 and 2015 by the readers of Delta Style Magazine. Lissy graduated with her BFA in 2001 from Louisiana Tech University and is now currently a Talented Art teacher for the Ouachita Parish School system. She and her husband live on an farm with their three children and quite a few chickens and pigs.
Her art can be seen on Instagram under Lissy Sanders Compton.