In collaboration with local artists, both young and old, new and experienced, Distillery of Modern Art is bringing art to life and making it approachable in a whole new way. We are committed to supporting and encouraging a thriving art community.



Lisa Matrundola was born the youngest of five children in Montreal, Quebec. Her parents immigrated to Canada from Italy and England in the mid 1950’s. After earning a BFA from the University of Georgia, Lisa worked in Atlanta as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director. 

Lisa entered the 2016 Artfield’s exhibition, where she received one of ten Merit Awards. This recognition ignited a passion to explore themes of female identity through painting and sculpture. Lisa completed her MFA in Painting at The Savannah College of Art & Design in 2021. She hopes her work will encourage conversation regarding our collective survival and coexistence on planet earth.

John W Horne is an award-winning professional artist, photographer, and much sought after instructor in the Metro Atlanta area. John’s personal focus centers on capturing and creating realistic, emotional, and figurative portraits and representational works searching for a dream-like yet realistic and often asymmetrical ambiance.

John carefully observes his subjects to ensure accurate and authentic description and composition. John attributes his affinity for realism to his extensive early training in photography, sculpture and design where meticulous attention to detail is required.

Betsy Ayers is a full-time professional visual artist working across many media: drawing, painting, and printmaking. Her interest in creative expression started at a young age and continued to deepen past the time life told her and her contemporaries to put away their crayons and get out their pencils. She did get out her pencil, but she never let go of her crayons.

In fall 2021, she started teaching acrylic painting to adults at Spruill and instructing private lessons at her professional art studio. Betsy views teaching as a natural step in her creative progression as an artist. She aspires to use her acquired knowledge from all her life experiences to help others cultivate their artistic voice and channel their inner teacher. 


If you’d like to showcase your work at Distillery of Modern Art, please fill out the form below or email gallery@distilleryofmodernart.com.