Thanks to a beautiful illustration shared to a FB friend, I was introduced to the beautiful, whimsical and surreal art of Norwegian artist, author and illustrator Lisa Aisato (Lisa Aisato N’jie Solberg). 

Much of her art features thin characters; but she has plenty of fat bodies represented in her art as well – especially older bodies. 

This excerpt from says it all:

Lisa’s style is very unique: her watercolor-like illustrations convey the simple beauty of life, reminding us of important things such as love, family and friendship. Aisato’s art is captivating in the best way possible, and more often than not, her works convey the feelings of being carefree and positive.

“I’ve been drawing all my life, of course, and my drawing has always been closely connected with literature. When I was a child, my mother read aloud to me and my sister a lot and I was constantly drawing while listening to her. As an adult, I frequently listen to audiobooks and podcasts while working. I think the fact that I continued drawing when most children quit, maybe around the age of 10, helped me develop my skills beyond the average. I remember I learnt the word ‘illustrator’ at the age of 13 and wrote in a school essay that I wanted to become one when I grew up,” 

You can visit her website at

Here are some of my favorites from my Pinterest page – , where you can find many more examples of her fat positive art.

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