Lisa Russell, Owner - Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery - Austin Texas

Lisa Russell, Owner

Lisa Russell was born in the small border town of Nogales, Arizona and raised in Beverly Hills, California. She grew up surrounded by beautiful things as her mother was an interior designer, her father an art collector, and her grandmother was an artist which fueled her keen eye for fine art. From the time she was a young child, Lisa has had an entrepreneurial spirit which she pursued academically as she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Business at Colby Sawyer College and completed her MBA at Arizona State University. After moving to Austin in 2002 with her husband and noticing Austin’s need for museum-quality art, she found the perfect alliance in business and art when she decided to open Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery with the help of an art mentor. In 2003, New York Times called the Russell Collection “Austin’s most exclusive gallery” which has featured works by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, and many more. In the last ten years, the Russell Collection has evolved to feature more contemporary artists such as Hunt Slonem, Daniel Maltzman, Ash Almonte, Gil Bruvel, KAWS, Shepard Fairey and more. When Lisa isn’t running the day to day operations of the gallery, she’s spending time with her husband and two children.  Lisa has been honored as a finalist in Austin Business Journal’s Women of Influence in the 17th Annual Central Texas Profiles in Power. 

Rachel Beaudoin, Gallery Manager

Rachel was born and raised in New York and spent their childhood awe-struck and inspired viewing beautiful artwork in museums and galleries. Rachel has spent their career invested in both hands-on work with art objects and cultivating meaningful experiences around art. Before starting at Russell Art & Frame, Rachel worked on curatorial projects and programming at the Museum of Modern Art, the Jewish Museum, and Storm King Art Center. Their academic accomplishments include a MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and a BA in Art History from the State University of New York at New Paltz. At Russell Art & Frame, Rachel enjoys curating exciting exhibitions, finding the perfect artwork for client’s homes, and assisting in the design process to create unique custom framing projects. When they aren’t running the gallery, Rachel enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with their dog.

Caroline Delahoussaye, Art & Framing Consultant

A native of Lousiana, Caroline comes to us with a history of working in Arts and Cultural Institutions. Along with coordinating events and community led programming Caroline finds joy in building relationships and communities through the arts. At Russell Art & Frame, Caroline uses her expert design skills to aid clients in bringing home the perfect custom framing project or artwork to elevate their homes. Caroline received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking and directly pursued her Master of Arts in Arts & Cultural Management at Michigan State University. When not at work, Caroline enjoys cooking, seeking out live music, and rooting for her favorite team in the English Premier league.

Lisa Russell, Owner - Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery - Austin Texas

Ignacio Guerrero, Logistics Manager & Art Installer

Born in Jerez de la Frontera, a city in southwestern Spain, Ignacio Guerrero has always been attracted to the arts. He moved to Texas at the age of three and was raised in San Antonio, where he received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas of San Antonio. At Russell Art and Frame, his role as the In-House Art Handler and Shipping Coordinator is filled with important tasks vital for the gallery — he  is responsible for installing art in the gallery and in clients’ homes, inspecting and intaking new artwork, and coordinating framing deliveries. Outside work, Ignacio loves to read and garden. He is also an active musician with his own personal projects and helps produce and contribute to other musicians’ projects. 

Andrew Passino, Lead Picture Framer

Andrew Passino is an expert picture framer and life-long craftsman with experience in a broad range of materials and processes. Born in Michigan, Andrew has lived in Dripping Springs for the last 35 years. A natural creative problem solver with a skilled eye for design, Andrew loves using his creativity and technical expertise to find the perfect solution to a framing challenge. Andrew enjoys the diversity of materials, styles, and artwork he works with on a daily basis and has a passion for furthering his education on best practices and new technology in the framing industry. When he’s not framing, Andrew loves cooking and serving guests with his wife at his local bed and breakfast.