Lisa captures the sweeping landscapes of the American west with a focus on the places she loves best: the fields, coulees, eroded hills and roads of Eastern Washington and the lakes and rivers of Western Washington. Her deeply layered luminous oil paintings capture a profound love of the wide-open land. The abstracted, graphic and light-filled world she creates is exactly how she sees things.
One of her paintings, The Sun Sets on the Slope of the Horse Heaven Hills, was on exhibit in the American Embassy in Yemen for several years. Mountains at Dusk is in the collection of the Washington State Governor's Mansion in Olympia, Washington. In 2015 she was the Artist in Residence at Petrified Forest National Park.
She has deep roots in the wheat country of southeast Washington. Her great-grandparents settled in Connell and her cousin still grows winter wheat on the same plateau. Because her father was in the Air Force, her most vivid memories are of the black ribbon of road unfurling through the fields, mesas and mountains of the west on the way back home.
Her studio is on Samish Island.
She is represented by Smith & Vallee Gallery in Edison, Washington.
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