Lisa is from a small town southwest of Nashville, Tennessee. She is a professional artist/oil painter and an 8-year veteran of the US Coast Guard, with a specialty in Planning and Contingency Preparedness.

Lisa has a Bachelor of Science in Logistics & Intermodal Transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Her appointment to this service academy afforded her the opportunity to travel abroad in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Far East, including transiting the Panama and Suez Canals, an experience that would influence and further shape her appreciation of art and culture. It also earned her a 3rd Mate's Sailing License and Active Duty Commission in the US Coast Guard. Primarily stationed in Houston/Galveston, TX, Lisa filled numerous positions and roles within the Coast Guard and was heavily involved in emergency management operations and response throughout the area.

Lisa has always enjoyed and had a passion for the arts. Upon her resignation from the military, she moved to San Francisco and earned her Master's Degree in Fine Art from the Academy of Art University. She has been in numerous group and juried shows and has been nationally recognized.

Currently residing in Nashville, she is a studio artist, art instructor and emergency management specialist.

"I paint more than just pretty pictures, I paint experiences. My mission as an artist is to capture moments through visual expression... To take a fleeting moment and convey that impression, that feeling and connection, with my own interpretation on the canvas. My aim is not to represent what is seen, but to elicit what is felt."

 

Exhibitions and Awards

2018       Alameda En Plein Air, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda CA

               Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, Alameda CA (Juried)

               555 Special Exhibition, Light, Space and Time (Juried) - *SPECIAL MERIT AWARD

2017       Franklin Art Crawl, Downtown Franklin Association, Franklin, TN

               JCC Annual Art Exhibition, Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville, TN

               Art In the Park, Kingston Springs, TN

               39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair, Nashville, TN (Juried)

               Q2 Art Competition, Artist Portfolio Magazine - *HONORABLE MENTION

               Alameda En Plein Air, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda CA

               Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, Alameda CA (Juried)

               A Walk in the Woods, Centennial Park Art Center & Gallery, Nashville, TN

2016      The Artist's Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition - *FINALIST / ANIMAL/WILDLIFE

               Black Creek Arts Council Annual Juried Exhibit, Black Creek Arts Gallery, Hartsville, SC

               Alameda En Plein Air, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda CA

               Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, Alameda CA (Juried)

               WATERWORKS 2016 - All About Water, Watertower Gallery, Mendocino CA (Juried)

2015       Pop-Up Art Show, San Mateo CA (Group Exhibition)

               tiny, STUDIO Gallery 11th Annual show, San Francisco CA (Juried)

               Delicious, STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco CA (Juried)

               Alameda En Plein Air, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda CA

               Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout, Alameda CA - *QUICK DRAW ARTIST'S CHOICE AWARD

               AAU Annual Spring Show, San Francisco CA (Juried) - *2ND PLACE / MS:LANDSCAPE

               Nonni's Bistro, Pleasanton, CA (solo exhibition)

               Terrain, STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco CA (Juried)

               One With Nature, AAU Galleries @ the Cannery, San Francisco CA (solo exhibition)

2014      The Artist's Magazine 31st Annual Art Comp (student) - *1ST PLACE / LANDSCAPE

    The Artist's Magazine 31st Annual Art Comp (student) -*1ST PLACE / ANIMAL/WILDLIFE

    tiny, STUDIO Gallery 10th Annual show, San Francisco CA (Juried)

    AAU Annual Spring Show, San Francisco CA (Juried)

    Bold Brush Online Competition, February *FAV 15%

    Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, Astoria OR (Juried)

    Bold Brush Online Competition, January *FAV 15%

2013      Countryside, Light, Space and Time (Juried) - *1ST PLACE  / OVERALL

              Countryside, Light, Space and Time (Juried) - *1ST PLACE / PAINTING CATEGORY

    Countryside, Light, Space and Time (Juried) - *SPECIAL MERIT AWARD

    Bold Brush Online Competition, November *FAV 15%

    Art at Academy of Art University Library, San Francisco CA

    AAU Annual Spring Show, San Francisco CA (Juried)

    Bay Area Arts Group, Berkley CA (Group Exhibition)