Kodiak Moment, Pastel on maps, 34″x56″
Lisa, a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, is the Audubon Artists 2012 and 2016 Gold Medal of Honor for Pastel recipient, the 2013 Art Spirit Foundation’s Gold Medal Award for Pastel, and the 2019 Art Spirit Foundation’s Silver Medal Award for Pastel recipient. She has exhibited at the Booth Western Art Museum, Briscoe Western Art Museum, Haggin Museum, Customs House Museum, Harbor History Museum, and the Gibbes Museum of Art. She maintains her studio in Atlanta and spends as much time as possible at her second home in Big Sky, MT.
Working in pastel, Lisa is particularly interested in capturing the beauty of light and how it affects her subject. She paints on location as often as possible-her destinations of choice are usually coastal regions of the East Coast and the mountains of Montana.
In addition to being a Master Signature Member and Board Member of American Women Artists, Lisa is a Master Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS/MC); and Southeastern Pastel Society (SPSM); Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), Artists For Conservation (AFC), and Cowgirl Artists of America (CGA), and the Pastel Society of American (PSA); Elected Member of the Audubon Artists; Signature Fellow of the American Artists Professional League (AAPLF); Artist Member of The Copley Society; Associate Member of the Allied Artists of America and a co-founder of the Atlanta Fine Arts League.
Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”
— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ