Storm Clouds in Blue
16 x 20 in., pastel
Available from the artist
Atlanta artist Lisa Gleim is a branch of a family tree of artists with deeply rooted Southern connections. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Lisa is strongly influenced by the great American Impressionists. A love of pastels took off when a family friend gave her a set of French pastels; Lisa was immediately hooked.
“The medium,” she says, “allows me the ability to capture the effect of light with extreme vividness. Pastels have the unmatched richness of painting with pure pigment. The beauty of light and how it affects subjects, whether it be an animal or a coastal landscape is what one will see in my paintings.”
Lisa is always looking at her daily encounters as possible paintings. She never leaves home without her camera or phone so she always has the option to capture a perfect moment. Although her work is primarily created in studio, she does paint in plein air whenever possible. Each year she takes a week-long painting trip, usually near water.
Both her portraits and landscapes can be found in many private collections across the United States including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical, the Court of Chancery in Wilmington, DE, and has been included in numerous publications, including several issues of the book Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing series by Northlight Books. She is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists, a Master Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and a juried associate member of the Society of Animal Artists, to name a few.
After living and working in Philadelphia for eight years, Lisa returned to her native home of Atlanta in 2000 where she maintains her studio and residence with her husband and 12 year old daughter.
2012 & 2016 Audubon Artists Gold Medal of Honor for Pastel recipient
2013 Audubon Artists Art Spirit Foundation’s Gold Medal Award for Pastel
2016 Atlanta Branch of the National League of Pen Women’s Artist of the Year