Summer’s Bounty
20 x 23 in.
Available from the artist

Atlanta artist Lisa Gleim comes from a family of many deeply-rooted, Southern artists. A graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Lisa is strongly influenced by the great American Impressionists such as Mary Cassatt, Cecelia Beaux and Childe Hassam.

“I’m drawn to capturing the beauty of light and shadow, especially how light effects a subject, whether it be an animal, coastal landscape or object. The bright summer sunlight hitting the apples was what drew me to paint Summer’s Bounty. I loved how the warm red and orange of the apples popped against the cool green leaves and the blue sky. I find green to be an extremely challenging color to work with and I often say I hate painting green, but it seems I gravitate to it and paint it continuously!”

After graduating from PAFA, Lisa’s love of pastels took off when a family friend gifted her a set of French pastels. She was immediately hooked. “The medium,” she says, “allows me the ability to capture the effect of light with extreme vividness. The richness painting with pure pigment provides me is unmatched.”

Lisa looks at all daily visuals she encounters as possible paintings. She never leaves home without her camera or telephone so she always has the option to catch a perfect moment. Although her work is primarily created in her studio, she does paint in plein air whenever possible. Each year she takes a week-long painting trip, usually to a location 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, Astra Zeneca Pharmaceutical, the Court of Chancery in Wilmington, Delaware. Her pastels have also been included in numerous publications, including several issues of the book Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing series by Northlight Books.

“Lisa Gleim is one of our gallery’s best-selling artists. When I first asked Lisa to join our gallery, I was most interested in her lowcountry landscapes and seascapes; however, as I learned more about her work, I happily discovered her talent far exceeded my original expectations. Collectors marvel at her ability to render fruit and floral still-life with incredible attention to detail in her favored medium, pastel,” says Cheryl Newby, owner of Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

Audubon Artists 2012 & 2016 Gold Medal of Honor for Pastel
Audubon Artists 2013 Art Spirit Foundation’s Gold Medal Award for Pastel.
Atlanta Branch of the National League of Pen Women’s 2016 Artist of the Year.

Select memberships:
American Society of Marine Artists signature member
Master Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies
Society of Animal Artists, juried associate member

After living and working in Philadelphia for eight years, she returned to her native home of Atlanta in 2000 where she maintains her studio and residence with her husband and 12-year-old daughter.

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