Seaside Cottage
16 x 20 in.
Available through the Artist

Creating a Sense of Place…

Seaside Cottage is reminiscent of the early morning walks I enjoy while spending time at the Jersey Shore every summer. Tucked in between many of the beautiful, oversized homes are small cottages that seem to stand the test of time, and are reminders of a simpler time at the seashore.”

A classically-trained representational artist with degrees in Fine Art and Education, Lisa Cunningham finds inspiration through travel and the simple things that exist in everyday life. “Much of my current work focuses on buildings in the landscape; places we see and experience everyday. Although sometimes taken for granted, architecture in our environment, throughout our cities and rural landscapes, incorporates history, culture, and purpose for each of us.

Through an intimate and up close perspective, my paintings allow the viewer an opportunity to identify with or reflect upon a moment in time; of places familiar, or that no longer exist.”

Using soft pastels and layering techniques, Lisa’s compositions are representational yet painterly, allowing the dramatic play of light and shadow to reveal the character behind the subject matter. “Vibrant, sometimes exaggerated color is also common in my work, which lends credibility to the magic of the pastel medium, as I see it.”

Lisa is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Her award winning paining, Diversity, was juried into the Pastel Society of America’s 47th Annual Exhibition, and was then selected for an exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.

She is also a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of New Jersey, a member of American Women Artists, the Salmagundi Club, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and the American Artists Professional League.

Upcoming Exhibitions
The Pastel Society of America 48th Annual Exhibition: Enduring Brilliance
The Pastel Society of New Jersey Biennial Signature Members Exhibit

Lisa’s work is represented by Cooper & Smith Gallery in Essex, Connecticut.

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