11 x 14 in.
Available through the artist

“This facade caught my eye, reflecting what appears to be a quiet existence in a very old neighborhood in Venice, Italy. These two separate dwellings are closely connected, yet reveal very different characteristics of hard and soft elements, light and dark colors, and warm and cool tones, while coexisting next to each other…diverse yet connected.”


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 every day. 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 painting, 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.

Gallery Representation

Cooper & Smith Gallery, Essex, CT
Patricia Hutton Galleries, Doylestown, PA

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