Lisa Wiser is a visual artist living and working in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She draws inspiration from the scenic northwest, travel adventures and reading novels to create watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media paintings. Also an avid photographer, she chronicles her visual inspirations as she captures obscure landscapes, architectural details, and other intriguing painting subjects.
“The foundation of my work is a keen interest in the concept of structure in the natural landscape. I suspect the hours of riding in the back seat of our family station wagon between Portland, Or and various points in Idaho and Central Oregon on a yearly basis planted horizon lines, tree forms, open fields and luminous clouds in my mind.” Life long pursuits in drawing and painting confirms that she prefers a direct association with her subjects while working from life both outdoors or in the studio. Lisa’s acrylic paintings are characterized by vivid color, great depth of space and attention to detail. She credits her architect father for instilling a love of drawing and painting while teaching her to draw at a young age.
Lisa earned a BS Degree in Art Education from the University of Oregon in 1978 including a year of study in Perugia, Italy and has completed graduate coursework in graphic design, art education and painting. Photographic travels to Europe, Turkey, SW USA, and Mexico have inspired her work for the past three decades. Lisa has been invited to serve in both curatorial and juror positions for various arts organizations in the area. She has taught art from pre-school to adult students and has recently retired as a substitute art teacher for her local school district to devote more time to her painting.
Aside from painting Lisa enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, skiing, family time with her three adult children and husband, travel and fixing things. Her favorite getaways are the forests and deserts of Central Oregon and her family’s rustic retreat on Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho.
Check out more of Lisa’s work at: http://www.lisawiser.com