Lisa K Stauffer

I am fascinated by the interplay of light and color that I see in the
beauty surrounding me and I work to capture the mood of those
special moments in my paintings. I choose to paint with soft pastel
for the incredible richness and intensity of the color possibilities and
textures I can create with them. I am primarily an outdoor painter and
pastelʼs direct application allows for the immediacy demanded in plein
air work. I often use a watercolor underpainting as a setup for the
pastel layers in my work, which adds the interplay of transparent and
opaque mediums to the visual quality of the final piece. I can be
found painting all around town and far beyond.

Lisa Stauffer received her Masterʼs in Design (University Of
Minnesota, Minneapolis) and studied Illustration at Parsonʼs School of
Design (NYC). She continues her education by taking workshops
from nationally recognized painters whose work inspires her. She
has worked and taught in a wide variety of media, now primarily
painting in soft pastel with a special focus on painting en plein air to
indulge her fascination with light and color in Minnesotaʼs beautiful
north shore landscape. Lisa was awarded Master Circle status by the
International Association Of Pastel Societies in 2011. She was
awarded the H.K. Holbein Award at the Pastel Society Of America
Show at the National Arts Club in New York City, September 2010,
and the Pastel Painters Of Cape Cod Award in 2012. Both of these
years her painting was one of those chosen by the Director of the
Butler Institute Of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, to travel to the
exhibit American Pastels- 2010 on display December 2010-January
2011 at the museum, and the 2012 show on display Dec 2012- Jan
2013. Lisa was juried into the Pastel Society Of America and
awarded Signature status in 2012.