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Fellow, American Society of Marine Artists
Signature Member, Society of Animal Artists
Signature Member, Oil Painters of America
Artist Member, Salmagundi Club of NYC
Artist Lisa Egeli paints the people and places we treasure. Her portraits and landscapes, in oil and pastel, have been featured in many exhibits and permanent collections since her professional career was launched in 1988, when she graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago.
Her life as a painter, however, began long before, growing up a third generation artist in a family of artists, and learning her earliest skills from her father, prominent portrait painter Peter Egeli. His father, Bjorn Egeli, also had a distinguished career as a portrait painter, with Presidents and Justices among his subjects. READ MORE
Capturing someone's likeness
is part of how we pay tribute
to those we care about and those who
make this world a better place.
The Story behind my Paintings
II’m often asked about why some of my paintings look very loose and brushy and some look much tighter, more detailed. The short answer is that some paintings I do en plein air and some in the studio.
En plein air simply means “outdoors”, and is generally understood to mean painted on location, from life. Because of the immediate nature of the work, and the time constraints (think changing light, rising tide, clouds moving in, etc.), it has a quick and impressionistic feel. Some of these paintings will serve as vital studies for other larger pieces and never be signed or framed. But some of them will be complete and stand as finished paintings worthy of a signature and a frame.
For a number of years now I've been
painting the dunes of Cape Cod National
Seashore, including during a two week
residency in the Margo Geld Dune Shack.
This painting emerged from that experience,
utilizing many plein air studies and a deep
connection formed with this sublime landscape.