PREVIOUS NATIONAL JURIED MEMBERSHIPS Pastel Society of America Degas Pastel Society Northwest Pastel Society PREVIOUS NATIONAL JURIED SHOWS Degas Pastel Society 3rd Biennial Exhibition ( New Orleans ) Degas Pastel Society Biennial Exhibition ( New Orleans ) Northwest Pastel Society ( Award Winner ) PUBLICATIONS The Artist Magazine: Finalist, Art Competition, Landscape Category- ( More than 11,500 entries ) Seven Posters published by Gango Editions: "Summer Breeze", "Spring Clover", "River Scene","Pink Spice","Wildflowers","Valley in Bloom","Dahlias and Golden fields" Cover of Oregon FOCUS magazine
EDUCATION Eastman School of Music,(Full Scholarship) B.M. Northwestern University,Evanston, Il.(Scholarship) M.M.University of Wisconsin, Madison,Wisconsin 1 Year towards Ph.D.in music: Univ. of Wisconsin (Fellowship) Art Study: Dale Wilson (father), Northwestern University, Pacific Northwest College of Art,Portland State University,Portland Community College, various art workshops and seminars. REGIONAL AND LOCAL JURIED SHOWS: Umpqua valley Pastel Society Exhibit, Beaverton Arts Commission Exhibit, Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Invitational (4 years)Award Winner
COLLECTIONS:Lise's work is represented in the following collections. Blue Cross / Blue Shield,Boise Cascade, Portland Development Commission, Providence Mmilwaukee Hospitial,Kaiser Permanente Hospitial, Kanto Corporation,Providence Hospitial( Newberg) S.W. Washington Medical Center, Centennial Bank, West One Bank, Albany General Hospitial, Portland Valve and Fitting, Organizational Counseling,WTD Industries, Builders Appliance Center,RAIA Group, Northwest Packing, OHSU School of Dentistry (poster and original art collection)
BACKGROUND Lise grew up in a family where everyone was a professional artist or musician.In 1982, Lise began in commercial art. Gradually she combined her father's teachings with those of new teachers. Her mediums are primarily pastel,watercolor, acrylic,and experimental mix media. Her father and sister are both nationally known artists,and her mother was a piano teacher. Lise and her sister Cathy greatly enjoy sharing their art together,frequently confer by long distance,and paint together as often as possible.From 1960-1985, Lise worked as a professional violinist. She was a solo recitalist and a guest soloist with many orchestras in the North and Midwest. These experiences have been expressed in a number of past paintings. She also performed in the West Coast Chamber Orchestra, Portland Orchestra, and in numerous freelance jobs with the Oregon Symphony musicians from 1969-1985. REPRESENTATION IN TRAVELING EXHIBITS Lauren Rogers Museum of Art ( Degas Pastel Society Exhibit) SHOWS Numerous solo and group shows: at Attic, Gango, Ryan and the Salishan. ART CAREER Professional gallery artist, Sign designer, illustrator, 1982-2001 and 2005-2013 OTHER EXPERIENCE 1 year painting in Kyoto, Japan (1988-89)
Light, texture, atmosphere, and color interactions: these all fascinate me as a means of expressing what I see and experience. It is exciting to see unexpected things happening as I paint. I then can react to them with my imagination, always tempered with realism. My approach is to plan loosely, so I have the freedom to let what's happening inside me intermingle with what's happening on the paper. I also enjoy very much the process of experimenting with new mixed media so I can broaden my artistic vocabulary and range of expression.