ABOUT

Lisa Raymer, artist.

I was told countless times in art college that my penchant for photorealism was worthless. I bought that lie. Struggling for a good part of my artist life, catering to outer voices, suppressing my own. 

Miserable.

Ant on a hot rock.

Created work, traditional, impressionistic, shows, sales, but something just wasn’t right. 

Pandemic shut down.

Uninterrupted time. 

Oil paints abandoned.

Damn the torpedoes.

Each new drawing or painting, abstracted realism, my artistic vision tightens.  

Extensive body of new work. 

Several series ongoing.  

Can’t wait to get into the studio every morning.

Full speed ahead.

SHOWS/AWARDS:

PLEASE NOTE: I do not have an extensive gallery show/awards pedigree. (Awards during my college years are ancient history)

Due to Life, extensive career as a successful entrepreneur, etc… I created art, but not the quantity nor cohesive quality I felt was show worthy. I would appreciate your consideration of my current art on it’s face value.

2018 “Water’s Edge” Chrisman Gallery, Portland, OR

2019 “Local Landscapes” Chrisman Gallery, Portland, OR

2020 Landscapes, Solo Show, Providence Medical Complex Gallery, Portland, OR

2020 BAM! Beaverton, OR, juried show.

2020 – People’s Choice Award, Oregon Society of Artists, Spring Show

2020 Art2Life International Juried Competition – chosen one of fifty artists (out of 3450 entries) selected for show.

2021 First artist selected unanimously for Santa Fe Gallery Assoc New Artist Portal.

2021 ” 6×6 ” – Cannon Beach Art Gallery

2022 Two shows scheduled. Please check back for specifics.