Lisa Raymer, artist.

Predominant medium:  The tactile quality of colored pencils, particularly when used on a pastel ground panel, delivers an unexpected energy and vibrancy.  I become connected to this surface.  Pencils scraped and tormented across the textured panel, cross hatching saturates colors; atmospheric depth ensues. Pencils succumb to the sharpener’s blade at an alarming rate.  Blurry scribbles or carefully rendered.  It depends.

My focus:  The insignificant becomes significant.  Definition of insignificance – not worth consideration.  I disagree. Everything has significance with the proper perspective.   I interrogate the insignificant.  I seek its beauty.


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

2019 – “Local Landscapes” Solo show, Chrisman Gallery, Portland, OR

2020 – “Landscapes” Solo Show, Providence Medical Complex Gallery, Portland, OR

2020 – BAM! Beaverton, OR, juried group show. Online only due Covid restrictions.

2020 – Winner of 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 ” Group show – Cannon Beach Art Gallery

2022 – thru May 12. “Abstract Realism” Solo Show – Chrisman’s Gallery, Lake Oswego.

2022 – Well Well Project/Oregon Contemporary – Juried Show. March 5 – 27. My “Laundromat Series: Sit” selected.

July 2022 – “MOTION” Art Fluent, Massachusetts. Juried into online show, opens July 13, with my mixed media piece entitled “Cart” (see it on my Current Work page)