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.
SHOWS & AWARDS:
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)