As of August 12, 2022, I have been selected to join the International Guild of Realism

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, Glisan Ave., Portland, OR

2020 BAM! Beaverton, OR, juried group online show.

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 online show.

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

2021 ” 6×6 ” Group show – Cannon Beach Art Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR

2022 Back to back solo shows: “Insignificant Becomes Significant” then “Atmospheric” Chrisman’s Gallery, Lake Oswego, OR

2022 Well Well Project/Oregon Contemporary – Juried Show. “Laundromat Series: Sit” was chosen. (see Current Work page)

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

2022 – Arts Council of Lake Oswego ARTSpace Gallery (Sept 9 – Oct 28) 12x12x12: Celebration of Community juried group show.

2022 International Guild of Realism offer of membership/accepted.

2022 International Guild of Realism Fall Salon Online Exhibition (10/20 – 12/20) Juried into show with piece titled “Jessica”

2022 PDX Metro ART Show 22 – two landscapes juried into this show which opens Oct. 8. A portion of all sales goes to its charity providing access to the Arts for disadvantaged children.