Lisa is from a small town southwest of Nashville, Tennessee. She is a professional artist/oil painter and an 8-year veteran of the US Coast Guard, with a specialty in Planning and Contingency Preparedness.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Science in Logistics & Intermodal Transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Her appointment to this service academy afforded her the opportunity to travel abroad in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Far East, including transiting the Panama and Suez Canals, an experience that would influence and further shape her appreciation of art and culture. It also earned her a 3rd Mate’s Sailing License and Active Duty Commission in the US Coast Guard. Primarily stationed in Houston/Galveston, TX, Lisa filled numerous positions and roles within the Coast Guard and was heavily involved in emergency management operations and response throughout the area.
Lisa has always enjoyed and had a passion for the arts. Upon her resignation from the military, she moved to San Francisco and earned her Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the Academy of Art University. She has been in numerous group and juried shows and has been nationally recognized.
Currently residing in Nashville, she is a studio artist, art instructor and emergency management specialist.
“I paint more than just pretty pictures, I paint experiences. My mission as an artist is to capture moments through visual expression… To take a fleeting moment and convey that impression, that feeling and connection, with my own interpretation on the canvas. My aim is not to represent what is seen, but to elicit what is felt.”