Water Color and Acrylic Pantings
My paintings are inspired by the natural beauty and light that I find around me on hikes, walks, and snowshoe treks in the Lake Tahoe area and northern Nevada. My art background is in Graphic Design but I have painted in watercolor for many years. Recently I have been archivally sealing and varnishing my watercolors on paper bonded to aluminum panels or Aquabord clay panels so they do not have to be framed under glass or plexiglass.
In the last four years I have increasingly been working in acrylics using layering and glazing techniques. Focusing on detail, strong values, and rich colors, I strive for a sense of depth and realism in my paintings. My goal with my paintings is to encourage the viewer to feel as if they are standing in front of the scene, feeling the warm sun, smelling the pines or sagebrush, and hearing the birds and lapping\
Lisa Jefferson grew up in Colorado where her family went up to the mountains as much as possible. Lisa spent many hours drawing in sketchbooks as a child which helped develop her artistic eye. She worked in graphic design and had a family but started working in watercolor since it was portable and dried fast. The family lived in the Lake Tahoe area for six years then spent twenty years in Minnesota. Always wanting to come back to Tahoe, she and her husband moved back nine years ago. Lisa now spends her time as a full-time artist working in a realistic style in watercolor and acrylics.