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 American, b. 1971

Lisa Gleim is an award-winning pastel artist and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She is the Audubon Artists 2012 & 2016 Gold Medal of Honour for Pastel recipient, Audubon Artists 2013 Art Spirit Foundation's Gold Medal Award for Pastel and the Audubon Artists 2019 Art Spirit Foundation’s Silver Medal Award for Pastel recipient. In 2016 she was named the Atlanta Branch of the National League of Pen Women's Artist of the Year. Her painting The Secret Keepers was acquired by the Booth Western Art Museum in 2020 as part of their permanent collection.

Working in pastel, Lisa is particularly interested in capturing the beauty of light and how it affects her subjects. Becoming a part-time Montana resident in 2016 helped make her life-long love of animals her primary subject matter. Seeking a way to distinguish her wildlife work, old maps and various ephemera became her unique painting surface. Choosing materials that represents her subjects such as old fishing licenses or national park maps and sometimes adding touches of gold leaf, an actual fishing fly or a sliver of stone add to the story. Such elements are intended to invite a viewer to linger and contemplate the story before and after the captured moment.

Lisa has exhibited her work in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions, including the C.M Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT; Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA; Briscoe Western Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Haggin Museum of Art, Stockton, CA; Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in metro Atlanta; Customs House Museum, Clarksville, Tennessee; Harbor History Museum, Tacoma, Washington; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina; and the Gertrude Herbert Museum in Augusta, Georgia. Her works are also held in many public and private collections throughout the world, including the Booth Western Art Museum; U.S. Congresswoman Nikema Williams, GA-5; ULine Company; Chick-Fil-A; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Orthopaedic Division, and Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceutical, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

She is a Master Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS/MC); Master Signature Member and Board Member, American Women Artists (AWAM); Signature Member, Artists For Conservation (AFC); Signature Member, American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and Pastel Society of American (PSA); Artist Member of the Copley Society; Elected Member, Audubon Artists; Felllow (AAPLF), American Artists Professional League; Master Pastelist, Southeastern Pastel Society (SPSM); Associate Member, Society of Animal Artists, Allied Artists of America; and a co-founder of the Atlanta Fine Arts League.

Lisa maintains her studio in Atlanta with her husband, daughter and three rescue dogs and spends as much time as possible at her second home in Big Sky, Montana.

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