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Judge - Lisa Eastman - November 2014 - Gateway to Sedona



Above: The Golden Hour by Lisa Eastman, 48"h x 36"w, oil.

Lisa Eastman Lisa studied art at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Art. She has won numerous awards and exhibited in well-known solo and group exhibitions, including the Fairmount Center for the Arts and the Coutts Museum of Art 7th Annual Paint the Parks Competition. Many of her works are part of private and corporate collections. She has three, ten-foot tall Fender guitar paintings hanging at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that she created for Guitarmania. She is a member of a group of artists called “The Adirondack Mountain School Painters” and attended the Publisher’s Invitational Paint Out with PleinAir Magazine for a week in the Adirondack mountains. She is also a member of the Ohio Plein Air Society.

Lisa paints luminous landscapes that capture the beauty of her surroundings as if observing a scene from a dream. She uses a special technique of depicting light and color, infusing untamed nature with picturesque qualities.

Lisa was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and lived there until age 13, when her family moved to Ohio’s Chagrin Valley. She believes this move to be divine alignment in further nourishing her artistic endeavors. Famed artist, Mary Spain Colie, lived across the street. Lisa was invited into her studio where she was surrounded with large colorful paintings, cathedral ceilings, bright sunlight on wood floors, and the smell of oil paint filling the air.In that moment, Lisa knew she was destined to become an oil painter. Today, Lisa lives with her husband and five children in a secluded forest with a waterfall, stony brook, and plush wilderness that they call “The Secret Garden,” where she is continually inspired by her surroundings.

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