PSA, IAPS- Eminent Pastelist
I am fascinated by the interplay of light and color that I see in the beauty surrounding me and I work to capture the mood of those special moments in my paintings. I choose to paint with soft pastel for the incredible richness and intensity of the color possibilities and textures I can create with them. I am primarily an outdoor painter and pastel’s direct application allows for the immediacy demanded in plein air work. I often use a watercolor underpainting as a setup for the pastel layers in my work, which adds the interplay of transparent and opaque mediums to the visual quality of the ﬁnal piece. I can be found painting all around town and far beyond.
Lisa Stauffer received her Master’s in Design (U of MN, Mpls.) and studied Illustration at Parson’s School of Design (NYC). She works primarily in pastel, teaches painting workshops and competes in plein air painting competitions.
Lisa was awarded Eminent Pastelist status by the International Association Of Pastel Societies in 2023 and achieved Master Circle status in 2009. Her paintings won awards at Pastel Society Of America Show (National Arts Club, NYC), September 2010 and 2012, and were chosen each of those years by the Director of the Butler Institute Of American Art for inclusion in the annual exhibit, American Pastels. Lisa was juried into the Pastel Society Of America and awarded Signature status in 2012. Her work has been featured in articles in PleinAir Magazine, Pastel Journal, Stephen Dohertyʼs book, The Art Of Plein Air Painting and in two PBS specials on painting.