About Lisa Blackshear

Lisa painting at the Art in Bloom Festival in Black Mountain

Lisa painting at the Art in Bloom Festival in Black Mountain

In these one of a kind paintings, award winning artist Lisa Blackshear offers a personal interpretation of Asheville and Western North Carolina. Painted outside on location, these original oil landscapes feature bright colors, thick impastos, and an impressionist, lyrical feel.

Born with single sided hearing, Lisa has always been drawn to visual communication, beginning to paint in watercolor before the age of five. She worked her way through college at the University of Minnesota by drawing illustrations for the school newspaper. After graduating with a degree in Studio Arts, she moved to New York City and continued illustrating for books, magazines and newspapers, as well as exhibiting her paintings in galleries in New York and along the East Coast.

After moving the Asheville, with the help of a grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council, Blackshear started the Asheville Urban Landscape Project to bring professional and emerging artists together to paint outside on location. She loves painting “en plein air” in the many beautiful scenic and historic locations around Asheville.

Lisa demonstrating her painting technique in front of Asheville’s Civic Center

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