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 Honor 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. In June of 2020 her painting The Secret Keepers was acquired by the Booth Western Art Museum 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. Her love of nature is evident in her work as her subjects are wildlife and landscapes of the American West and the Eastern Coast.
Lisa has exhibited her work around the country in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions, including the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA; Briscoe Western Art Museum in San Antonio, TX; Haggin Museum of Art in Stockton, California; Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in metro Atlanta; Customs House Museum in Tennessee; Harbor History Museum in Tacoma, Washington; Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina; and the Gertrude Herbert Museum in Augusta, Georgia.
Lisa is a Master Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS/MC); Signature Member and Board Member of the American Women Artists (AWA); Signature Member of Artists For Conservation (AFC); Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and Pastel Society of American (PSA); and Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists, Allied Artists of America.
After studying and working in Philadelphia for eight years, Lisa moved back to her hometown of Atlanta where she maintains her studio and residence with her husband, daughter and three rescue dogs. She also spends as much time as possible at her second home in Big Sky, Montana.