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Artist Lisa Willits


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Biography


 
Lisa Willits spent hours drawing as a child but did not take her first formal art class until many years later at the Gibbes Museum School in Charleston.  After experimenting with several different mediums, Lisa chose oil painting because it best captured her love of color.  With the encouragement of family and friends, she “took the leap” and began working full-time as a painter in 2005.  Lisa is most inspired by the natural beauty of the South Carolina coast and strives to capture its enchanting atmosphere.  It is little wonder that glowing skies, tranquil waters, and towering clouds are among her favorite subjects.
Lisa is an exhibiting member of the Charleston Artist Guild, an associate member of Oil Painters of America, and past coordinator of Charleston Outdoor Painters Association (COPA). She was also a past Director of Artistic Growth for the Charleston Artist Guild.  Lisa has studied with many instructors in Charleston over the years, and taken workshops with nationally-known artists.   She and her husband Jeremy reside in Mt. Pleasant, SC with their yellow Lab, Clyde.   
 
Artist Statement
 
“My paintings explore the things about the landscape that fascinate me: the colors and glow of early morning or evening skies, the incredible cloud formations here on the coast, the ever-changing seascapes, and the vistas that stretch out to forever.  Paintings with a strong sense of atmosphere have always attracted me, and I like to emphasize that quality in my artwork as well.   I feel very fortunate to live in such beautiful surroundings and I want to share that feeling with my collectors."
 
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