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Artist Luisa Neher


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Biography


Born in Treviso, Italy, Luisa grew up in Mexico City and moved to the U.S. to attend Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. After graduating with a degree in Studio Art, she got married and moved to Columbia, South Carolina. Since then, following her husband's career, she has lived in Houston, New Orleans, Bakersfield, Brisbane (Australia), and Quito (Ecuador), before settling in the beautiful town of Ojai, California, where she lives today. 
Luisa's passion for art began at an early age. As a teenager, she started her art education in Mexico City at the Societa' Dante Alighieri and with private art lessons from her high school teacher, Gordon Gilchrist. Following her college years, where she focused primarily on landscape painting, she continued to hone her art skills at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. There, she took pastel portrait classes with Darrell Brown, which spurred her fascination with portraiture. While living in Australia, she took watercolor classes at the Brisbane Institute of Art. More recently, she has participated in Camille Przewodek's "Color Boot Camp" as well as a number of plein air workshops with Jennifer McChristian.
Although her interest in art has spanned several decades, she spent most of her adult life raising her family and working for non-profit and charitable organizations, and it was not until her kids left for college and she settled in Ojai that she decided to devote herself to painting full time. Several of her paintings can be found in private collections in Italy, Mexico and the U.S. Luisa is currently working on a number of commissioned portraits and preparing her portfolio to seek gallery representation.
 
 
 
Artist Statement
 
I am primarily a landscape and portrait painter. I enjoy working in watercolors, pastels, and charcoal, but I paint predominantly in oils. I love the richness and versatility of this medium and [...]

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