Lisa Jefferson

Acrylics and Watercolors

My paintings are inspired by the natural beauty and light that I find around me on hikes, walks, and snowshoe treks in the Lake Tahoe area and northern Nevada. My art background is in graphic design but I have painted in watercolor for many years. I enjoy the transparent quality of watercolor both in my painting technique and in the subject matter of my paintings whether it’s clear waters, glass, or backlit flowers and foliage.

Focusing on detail, strong values, and rich colors, I strive for a sense of depth and realism in my paintings. In the last three years, I have additionally been working in acrylics using layering and glazing techniques. Recently I’ve been sealing and varnishing many of my watercolors on paper bonded to aluminum panels or Aquabord panels so they do not have to be framed under glass or plexiglass. The process I use is as archival and UV protective as framing under museum glass according to a study by Golden Paints. I love not having the barrier of glass between the viewer and the painting
and not having to worry about glare and breakage.

Acceptances into National & International 

Watercolor Exhibitions Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, Transparent Watercolor Society,
National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, San Diego Watercolor Society, California
Watercolor Association

Signature Memberships
The Rocky Mountain Watercolor Society
The Transparent Watercolor Society of America
The National Watercolor Society

Published in:
Watermedia Showcase magazine, Tahoe Quarterly magazine, and the Splash 18 and Splash 19 books


National Watercolor Society, Cheap Joes Purchase Award 2015
Transparent Watercolor Society, donor award 2016
Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, donor award 2017
Sierra Watercolor Society Best of Show 2015, 2019; 1st place Landscape 2016, 1st place still life 2017, 2nd place Landscape 2017, five People’s Choice Awards from various shows 2015 – 2020
Latimer Art Club Miniature Exhibit: 3rd place oil/acrylics 2017, 2nd & 3rd place oil/acrylics 2018, First place oil/acrylic 2019, Honorable Mention oil/acrylic 2020
Local Exhibitions & Galleries
The Sierra Watercolor Society Exhibits at various locations in Reno, NV
Invitational exhibits at The Artists Co-op Gallery of Reno, NV
The ARTisan Shop at North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City, CA. 2015-2020
Prism Gallery in Minden, NV
Mountain Arts Collective in Truckee, CA

Lisa’s Art

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1506
Reno, NV 89505

Meeting Address

Moana Nursery Design Center

1190 W Moana Lane

Reno, NV 89509

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