Lisa Stauffer

Lisa Stauffer received her Masterʼs in Design (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis) and studied Illustration at Parsonʼs School of Design (NYC).  She continues her education by taking workshops from nationally recognized painters whose work inspires her.  She has worked and taught in a wide variety of media, now primarily painting in soft pastel with a special focus on painting en plein air to indulge her fascination with light and color in Minnesotaʼs beautiful North Shore landscape.  Lisa was awarded Master Circle status by the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2011. She was awarded the H.K. Holbein Award at the Pastel Society of America Show in September 2010, and the Pastel Painters of Cape Cod Award in 2012. Both of these years her painting was one of those chosen by the director of the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, to travel to the American Pastels exhibit. Her works were on display at the museum from December 2010-January 2011 and then again from December 2012- January 2013. Lisa was juried into the Pastel Society of America and awarded Signature status in 2012.