Lisa Mozzini-McDill graduated
from San Diego State University with Honors, Distinction in Art,
and a BA in Graphic Communications. She worked as a graphic artist,
illustrator, and portrait artist in San Diego for over ten years.
Today she works primarily in oil on plein air landscapes, larger
studio work, and commissioned portraits. In addition to teaching
in her studio and en plein air she has been asked to judge shows
and demonstrate for various groups such as The Riverside Art
Museum and MVAL's "Saturday in the Park with the Masters."
Lisa has continued her education with workshops by Elizabeth
Tolley, John Budicin, Ken Auster, Michael Obermeyer, and Joseph
Todorovitch. Lisa's work has received many awards including Juror's
Choice by The California Art Club 2009 & 2013, artwork selected
for the 2008 & 2010 Top Dog Award by The Riverside Art Museum
and second place winner of Emerging Plein Air Artist Award. Lisa's
work has been accepted into The Art Renewal Center International
Salon 2011-2012, The OPA Salon Show of Traditional Oils 2013
as well as the OPA Western Regional Show 2013, and The Greenhouse
Gallery Salon International 2014. She has been published in Orange
County's Best magazine and was featured in the artist's spotlight
of The Press-Enterprise, July 14, 2008.
"Creating artwork that is realistic but loose, expressive
as well as meaningful is an ongoing endeavor. The books by Kevin
Macpherson have had a great influence on me as has the work of
past masters such as John Singer Sargent and William Wendt. In
landscape painting it is a fulfilling experience to be in front
of God's great creations attempting to capture even a small portion
of its beauty on a canvas. What I think about when painting is
emphasizing an exciting play of light and shadow, an interesting
composition, and enhancing a scene that evokes a deeper meaning
or emotion in me. It is my intent that this depth and emotion
I feel will also be communicated and resonates with the viewer."