About Me-My Bio
Lisa with her oil painting”Daybreak Over Norfolk”
My name is Lisa Wright. I am a professional artist and educator who loves to share her work and teach others.
I have been drawing as long as I can remember and began studying art formally in the seventh grade when I painted my first still life. I continued studying, showing my work throughout high school.
The first public recognition of my work was in regional art shows in Ohio where I earned best in show and scholastic achievement awards throughout high school. My first commissions came from those exhibitions.
I also studied French throughout high school and lived with a French-speaking Swiss family when 17. I feel in love with French when learning how to communicate with them as they didn’t speak any English.
I continued my study of Art in college and was a Studio Art major at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts where I earned my Bachelor’s in Fine Art with a minor in Art History and French. While in college, I studied in Paris during my junior year, taking my college-level classes in French and additional classes at Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Ecole de Louvre.
I have continued to work on commission throughout the years.
I also homeschooled my 4 children throughout their education until they graduated from High School. They went on to successfully graduate from The College of William and Mary(Emily and Jessica), James Madison University(Clara received her BA and Ma in Occupational Therapy), and Virginia Tech(Nathan).
I taught Art and French in a private homeschool program for 19 years while my children attended there.
I moved my classes to my home 6 years ago when my husband began to travel and coach for the missionary organization, the World Race.
I currently teach three Art Classes including Drawing 1, Drawing 2, and Painting/Mixed Media. I will also offer several levels of French.
I have a passion for traveling and love to produce work inspired by the locations I’ve been to. Some are pictured on this site.
Here I am on a hike with my daughters in Cinque Terra, Italy with Manerola in the background, which is featured in my gallery.
I have also illustrated a children’s book, Light for the Sacra Vellum, by Cathy Idowu which is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Our latest family photo. I now have two awesome sons-in-law and one awesome daughter in law as well as 5 precious grandchildren.