Lisa Gleim loves painting light and shadow and how it affects her subjects, explaining, “It’s fascinating to watch the colors and shadows radically change, moment to moment.” From the misty gloom that hangs around after a storm or the warm glow of the golden hour to sunlight creeping through a window, Gleim believes dramatic lighting brings life to her paintings.
Pastels have been the medium of choice for Gleim ever since a family friend gifted her French pastels after graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the mid-1990s. Pastels provide her the ability to draw with pure pigment and are what drives her desire to create vivid scenes of atmosphere and light.
Many of her paintings are strongly influenced by her love of nature and animals. She says, “I want my paintings to evoke a memory or emotion for the viewer and then continue to nourish it.”
Gleim is represented by Cheryl Newby Gallery in Pawleys Island, South Carolina; Atlanta Artist Collective in Georgia; and Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Season’s End, pastel, 11 x 14"
Barn Cat, pastel, 18 x 24"