About the Artist

lisa mills, cpsa   -   color me here studio   -    award winning fine art

Lisa has been connected to art and creativity from an early age. Due to the unexpected advent of computer-aided design in the 1980's, Lisa's desire to use her degree in illustration and work as an interior design illustrator was quickly shelved. She worked in human resources and advertising/public relations in the heavy equipment auctioneering industry for over ten years before "retiring" to raise a family. 


Several years later, Lisa's desire to create beckoned again. After experimenting with oil painting, she returned to her favorite tools from her illustration days: graphite and colored pencils. 

Lisa's work is in true, realistic form but often exploits the abstract that exists within realism - particularly in her still life works. Lisa is also passionate about animals, nature and wildlife conservation. She is fortunate to live in a part of the United States where there are a plethora of wildlife subjects from which to draw inspiration.

Recently, she has made a foray into mixed media and abstract artwork and is enjoying the new avenues immensely.

Lisa is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America. She is also a member of CPSA Chapter 224 - Dallas/Fort Worth, and the United Kingdom Colored Pencil Society. Her work has been exhibited at the Carnegie Arti Gallery, the Eisemann Gallery, The city of Brea Art Gallery and the Ormond Memorial Museum and Gallery.