Lisa Mozzini-McDill graduated from San Diego State University with honors 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 balances family with commissioned portraits in oil and colored pencil, plein air landscapes in oil and instruction. In addition to teaching in her studio and en plein air she has demonstrated for various art groups such as The Plein Air Artists of Riverside at The Riverside Art Museum. 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 the 2008 Top Dog Award by The Riverside Art Museum and Juror's Choice by The California Art Club. 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 resonate with the viewer."