January 2024 Competition
CEO and Artist at Huse Skelly Gallery, Lisa is honored to be the steward of this treasured Plein Air Gallery since 2018. Debra Huse passed the torch to award winning pastelist and now owner of the Huse Skelly Gallery. Lisa takes great care to present the gallery as warm, welcoming and available for all to enjoy. She represents the top Plein Air artists in the country and helps collectors fall in love with, and acquire, beautiful pieces for their own collections. She feels it is important to nurture and guide the next generation of Plein Air Artists. Lisa Skelly is an award-winning soft pastel artist who is deeply inspired by the beauty of nature. Through her paintings, she captures the essence of the natural world, with a particular focus on seascapes, landscapes, waves, skies, and clouds. Lisa’s medium of choice is pure pigment, which she expertly manipulates to create vibrant, lifelike images that transport viewers to the heart of her scenes.
Drawing on her lifelong love of nature and her training in fine arts, Lisa’s work reflects her passion for the outdoors and her deep appreciation for the power and beauty of the natural world. By using soft pastels, she is able to convey the fluidity and movement of waves, the depth and texture of landscapes, and the ever-changing drama of the sky. Her paintings are both realistic and ethereal, capturing the essence of each scene in a way that invites viewers to lose themselves in the moment. For Lisa, painting is not just a creative outlet, but a way of connecting with the world around her. Her work is a celebration of the natural beauty that surrounds us, and an invitation to slow down and appreciate the wonders of the world. Through her soft pastel paintings, Lisa Skelly invites us to step into a world of color, light, and movement, and to experience the power and beauty of nature in a way that is both uplifting and transformative.
Lisa is a member of:
*The Pastel Society of America
*The American Impressionist Society
*The California Art Club *Signature Artist LPAPA
Recent Awards and Shows:
*Best Plein Air Pastel at Plein Air Salon Jan ’23
*The American Impressionist Society’s Annual Small Works
*The Best of Plein Air for the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.
*Sonoma Plein Air 2019, ’21 & ’22
*Laguna Plein Air Invitational 2022
*Best of Plein Air Pastel for April & July Plein Air Salon National Competition
*1st Place Quick Draw SoCalPapa ‘22