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Lis is a Member of...
Signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, National & Local chapter 109, elected member & Board of directors of the American Artists Professional League, Signature member of the Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia, Inc., Faculty at the Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery. As well as holding membership in the Portrait Society of America, Montgomery Art Association, former President of the Loudoun Sketch Club, and a member of Frederick County Art Association and Arts Council.
Some groups I have presented & demonstrated for are:
Frederick County Art Association
The Loudoun Sketch Club
Gallery 62 West/Taylor Co. Arts Council
McLean Art Association
Montgomery County Art Assoc.
Vienna Arts Society
Gallery 505 North
What I do
My story-telling, colored pencil artwork is often recognizable, even before the viewer sees my name on it. I like to express the human experience, whether drawing a person or animal. I try for detail and an engaging composition. In y min is the masterful illustrations and paintings of generations past. I believe there is nothing that this pigment in its precision pointed stick, can’t do or that oil paint could do better. My competitive nature is out to prove that. I still approach my work like a painter. Layering in the old-school oil painterly way. Never striving for photo-realism, I love to see the artist’s hand in work. Like that perfect, genius brush stroke in a master’s painting, you will see all of my pencil marks, if possible. I want to inspire. Not only with what a media can do, but what a person can do. After all, a well-trained artist is a person who can do anything.
2023 Best in Show & 1st Place in Mixed Media at the 79th Annual Waterford Show
2023 2nd Place, Drawing, & Honorable Mention in Portraiture, 47th Annual Women’s Club of Chevy Chase Show
2022 juried into Hudson Valley Art Assoc. 88th Annual Juried Exhibit
2022 2nd Place in Drawing at the 78th Annual Waterford Show
2021 1st Place in Drawing at the 77th Annual Waterford Show
2021 Best in Show, Strathmore Mansion's 30th Annual Juried Show, "Touch"
2020 March Featured & Cover Artist for Color Magazine
2020 2nd place winner the Art List monthly competition February
2020 LightSpaceTime Figurative Competition, 10th Place & Merit Award
2019 juried into Hudson Valley Art Assoc. 86th Annual Juried Exhibit
2019 chosen for a Strathmore Mansion Invitational gallery solo exhibition
2019 chosen for CP Treasures VI, Global Masterpieces book
2018 awarded Best Loudoun Artist and 1st place in both the Drawing & Mixed Media categories at the 74th Annual Waterford Fair Fine Art Exhibit
2018 Finalist in the 10th Annual Expressions Portraiture competition
2018 2nd place Kensington (Best in Show) category, Kensington Labor Day Show
2018 Award of Excellence, Manhattan Arts International New Beginnings exhibition
This is my Bio
Lis Zadravec’s extraordinary and inspirational award-winning artwork, created primarily in colored pencil, expresses poignant human expression. Her subjects reveal themselves with their vulnerabilities and their strengths. The artist’s innate skills are combined with superb detail and composition, masterful treatment of facial features and hands, a myriad of textures, and articulated light and shadow. Her style is reminiscent of the masterful illustrations and paintings of generations past. She demonstrates an uncanny ability to master her medium.
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