Contemporary American Impressionist Lisa Palombo began her formal art education at the age of nine while spending summers at the acclaimed Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She later graduated from RISD with honors. She also completed graduate studies in Fine Art at the European Honors Program in Rome, Italy.
Palombo produces magical florals, waterscapes, still lifes and equine art in a unique style that is unmistakable in her expressive brushwork and fearless use of color. She is considered a master of color and the natural form. Palombo not only paints, but also regularly blogs and speaks at public venues. Her work has been featured on more than 40 book covers, including several New York Times bestsellers as well as showcased in Art & Antiques Magazine, Southern Living, The Artist’s Magazine, American Art Review and a Columbia Pictures movie, The Bounty Hunter.
Palombo is listed in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Marquis Who’s Who in American Art. Her paintings are featured in the books The Best of Oil Painting, Exploring Color, The Best of American Oil Artists (Vol. II) and Lisa Palombo: American Impressionist. Her work can also be found in select galleries, her own studio gallery and in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S.
While growing up in a rural New England community, I’ve always felt connected to the natural world. The land, sea, trees, flowers and sky seem to speak to me. Fortunately, my inspiration is endless. Between traveling to scenic places or simply overlooking my studio garden, combined with the various times of day and changing seasons, there is no shortage of beautiful images for me to record. I enjoy painting everything from majestic landscapes and serene seascapes to lush gardens and colorful, floral still lifes.
As for painting and the process, it is both a challenge and a reward for me. I enjoy letting my hand interpret what my eye is seeing that day. In a way, my paintings are a visual diary of my life’s journey and experiences. I work primarily in oil on primed, stretched canvas. I begin blocking in large areas with luminous color. I then go through a random series of scrubbing, layering, blending and layering again. I feel it’s important to have a part of each painting “sing” more loudly than the rest – whether it’s the sky, ethereal and mystical, or a leafless sprig poking around a glorious oak. By recording these special elements and moments on canvas, I hope to bring the majesty and spirit of nature indoors.
Elected member of the Audubon Artists, Inc.
Painting, “White Peonies” was featured in Columbia Pictures Film, The Bounty Hunter, Starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler directed by Andy Tennant.
Featured in the Kennedy Publishing book, Best of American Oil Artists (Volume II).
Featured on WMBC-TV’s Hometown, An interview with artist Lisa Palombo. WMBC-TV reaches over 5 million households in the tri-state area, April 2008.
Featured artist in the North Light Publishing book, Exploring Color.
Featured artist in the Rockport Publishing book, The Best of Oil Painting.
A solo exhibition at the Schacknow Museum of Fine Arts, 7080 NW 4th Street, Plantation, FL.
Selected to participate at The American Artist’s Professional League’s Seventy Fifth Grand National Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, NYC.
Selected to participate in the annual exhibition at Pen and Brush Galleries NYC.
Selected from 13,000 participants to be featured in Artist’s Magazine’s 25th annual limited-edition wall calendar.
First Place award for The National Cover Competition, Emmanuel Publishing
NJAAPL Award of Merit, Guild Of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ
Selected to participate at The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s “100th Annual Juried Exhibition” held at the National Arts Club in NYC
Selected to participate at the annual Oil Painters of America Regional Exhibition, Richmond, VA
Selected to participate at the annual Hudson Valley Art Association Exhibiton, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
“Artist Showcase Award Winner” for the Fifth Annual Manhattan Art International Competition
Listed in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Archives, Washington, DC
Marquis Who’s Who in American Art, 2003 through 2008
Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2001 through 2008
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1987
European Honors Program/Fine Art, Rome, Italy, 1986
SELECT PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Hilton Garden Inn, Washington, DC
Toys R Us, Inc, Private Collector, Wayne, NJ
McGraw Hill Company, New York, NY
Atlanticare Medical Center, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Ballantine Publishing, New York, NY
Kent County Hospital, Warwick, RI
Joe Unanue (Goya Foods, Inc.), Secaucus, NJ
Bob Guccione Jr., (Spin Magazine), New York, NY
St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY
Centura Bank, Rocky Mont, NC
Harlequin Enterprises Inc., Toronto, Canada
Tony Goldwyn, actor, New Canaan, CT
Governor James E. McGreevey, NJ
Additional numerous private clients worldwide
SELECT GALLERIES & REPRESENTATION
Spa Fine Art, Saratoga, NY
Ethos Contemporary Art, Newport Beach, CA
Ocean Galleries, Avalon & Stone Harbor, NJ
Deljous Art Group, Atlanta, GA
Carey Ellis Fine Art, Washington, DC
Art Source Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Kinzelman Art, Houston, TX
EXHIBITIONS (* solo exhibitions)
Spa Fine Art Gallery, Saratoga, NY, 2015
Architectural Digest Home Design Show NYC, New York, NY, 2014
Spectrum NYC, New York, NY, 2013
Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, “In the Garden”, Upper Montclair, NJ, 2013*
ArtExpo NYC, New York, NY, 2013*
Annual Juried Audubon Artists, Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Women in the Arts, Ocean Galleries, Avalon, NJ, 2011
Impressions of the Garden, Reeves Reed Arboretum, Summit, NJ, 2011*
Smell The Roses, Right Angle Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, 2011*
Art in Bloom, Clifton Art Center, Clifton, NJ, 2010
Gallery 1000, Carmel, CA, 2007 -2014
Gallery 1000, Palm Desert, CA, 2007, 2008
WallFlowers Gallery, Bernardsville, NJ, 2007*
Schacknow Museum of Fine Arts, Plantation, FL, 2006*
Essex Fine Arts Gallery, Montclair, NJ, 2006
Right Angle Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, 2005*
Best of America! 2004, The National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society, Bolivar, MO, 2004
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 93rd Annual Exhibition, Mystic Art Association Gallery, Mystic, CT, 2004
The NJ-AAPL Open Spring Exhibition, The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ, 2004
The National NJ-AAAPL Open Exhibition of Representational Art, Paper Mill Playhouse Gallery, Millburn, NJ 2004
The Ridgewood Art Institute 24th Open Exhibition, Ridgewood, NJ, 2004
A Passion For Flowers, Drue Cryst Gallery, Sparta, NJ, 2004
Jersey Girls, J. Cacciola Gallery, Bernardsville, NJ, 2004
New Jersey American Artists Professional League, Roseland, NJ, 2004
The American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 2003
Pen and Brush Galleries, New York, NY, 2003
Gallery 50, Inc., Bridgeton, NJ, 2003*
Sabine Rose Gallery, Doylestown, PA, 2003
Lousia Melrose Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ, 2003
The Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport, ME, 2003
Saturday Cove Gallery, Morthport, ME, 2003
Art Source Gallery, Raleigh, NC, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999
Johnson and Johnson Corporate Art, New Brunswick, NJ, 2002
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, New York, NY, 2002
Oil Painters of America Regional Exhibition, Richmond, VA, 2002
The Spring Lake Gallery, Spring Lake, NJ, 2002*
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT, 2002
The Galleries at Interchurch Center, New York, NY, 2002
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT, 2002*
Jurlique, Edison, NJ, 2001*
Essex Fine Art Gallery, Montclair, NJ, 2001*
Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT, 2001
National Council of Jewish Women Focus on Art, Montclair, NJ, 2001
“Impressionism: 19th & 20th Century”, Objects and Images Fine Art, Bronxville, NY, 2000
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT, 2000
The Sussex County Arts Council Exhibition, Sparta, NJ, 1999
Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY, 1999
Get Real Art, New York, NY, 1999
Arts on Sixth, Hoboken, NJ, 1998*
Cheltenham Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1998
Cantor Film Center, New York, NY, 1998
RISD Traveling Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1998
100th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, New York, NY, 1996
The World’s Women Online Traveling Exhibition, Arizona State Univ.,
Tempe, AZ; Beijing, China; Sydney, Australia; Washington, DC, 1995
Just Looking Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA, 1995
Barnes & Noble Featured Artist at the Nancy Sinatra book signing, Hoboken, NJ, 1995*
Hard Copy, WCBS, Featured Artist covering the Nancy Sinatra book signing, New York, NY, 1995*
Right Angle Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, 1995
“Hudson Street” starring Tony Danza, featured artist, Hollywood, CA, 1995
Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1994
DDC Fine Arts Gallery, Montclair, NJ, 1994
Cathedral Arts Exhibition, Jersey City, NJ, 1994
Caffe Della Pace, New York, NY, 1994
DDC Fine Arts Gallery, Montclair, NJ, 1993*
Oglivy and Mather Advertising, Inc., New York, NY, 1993
The Muse, New York, NY, 1991
Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI, 1987
Gallery One, Providence, RI, 1986
Plazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy, 1986