Painting Picturesque Presby Workshop 2022


It is with great joy that I am announcing a new, eagerly-awaited painting workshop! This is a rare but treasured opportunity to join me at Essex County Presby Memorial iris Gardens for an exclusive experience during the 2022 iris bloom season.

This workshop will allow you access to paint en plein air throughout the sprawling and dazzling iris gardens (and if a hundred varieties of heirloom irises aren’t enough, the gardens boast stunning peonies and lilacs as well!) 

I welcome beginners to advanced painters. I will help you learn about impressionist painting techniques, as well as share my unique process! Bring your favorite medium (watercolors, acrylics, oils or even pastels and drawing media.) This workshop will help you loosen up your brushstrokes, add drama through color, simplify shapes and work expressively. Shake up your style and learn something new in this unique experience!. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

I look forward to seeing at the gardens!

  • WHO: Beginner – Advanced Artists ( over 18 years old)
  • WHEN: May 25, 2022, 9am12pm (Rain Date: TBD) 
  • WHERE: Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043 
  • COST: $125 Workshop size is limited and advanced payment required. Reserve your space ASAP. Checks payable to LISA PALOMBO STUDIOS. Registration For
  • Mail to: Lisa Palombo Studios, 55 Mountain Avenue , Caldwell, NJ 07006 

We have to be kind to the garden. Everything you bring with you must be taken out. Please remember to bring containers for solvents. Nothing can be left or disposed of in the garden. 

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Questions? Contact Lisa Palombo Studios at or call 973.979.1060

Lisa Palombo is a nationally acclaimed fine artist known for her expressive brushwork and bold use of color. Her work has been showcased in House & Garden, Art and Antiques MagazineSouthern LivingAmerican Art Review and many other print and web media outlets. Her paintings are also featured in the books: The Best of Oil Painting, Exploring ColorThe Best of American Oil Artists (Vol. II) and Lisa Palombo: American Impressionist. Paintings by Palombo can also be found in private and corporate collections throughout the US and abroad. Lisa’s originals and prints will be displayed in the Presby Bloom Room Gift Shop during bloom season and will be open during our workshop.

The Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens was established in 1927 to honor Frank H. Presby of Montclair, a leading horticulturist and a founder of the American Iris Society. The gardens offer a spectacular display of thousands of iris varieties to visitors from all over the world and is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Sites.