Lisa Tellier demonstration on October 12

Following a short business meeting of the Newington Art League at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 12, Lisa Tellier will demonstrate her painting and collage techniques. The meeting will take place in the Arts and Crafts Room in the Newington Senior and Disabled Center at 120 Cedar St., Newington, CT. These meetings and demonstrations are free and open to the public.

Looking Toward Manana_Collage_12” x 12”_$450


Born in the paper mill town of Fitchburg, MassachusettsLisa knew from an early age that she wanted to be an artist.  Using a series of drawing instruction books she taught herself the basics of two dimensional work.  She was especially attracted to the fields, forests and lakes surrounding her home.  

Ms. Tellier began her formal training at the School of the Worcester Art Museum. These studies were transferred to the Paier School of Art when Lisa followed her high school sweetheart to Connecticut. At this point Ms Tellier began to build a home with her husband and while her studies continued they changed to accommodate her situation; workshops were taken and courses at the Old Lyme Academy of Fine Art began to dominate.  It was here that she met Charles Chu and Chien Fei Chang. They introduced her to Chinese Brush Painting.  The simple, elegant and intimate compositions of  birds, flowers and other animals resonated with Lisa. 

Next the artist’s path lead back to more formal academic studies.  Ms. Tellier returned to school as an adult receiving her associate degree from MCC, her bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford and a graduate degree from Wesleyan.  Lisa’s work has been in numerous shows in the New England area. She received a Best in Show award for her depiction of the flooded Connecticut River in springtime and won the Gantner Gallery Award at the Essex Art Association.  Lisa has worked with a group called Parallel Painters for the past 15 years and is a member of the Lyme Art Association and the East Haddam Art Association.

Lisa continues to take workshops and has begun to explore figure and portraiture. She currently lives in East Haddam, Ct with her high school sweetheart and their cats.  She is an avid gardener, bird watcher, hiker and kayaker.  Just as when she was a child, she finds inspiration in the woods and waterways that surround her home.  

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