Lisa Wagner

I was life-long Rochester, NY native until recently. I began doing art since I was a child but didn't really become serious until after my last child was born in 1995. I took a class through the local Continuing Education program with my wonderful mentor, Judy Soprano. She was teaching watercolors and made me feel capable, even though my work was not good at all. She made me feel like I could master watercolors. It was where my passion for the medium began and continues today. She also encouraged me to teach and allowed me to take over for her when she no longer was able to be the instructor. I instantly fell in love with it! I now teach virtually and in-person (with Covid protocols in place) at local galleries and in my home studio. I have grown to enjoy it as much as creating. I have been in international and national shows, have my work displayed in corporate collections. I have also created the Courage, Creation and Connection Workshop to help students find their voice and their center in order to open them up to share their voices through creativity. I also have expanded my art practice to collage, acrylic and intuitive painting and take classes regularly to build on my knowledge. My current place of residency is in the beautiful 1000 Islands region in NNY. We live on an island and love that we get to look out at the St. Lawrence River everyday. It sparks my joy and creativity while bringing a sense of calm and peacefulness. Hope you come up to visit!

Watercolors Galore at the ANEAW Show-Amazing!

Happy August! What a wonderful start it’s been with watercolors (and my 30th wedding anniversary!). This past Friday was the opening for the ANEAW  (Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors) show in the quaint Adirondack town of Old Forge, NY.As I stood in that beautiful space at The View Art Center filled with glorious watercolors, my heart was overcome …

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Acrylic Painting

Happy June!

Happy June! Feeling summer in the air brings a welcome relief of upcoming days in the sun with friends and family, soaking in the lush colors, bustling sounds and warm air. It’s a time to recharge your soul and live brightly. To try dipping your toe into that mysterious water you might otherwise avoid. How …

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Happy Spring!

#Happy Spring! I thought that seen as nature decided to start blooming finally (sooo slow in WNY), that it was time for me to do the same. My first act of coming alive was to find out that my painting, Red Right Returning, was accepted into the Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolor show (ANEAW) …

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