Lisa Egeli

American Oil Painter of Nature's Beauty


48 x 72



What is a Painter's Painting ?

I believe a painter's painting is one that displays a more sophisticated touch than other work. It is painted with either more restraint, more expression, more daring (perhaps a challenging subject or composition) or even more subtlety than other paintings.  Likely the non-painting viewer might miss these other layers in the experience of looking at the piece.

Lisa Egeli

Oil 24 x 16

Over the Brook
Oil 10 x 8



8 x 16



Oil 42 x 72

Maryland artist Lisa Egeli is a plein air Impressionist painter. Her portraits and landscapes, in oil and pastel, have been featured in many exhibits and permanent collections since her professional career was launched in 1988, following graduation from the American Academy of Art in Chicago.

Her life as a painter began much earlier, growing up a third generation artist in a family of artists. She learned her earliest skills from her father, portrait and maritime painter Peter Egeli. Her early training led her to a series of commissioned portraits and then on to her formal art training in Chicago to continue developing her gift for representational art.

Lisa’s work has taken her all over the world in pursuit of diverse landscapes. In 1991 she set out on a nine month painting tour to Europe, Southeast Asia, China, and New Zealand. Upon her return the exhibition, “Views From Around the World,” opened exhibiting her documentary drawings and paintings. Her work has been recognized in a number of regional and national exhibitions, including Oil Painters of America, American Society of Marine Artists, Arts for the Parks, and Paint America. In 1998, Lisa traveled to Alaska to paint and sketch in preparation for the 1999 exhibit, “Nature’s Moods,” and in 2001 she had two painting trips to Italy. In 2003 the State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources selected her for their Artist’s Residencies on both Sapelo and Ossabaw Islands.

Lisa has been juried into the Paint Annapolis plein air event numerous times, winning a number of awards. She also painted in Telluride Plein Air in 2008, and Plein Air Easton in 2006 through 2010. In 2007 she exhibited paintings from travels in east Africa, the Everglades of Florida, and her home state of Maryland for a major solo show in Baltimore. She has exhibited in McBride Gallery's invitational Autumn Celebration of Art show and The Best of the Chesapeake, winning an award of merit in 2010.

Lisa is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists and a member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. Other memberships include Oil Painters of America and Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine featured Lisa as one of “Today’s Masters” in the September/October 2009 issue.

Lisa continues to paint portraits and landscapes working from her studio at home in southern Maryland most of the year and in south Florida (at Miami’s Art Center South Florida) in the winter. Her goal, whether portraying the wilds of Alaska, the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda, or the haunting marshes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is to capture a sense of place, and also capture that combination of awe and intimacy that is the essence of an encounter with nature.


Winner: Best of Chesapeake Show
Artists' Choice Award
and Second Place Award

Oil 30 x 40



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