Featured Artist Lisa Regopoulos

Enjoy the stunning portfolio of artist Lisa Regopoulos who creates impressionistic plein air paintings in pastel. Find more of her work on her website.

 

pastel landscape by Lisa Regopoulos

“Feel the Sky” soft pastel, 16” x 16”

 

I’m a native Massachusetts artist and have always been involved in some type of creative endeavor since I was a small child.

 

pastel portrait of a posy by Lisa Regopoulos

“My Favorite Posy” soft pastel, 6” x 6”

 

Over the past twenty years, I have worked primarily in soft pastel. Six years ago, when my daughter left for college, I turned my love of pastels into a full-time, successful small business.

 

pastel painting of snow in October by Lisa Regopoulos

“October Snow” soft pastel, 16″ x 20″

 

My love of the outdoors has kept me on a persistent path of working en plein air, to which I attribute the development of my own loose impressionistic style.

 

pastel landscape by Lisa Regopoulos

“Poor Man’s Fertilizer” soft pastel, 8” x 6”

 

My plein air work is fresh and filled with intuitive color choices and mark making. I like to capture my first impression of a scene, and translate that into my pastel painting.

 

pastel portrait of a posy by Lisa Regopoulos

“Towards the Light” soft pastel, 6” x 6”

 

I studied at the Worcester Art Museum for over a decade while working full-time as a paralegal. I’ve also taken many pastel intensive workshops with nationally known artists throughout my art career, including a plein air intensive workshop in Tuscany, and have attended the IAPS convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as the Plein Air Convention on three different occasions.

 

pastel painting of a wave by Lisa Regopoulos

“Rising and Falling” soft pastel, 20″ x 16″

 

I am a workshop instructor and demonstrator all over the New England region, and am actively pursuing teaching workshops across the United States. In 2019, I taught a ten day plein air workshop in Umbria, Italy, at the La Romita School of Art.

 

pastel painting of a sand dune by Lisa Regopoulos

“Cascading Light” soft pastel, 19″ x 12″

 

Being an outdoor painter has taught me a lot about simplifying the scene and working fast to capture the oftentimes fleeting moments of light and shadow.

 

pastel painting of a pine tree by Lisa Regopoulos

“Scent-sational” soft pastel, 9″ x 12″

 

I am a shape driven artist, so I will look for three to five main shapes to begin my composition using the broad side of my pastel sticks in a painterly manner. I reserve the hard edges of the pastel stick for specific mark making.

 

pastel painting of the underside of a pier by Lisa Regopoulos

“Perfectly Imperfect” soft pastel, 12″ x 9″

 

Some of my favorite work has been accomplished outdoors in very windy weather conditions. For example, my piece “Perfectly Imperfect,” was completed in wind driven gusts of pelting sand under a pier in the Outer Banks, North Carolina.

 

Artist Lisa Regopoulos painting Salt Marsh Ponies, soft pastel

Artist Lisa Regopoulos painting Salt Marsh Ponies, soft pastel, 20×16

 

I will always remember this work, not only for giving me my fifth point to become a Master Circle Pastel artist with the IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies), but for having a plein air work juried into such a prestigious exhibition.

 

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth Shattuck says

    Loved getting to know your intention and feeling in your art. Wonderful paintings!

  2. Kevin McCarthy says

    Impressive and beautiful portfolio of your work. such soft beautiful colors.

  3. Lisa,
    You have very nice soft yet forceful style with your paintings. I like your “Perfectly Imperfect ” with the sand blowing under the pier. Nature is imperfect, but in a sense perfectly done. God created exactly the way it should be. Your “Soft Marsh Ponies” are nice too.

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