The mission of the Etsy Fine Art Gallery is to highlight the fine art on Etsy, as distinct from fine craft. Not that we have a bias against fine craft, mind you. That will be for another blog. Here you will find only original fine art. Watch for new openings and special exhibits curated by Etsy fine artists. And thank you for looking. Our exhibits change every Sunday so check back often!

Lisa Ransom Smith - Poetry in Pastel

Lisa Ransom Smith studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design in
Columbus, OH. After working to earn a living, she realized that she
was missing something. So she took a pastel class. "I have been
hooked ever since."

In 2000, Lisa took what few pastels she had and approached a local
gallery for representation. "Getting in was great, but was this the
direction that I was supposed to be moving in?" Each year sales
improved. She became the top selling 2-dimensional artist in the

But the greatest confirmation for Lisa was when Executive Director
Charles Shepard III personally asked her to display her work in "The
Holy Calm of Nature" landscape exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art
in April - May 2005. And in April of 2005, she was accepted by the
Pastel Society of America as a Signature Member.


Felicia Kramer said...

These are just delicious! Great work.

Adorn Me jewelry said...

Beautiful, Impressionist style. Lovely colors expertly handled. I can see why Ms. Smith has received the accolades she has. lovely!

Mark said...

everything is perfect!!!!!!!

WonderfulWire said...

So beautiful!! I love the explosive color and freedom that exudes from all your pieces!

Gloria said...

Beautiful, Wonderful use of color, I’m so inspired. In Chain of Lakes and Shoaff Park you captured the mood that I so want to convey when I paint.