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.