Lisa has over 25 years of experience in the art field.  She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Bryant College in 1983, but soon realized that art was her passion. She began painting with acrylics and eventually started to experiment with oils. Lisa determined that oils were her medium of choice.  She loved the richness and beauty it achieves.


Smith has traveled all over the country to study with master artists and has attended numerous portrait seminars in Nevada, Tennessee, Ohio, Colorado, and New York.


Lisa has won many awards in numerous art shows. In 2012, she won a first place award for her color pencil painting as well as People's Choice Award for her Red Beauty oil painting at the Holyoke Arts Center.


What students are saying

"Lisa's relaxed and patient teaching style guarantees an open sharing of creative expression. Her attention to detail and step-by-step instruction insures a student's success. With warmth and gentle prodding, she challenges us to stretch our abilities with confidence. Her seminar encouraged me to continue with additional lessons in graphite portrait paintings."

- Nancy Nealon


"Lisa is highly professional and talented art instructor. She is inspiring and supportive, providing learning opportunities through classes and workshops. She takes the time to give individual attention and instruction so that students of all levels can create the best work possible."

- Anne Barberi