Lisa Mitchell paints with oils and pastels. She occasionally uses gouache or acrylics to under-paint her pastel pieces. Lisa creates representational paintings, primarily Maryland landscapes, but she does travel to other scenic locations to explore different painting subjects. Her purpose in painting the landscape is to pay homage to the beautiful effect of light on the environment that is sometimes subtle and quiet and other times powerful and brilliant. She hopes those that view her work will slow down a bit and spend time imagining themselves in such a place or perhaps become reacquainted with a familiar setting.