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Lisa Cassel

Lisa Cassel Midwest Arts For Veterans and Caregivers Artist.

Lisa Cassel grew up in Hastings, Nebraska and has been drawn to all thing’s art and crafts for most of her life. She enjoys dabbling in a little bit of every kind of art, but her favorite mediums involve drawing–graphite, charcoal, pastel, colored pencil & pen and ink. She has pretty much been creating something since a young age–if she is not working on a project, she can usually be found doodling in a sketchbook. She loves to do portraits and has recently become interested in making still-life with a twist of trompe l’oeil, or trick of the eye. Her favorite artists are M.C. Escher, J.W. Waterhouse, J.D. Hillberry, Norman Rockwell, Degas, Van Gogh, and Renoir to name a few. As of late, Escher and Hillberry have had the greatest influence on Lisa. She enjoys the tricks they put into their work–their art makes you think, it’s more than just a pretty picture (though those are nice, too!). 

Lisa Cassel instructing a class.

The best thing about art is that you can’t really do it wrong,

Midwest Arts For Veterans and Caregivers Painting Classs with Lisa Cassel

She likes her art to reflect the same way. Lisa has been getting into oil painting more and more, because of the opportunity she had to go to the Bob Ross Workshop in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She became a certified Bob Ross Landscape Instructor (CRI). She learned to paint happy trees and clouds, and that truly anyone can paint if they want to and put the time in.

Other than her certification in landscape painting in oils through Bob Ross, INC, and acrylic painting certification through Grumbacher, she has very little formal art training. She loves to devour art books and art technique youtube videos. because it is so subjective. You need to keep experimenting until you come up with something you like. There are so many avenues to explore and possibilities to seek out–it’s an endless pursuit! Lisa loves to share her passion of art with anyone else who also shares it. She teaches private lessons throughout the year, and several classes at the homeschool co-op that her children attend during the school year, as well as other places. She also teaches for SCC and is active member the Lincoln Artists’ Guild, having been elected vice president of the organization since 2017.

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