2017 Artist Lisa McShane

Lisa McShane paints the desert near Whitmore Point
Lisa McShane, paints a desert landscape during her 2017 residency.

NPS/ T. Miller

Lisa McShane captures the sweeping landscapes of the American west: wheat fields, eroded hills, cold lakes, and fast rivers. Her deeply layered luminous oil paintings convey a profound love of the wide-open land. The abstracted, graphic and light filled world she creates is exactly how she sees the world.

One of her paintings, The Sun Sets on the Slope of the Horse Heaven Hills, was on exhibit in the American Embassy in Yemen for several years. Mountains at Dusk is in the collection of the Washington State Governor’s Mansion in Olympia, Washington. In 2015 she was the Artist-in-Residence at Petrified Forest National Park.

Mrs. McShane's was an Artist-in-Residence here in Parashant in September 2017.

Last updated: March 27, 2024

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