• May 2021-Lisa painting, Bird Keeper was juried into the “She is Rising” gallery show at the Carriage Barn Arts Center.  For more information visit:  
  • May 2021 – Lisa has been working on her new bold color collection.  The painting above is titled “Born to Fly” and this image was taken while working on the painting in her studio in April 2021. Follow her social media platforms and her Etsy page for new works. 
  • March 5, 2021 Opening Night was First Friday in Norwich at Epicure Brewing and Lisa’s Mohegan Park oil painting sold.  Her show will be up until the end of April and the buyer was kind enough to offer to leave it hanging there until the end of the show so others can continue to view it. 
  • March & April – Lisa’s work will be on display at Epicure Brewing in Norwich, CT. She will be onsite for First Friday and her paintings will be 50% off for that event only. This will be a positive, happy and colorful collection of paintings.  There will be a total of about 12 paintings including figures, landscapes, seascapes, and more! I think we could all use some cheer in our lives right now and colorful art pairs well with great beer! Cheers!
  • Feb 2021 Click here to read Lisa’s article on LinkedIn about her recent painting of the portrait of Julie Manet.  You can find the painting here on the gallery page.
  • Jan 2021 Lisa continues to paint and draw and plans to offer some fun things for aspiring artists in the summer at her studio in Lyme.  Stay tuned for details!  Lisa also owns an HR consulting business and you can check that out here: 
  • 2021 – One of Lisa’s Girls from Behind collection is being exhibited in Six Summit Gallery in New York City! (Image above)
  • Dec 2020 Lisa has accepted a position as a Director on the Board of Directors for the Shoreline Arts Alliance.  Please visit their website to view the great work that they do!
  • Nov 2020 I had four paintings juried into the CT Plein Air Painters Society December art show.  Link to follow once it’s posted.
  • Lisa has accepted a position on the Board of Directors for the Shoreline Arts Alliance.  Please visit their website to view the great work that they do!
  • Oct 2020 I’m taking portrait/figure drawing & painting with Jack Montmeat at the Lyme Art Association. Very excited to begin this class!
  • Sept 2020 I’m collaborating with local photographers using their figure images vs the free online royalty free website I was using.  This allows for cross-marketing and supports the local artists.  Artists supporting Artists.  My first work in progress can be seen in my gallery link.
  • Sept 2020 – Three of my paintings will be at Six Summit Gallery, one in NYC and two in the Westbook location gallery.  Visit my “Exhibitions” link for more info.
  • I’m taking figure & landscape lessons with Hollis Dunlap August – Oct 2020
  • Purchased several art courses via the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts.
  • Aug 2020 -I have begun working on a new collection. I grew up in Norwich, CT and have recently begun plein air painting and am planning to paint a Norwich, CT Collection capturing my childhood in paintings.  I have two painted and plan to paint about ten more in the Norwich Area.  Link in Gallery section.
  • Dec 2020 – I will be exhibiting the collection sometime towards the end of this year so stay tuned for the show announcement.
  • Sept 2020 – I also have another fun opportunity to paint on commission and I will share more details once the first one is completed.
  • 2020 – Member of Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, Member of Lyme Art Association & Madison Art SocietMa

Meet The Artist

Artist Bio

L.M.Sanders began working in oils during the pandemic of2020.  She has been a professional artist for 20 years working mainly in acrylics.  She became known for a loose style working mainly in figures wearing dresses and almost always seen walking away from the viewer.   That style and composition resonated with collectors and during 2000 – 2007 she sold about 800 of them.  She has sold over 1,000 paintings to date.

She went back to school and received her master’s in organizational psychology in 2015 and from 2010- 2020 she worked as an Human Resources Professional serving several companies.  In 2012 she did start to exhibit her work again and you could find her work in local restaurants and shops. 

However, it was not until the pandemic hit in 2020 that she decided to make a change and return to her love of art.  She chose to pursue formal training again.  She had formal training in high school. She went through the Norwich Free Academy art program and majored in art. So, she returned to her roots if you will, in 2020.