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ABOUT

Lisa Bisbee paints almost daily, using oils on canvas. Her subject matter is focused into three courses: representational, abstract and figurative. She has sold hundreds of original pieces to private collectors.

Using reference photos during her travels, she creates representational art illustrating her memory in the majority of her artwork. Using bold strokes and texture, the depiction is a gestural expression. Lisa explains, “The end result is a representational painting, and the best part is within it, I can remember the details of my environment when I took the photo.” For example, a coffee cup will trigger her memory of the long walk to the cafe, how hot the morning was, who she was with, the accent of the waiter, the conversation over the table and more.


In her “Jazz” series, the non-objective abstracts are diverse in method. Geometric forms, highly-blended contrasting colors, thick impasto texture and thin glazes all play a part in Lisa’s creations. In the “Cave Stories” body of work, Lisa’s figurative work is both abstract and representational sometimes depicting scenes of people gathering, dancing or storytelling.

Her successful career as an artist began with earning a BFA at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where she learned the principles and elements of design. Secondly, the work ethic valued in her upbringing helped to define the discipline to paint practically every day. And finally, family and friends support her creative endeavors which in turn encourages more steps towards success.

 "I support all creative folk... inventors, collaborators, artisans, and performers. It's up to us to create a positive community with our neighbors. It's our responsibility to  share our skills and talents for the greater good. I am proud of everyone who has the courage to create in spite of doubts or fears. With determination and diligence, the arts is not an easy path as it is full of obstacles, judges and naysayers. With support of our creative communities, we gain the confidence to move around obstacles and build an innovative and prosperous collective of artists and patrons. Let us structure the creative economy now to inspire the next generation. Join me please in our creative endeavor." — Lisa Bisbee, oil painting artist & author

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Carly Swain interviewed Lisa Bisbee on WITN TV about the art scene in New Bern, NC.

Governor McCrory visits Lisa Bisbee's Gallery

Governor McCrory visits Lisa Bisbee's Gallery at the historic Isaac Taylor House in New Bern in 2015

Leadership in New Bern, NC

The publication, "My New Bern" recognized Lisa Bisbee for her efforts to promote the arts in New Bern, NC.

The Sun Journal Newspaper helped grow the New Bern Art Scene

Artist Lisa Bisbee was featured several times in the Sun Journal Newspaper from 2011 to 2020.

“A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina”  by artist/author Lisa Bisbee

“A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina” by artist/author Lisa Bisbee

New Bern Good News Morning Show with artist Lisa Bisbee

New Bern Good News Morning Show with artist Lisa Bisbee and Meg Wethington

Folks Journal article about artist Lisa Bisbee

Folks Journal article about artist Lisa Bisbee

The Morning Impact with Brad Poirier from Bear City Impact

Lisa Bisbee shares painting tips on The Morning Impact with Brad Poirier from Bear City Impact

Lisa Bisbee participated on New Bern Podcasts, more than 100 episodes

Lisa Bisbee participated on New Bern Podcasts, more than 100 episodes

Isaac Taylor House still relevant after 253 years, interview with Lisa Bisbee

Isaac Taylor House still relevant after 253 years, interview with Lisa Bisbee

Artist Lisa Bisbee artwork on PBS

Artist Lisa Bisbee artwork on PBS Quick Getaways: New Bern

North Carolina Weekend PBS with artist Lisa Bisbee

North Carolina Weekend PBS with artist Lisa Bisbee

WNCT courtney allen interviews artist Lisa Bisbee

WNCT courtney allen interviews artist Lisa Bisbee

Available at ECU library, Lisa Bisbee's book, "A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina"

Available at ECU library, Lisa Bisbee's book, "A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina"

Lisa Bisbee's Greater Good Gallery featured in Sun Journal newspaper

Lisa Bisbee's Greater Good Gallery featured in Sun Journal newspaper

Lisa Bisbee participated in Craven Arts Council's events and banner projects from 2011-2020

Lisa Bisbee participated in Craven Arts Council's events and banner projects from 2011-2020

Lisa Bisbee supports Mitch Lewis and Jim Bisbee on Arts to End Genocide

Lisa Bisbee supports Mitch Lewis and Jim Bisbee on Arts to End Genocide

Carolina Arts News published several articles about Lisa Bisbee's gallery & events

Carolina Arts News published several articles about Lisa Bisbee's gallery & events

WNCT interviews artist Lisa Bisbee

WNCT interviews artist Lisa Bisbee

Lisa Bisbee is driven to present art and history in New Bern

"Lentz is a “Wow” kind of person. Her enthusiasm pops out when you talk with her and even a person who wouldn’t ordinarily give history — or art, for that matter — a second glance would find himself drawn in after a few minutes with her." — Bill Hand, Sun Journal

Link to purchase "A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina" by artist/author Lisa Bisbee

Link to purchase "A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina" by artist/author Lisa Bisbee

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UNC University Libraries catalog link to "A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina" by Lisa Bisbee, artist/author

Barnes and Noble link to purchase, "A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina" by artist/

Barnes and Noble link to purchase, "A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina" by artist/author Lisa Bisbee

North Carolina Literacy Map lists Lisa Bisbee's book, "A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North C

North Carolina Literacy Map lists Lisa Bisbee's book, "A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina"