As a plein air watercolor painter Lisa Miceli endeavors to create a narrative in her paintings by incorporating an illustrative style, abstracted by brushwork, and skies that establish the emotional tone of the scene. Through this expression she hopes to inspire her viewers to feel the beauty of the landscape and changeable skies. Lisa is a member of the Noank 9 plein air painting group and paints plein air weekly throughout the year. Her teaching experience includes co-teaching Oil and Watercolor workshops at the Community Center at Fisher’s Island, New York, and co-teaching Oil and Water plein air workshops in different area locations with Howard Park. Recent shows include the New England Watercolor Society North American Open Juried Exhibition in Plymouth, MA, a solo watercolor Show at Studio 33 Gallery in New London, CT, and juried shows at Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme, CT and at the Mystic Museum of Art in Mystic, CT. Her painting “New London Harbor Light” was winner of the 2020 watercolor competition at the Mystic Seaport Museum inspired by J.M.W Turner. Her work can be viewed on her website at https://www.lmiceliart.com. Lisa began watercolor painting in classes at Granite Street Gallery in New London, with Howard Park at the Mystic Museum of Art, Bob Noreika at the Lyme Art Association, and learned to paint with the Japanese hake brush with the guidance of British watercolorist Ron Ranson. A significant influence on her painting was her grandmother Lucille Gauthier, who was an illustrator, watercolorist, and a WPA artist. Lisa grew up in Mystic and Groton, and returned to Connecticut after completing doctoral studies at Michigan State University in clinical psychology.