Lisa Mitchell received her formal art education at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, concentrating her studies in Illustration and Graphic Design. She used to work as an illustrator creating storyboards and comprehensive illustrations for several leading advertising agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region. After that she began a twenty year career painting children’s portraits in her home based studio. Lisa expanded her focus to include landscapes, figures and still life subjects. She offers pastel instruction in her studio to a small group of artists. Lisa is a past President of the Maryland Pastel Society (2005 -2007) and currently serves on the board as the Web Site Administrator. She is a Signature Member of the Maryland Pastel Society, a Signature member of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters, a member of the Portrait Society of America. Her painting in this post Dominique What’s On Your Mind? was the finalist in The Bold Brush Painting Competition in January.