Lisa Bane

Born in Erie, Pa

Lives & works in New Stanton, Pa


My goal with each portrait is to capture the essence and character of the subject in my paintings;  

to create a portrait painting that is both realistic and artistic.


Lisa grew up with art saturating her home as she gazed at her mother's prolific landscape paintings.  Her childhood art education was limited to the regular art classes in the school curriculum that were available in that time.  However, Lisa found that she could draw a good likeness early on.

Lisa's college path took her in the direction of becoming a registered nurse instead of pursuing her artistic talents.  However, shortly after she was working as a home health nurse, Lisa had to leave her career in nursing due to health issues.  She then went back to college for graphic design to develop her artistic talents.  After working freelance for a short while, Lisa decided to devote her time solely to raising her three young children.  

When Lisa's children were all in grade school, she found that she had the time to pursue her love for portraiture.  Lisa's training in graphic design provided a strong artistic base, which proved helpful in her study of portraiture. Lisa considers her education as being self-directed, as she has learned through various methods available, including books, DVD's, and workshops.  Lisa has trained with nationally known, accomplished portrait artists through intensive workshop experiences.  

Lisa'a work primarily focuses on portraits of people and animals.  The ability to capture a personality appeals to her desire to express human connection through her art.  Lisa feels that a person's or a pet's expression provides immeasurable meaning to a portrait, and strives to bring that out in her work.  It is her joy to create meaningful portraits to her clients who will cherish a work of art of their loved one or beloved pet.  

After starting commission work just a few years ago, Lisa has completed over 50 portrait paintings and drawings.  Her work can be found on display in private collections across the United States and Canada.  



Portraiture studies under:

Jeff Hein

Kerry Dunn

Ellen Cooper

1999 - 2001 Edinboro University, graphic design



2018 - 2nd Place, Greensburg Art Center Biennial Juried Show

2015 - 1st Place Oil, Monroeville Art Council.



2020 - Westmoreland Arts and Heritage National Juried Show

2019 - Latrobe Art Center Fred Rogers Annual Juried Show

2019 - Westmoreland Arts and Heritage National Juried Show

2019 - Hoyt Art Center Annual Regional Juried Show

2018 - SAMA Ligonier Regional Annual Juried Show

2018 - Greensburg Art Center, National Biennial Juried Show

2018 - Greensburg Art Center, Third Thursday Portrait Show

2015 - Monroeville Arts Council, Regional Juried Show


Modern Dog Magazine Fave Find, Dec. 2018 

Trib LIVE Out and About; Guest speaker at lunch a l'Art @ SAMA Ligonier



Lisa Bane's work is held by private collectors in the United States, Canada, and South America.


Oil Painters of America

Greensburg Art Center,

Portrait Society of America,

Pittsburgh Artist Registry.

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