Lisa Faulkner Wright was born in Truckee, CA and spent her ﬁrst 12 years at Lake Tahoe. The next 12 years she lived in the Sacramento area. Lisa received her BA degree from California State University-Sacramento, then her passion for ceramic sculpture and
printmaking took her to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned her
She began her teaching career at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village,
Nevada and the University of Nevada, Reno. During these years Lisa maintained
a successful studio and gallery displaying ceramic sculpture, handbuilt porcelain pottery and watercolors.
Lisa and her husband, Bill Wright, explore the colorful canyons and vast ﬂora and fauna of the Red Rock canyons as well as the alpine vistas of the Sierras.
Together Lisa and Bill live in Las Vegas, and have 3 grown children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Lisa is a member of Watercolor West, the NV Watercolor Society, the CA Watercolor Association, and the National Watercolor Society.
We recently returned from a ten day trip to California where we visited good friends, in-laws and several of the state and national parks. This watercolor sketch was painted just south of Point Lobos. Wildflowers were abundant and growing right down to the edges of the coastal cliffs. It was cold though and even with a coat on I didn't stay more than 20 minutes. It's nice to be painting in the comfort of my studio again.