Lisa Ober, PSA, IAPS/MC, is an American portrait and still life painter and a workshop teacher, based in St. Louis, MO. When not in her studio painting or busy at the gallery she travels as a workshop instructor, sharing the skills that have made her a sought after artist. Ober considers it her mission to provide aspiring artists with confidence and to generate enthusiasm for painting in all its forms.

Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The Pastel Journal, Southwest Art, and American Art Collector. She has enjoyed awards in competitions such as Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100, Bold Brush, and IAPS PastelWorld. Collectors have recognized Ober’s work for its clever content, exquisite realism, and detail.


TWO BEETS OR NOT TWO BEETSOber is a signature member of Pastel Society of America, a Master Circle member of IAPS, and is actively involved in the arts in the Midwest. She is a board member of Heartland Art Club, Hope Creates, and The Academy of Nature and Wildlife Arts. Ober loves art and artists!

We are always glad to welcome new members. When you register, please choose a user name that bears at least a slight resemblance  to a ‚real‘ name, not Xy0qw or 12fg9. It‘s a user name, not a password! 

Thank you

Dorothea Schulz

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Our Summer Get Dusty competition is open. Every member may upload up to three entries of their choice. There is no competition theme, choose whatever you fancy! The deadline is August, 25. Enjoy your summer and happy painting!



Cuong Nguyen, our judge for the June Get Dusty Competition has choosen:

The winner isTai Meng Lim with "Modern Reflection" Congratulations! Tai Meng wins a set of 10 PanPastel colors and a set of Sofft tools from our sponsor PanPastel.

Cuong wrote:"For me, this is not a formal portrait, but it´s a portrait of a person who was captured in her quiet moment. I like the composition, the concept, and the artist´s skill is excellent!"

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In second place is Dorothea Schulz PGE with „The Boat Womanin third place is Dolores Saul PGE with "Louisa Sophie".

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In the first 6 months of this year we got a lot of new members.

Welcome to the PGE:

Maryline Dussud, Kim Morgan, Isabelle Renoncet, Fiona Carvell (Journeyer), Elcin Özcan (Journeyer), John Taylor, Raissa Schillimat, Anya Magomedova, James Dean, Polina Levin, Natalia van der Smissen, Sasha Pimanova, Joe Butler, Laura Meyer,Anna Wacker and Beate Kuczera (Journeyer).