Pastel Paintings on Display at Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center
During March and April, pastel paintings by Lisa Carpenter Landis will be on display at the
Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center. Shows featuring local art and photography are
sponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh. The Interpretive Center, located at 569 South G
Street in Arcata, is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks
currently are required inside the building. For more information, call (707) 826-2359.
A California native, I moved to Humboldt County in 1973. I studied art and art history at
Humboldt State University. Before discovering the wonder of pastels, I worked as a
successful clothing designer, batik creator, and glass artist for more than 25 years.
I grew up in a family of artists, so I have always been conscious of design. The need to
express myself creatively has manifested itself in many forms all my life, but until I picked
up a pastel stick in 2002, I realized that of all the things I’ve done, the process of painting
with pastels is the most gratifying.
Painting the Arcata Marsh has consistently been an inspiration these last few years. I find
that the expansive views are always changing, no matter the time of day or year. Every time
I visit the Arcata Marsh, I’m struck by its breathtaking beauty.
Besides the years of study at HSU, I’m primarily self-taught. I have also studied with
professional artists Kim Lordier, Glenna Hartman, Bert Collins, and Raymond Carpenter, as
well as spent 4 weeks in the Corbieres region of Southern France as "artist in residence"
with Zaira Vietes.
I can be contacted at [email protected] or 707-499-0953. My website is