Narrative portraiture in colored pencil. Artist and teacher, Lis Zadravec, a 22-year resident of Loudoun County, is a multi-award-winning, portrait artist and signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Many know her as the editor of the Loudoun Sketch Club’s newsletter. Born in Washington, DC and having studied at the Corcoran School of Art, she spent her children’s growing-up years teaching. Ms. Zadravec co-founded Crossroads School of the Arts in Herndon, VA, and has taught in many venues from Northern Virginia to upstate New York, to all ages, children through adult.
Lis expresses her goal as this: "We all have been given the directive to multiply our gifts. I can think of no better way than to share mine while watching more art be created than I'd ever be able to do myself." She has ambitions in both her artwork and writing projects. She says, "A well-trained artist is a person who can do anything."