Lis Zadravec
Resume & Artwork
Honorgirl, graphite, chalk  & gouache
9 x 12" private collection
Arabesque, colored pencil & gouache,
18 x 22"
Fall Color, watercolor, 10 X 10"
This Kind of Lily,
colored pencil &
gouache on paper,
20 X 21"  
Lis Zadravec
Portrait of an Artist

There is an alive-ness to Lis' work which makes
her subjects seem to want to step right out of
their frames! While her first expertise is in using
oils, she has perfected a technique using colored
pencils that amazes even the manufacturers. Lis
is actually using the Maroger oil painting
technique she was trained in, but rendering the
work in colored pencils and other media. As
both media are wax based, the result has the
same translucent, realistic effect as the
traditional portraits she loves. But as always, she
is innovative in her approach to materials and
even surfaces. Born in Washington DC, Lis she
was studying in the adult program at the
Corcoran School of Art. On the collegiate level,
she studied again at the Corcoran as well as at
American University, Montgomery College and
with artists of the DC Color School. Respected
for her teaching as well as her artwork, Ms.
Rodriguez co-founded Crossroads School of the
Arts in Northern Virginia, and has taught in
venues in Northern Virginia to children through
the adult level in venues from elementary
school level through college. Her personal goal
is, she says, "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." Lis has raised two children, built her
teaching business & a school. She has ambitions
in both her artwork and writing projects.
WaterBallet, colored pencil & gouache,
19 x 23" private collection
The Other Sister,
colored pencil & gouache,
13" x 13" private collection
PORTRAITS & GIRL HEROES Click on images to enlarge. Hit Arrow Back to Page.
Fathers and Sons, colored pencil &
gouache, 18 x 19" private collection
Pulse, colored
pencil & Gouache
Circus Paris, watercolor, 9"x 12"
SOLD, prints available
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Forfarshire, colored pencil, 11 x 14",
for Colored Pencil Magazine March
Challenge Contest "So great and to
add hands is quite a challenge yet
you pulled it off!
Love it, Hang it!"    -CP Magazine
the Juliette, colored pencil,
15 x 18",
SOLD - prints available
colored pencil, 11" x 14"
Freddie & Ginger,
colored pencil, 14" x 18"
private collection
Milo, colored pencil on claybord, 5 x 5"
SOLD, prints available, included in the
Book Draw Dogs & Cats in Colored
pencil 2015
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Our Walk, oil on canvas,
36 x 48"
private collection
Frenzy, oil on
canvas, 60 x 48"
private collection
Make Believe, oil on canvas. 18 x 24"
My Baby Eye,
colored pencil &
18 x 24"  $225
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Join my Blog, Girl
Heroes & Animal
Breaking Bread, colored
pencil, 11.5 x 15", mixed
media on canvas $375
When Homework's Done,
colored pencil, 11 x 14"
SOLD, prints available
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progress video of  the Juliette
Percipience, 20x17.5", colored pencil & ink
Juried into CPSA's Colored Pencil Explore 12,
2016 and also the 2015 Hill Center Regional
art show by juror and Senior Curator for the
National Gallery of Art Honorable Mention in
Portraiture at the 41st Annual Womens Club
of Chevy Chase Show 2016
Gypsy Joy,
colored pencil, gouache
& ink $500
Into the Wild,
colored pencil, 12" x 9"
PRICES: Art & commissioned work is $4 per square inch,
unless otherwise as listed on
Gallery Shop Page
Signed & Matted Prints are $35 for  for
8x10" and $65 for 11x14" Art Cards are $3.50
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In Girlhood's Brief Respite, colored pencil, ink &
gouache, 14 x 18", juried into MFA's Stormy Weather
Show 2016 View in online art exhibit at
published in 15th Annuversary special edition book,
Sold Out at
(click on image to enlarge)   original available
Lovies at the Gate, colored pencil, ink &
gouache, 18 x25
published in a full-length issue
of Colored Pencil magazine with a full-length
step-by-step article by Lis Zadravec
Digital and Print copies available at
Welcome Home, oil on canvas,
24x36" private collection
Stefanie, colored pencil,
20x26" private collection
Three Beauties, colored pencil &
acrylic on matboard,
22x28" private collection
Danell's Mom, colored pencil
11x14" private collection
Precious granddaughter, colored
pencil,8x10" private collection
Angela & the boys, colored
pencil,16x20" private collection
Sarah & the boys, colored pencil &
gouache,22x30" private collection
Chinagirl, colored pencil &
gouache,19x28" private collection
Wedding Day, colored pencil, 20x30"
private collection
For Dad, colored pencil, 18x24"
private collection
Snow Magic, colored pencil on paper, 10 x 16", juried into Line by
Line work by selected CPSA members 2015 at the Strathmore,
Rockville, MD &
awarded Honorable Mention by Colored Pencil
in their monthly competition. View in online art exhibit
(click on image to enlarge)   SOLD - prints available
Tammy-Princess-Moviestar, colored
pencil, 15 x 15", awarded
Best in
Show at the Purcellville 2nd Annual
Juried Art Show May 2015 & juried
into the Carnaval Celebration of the
African Diaspora celebrating Black
History Month 2016
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From limited rights to a fully commissioned unique
cover design, This is a thing we can do. Let's talk.
Vigil, mixed media painting, 11" x 14"
private collection,
, prints available
Fascinations, colored pencil, ink &
gouache, 19 x 24",
1st place in portraiture category at the
Kensington Labor Day Show &
2nd Place in Drawing category at the
Waterford Red Barn Exhibit 2014
Juried into CPSA's Explore This 11
exhibit 2015,
online at
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prints & cards available
Antique Row Show, colored pencil,
ink & gouache, 22x30",
1st place in Mixed Media at the 41st
Annual Women's Club of Chevy
Chase Show 2016
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original available
From My Lips to God's Heart, colored
pencil, 11 x 12", created for a step-by-step
project in the book, Draw Portraits in
Colored Pencil. Contact me to order.
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SOLD - prints available
Golden Years, colored pencil,
(click on image to
enlarge)  original available
Peacock & Daisy, a.k.a. #26,
colored pencil & ink,
SOLD, prints available
Poppy Dreams, watercolor,
11 x 15",
SOLD - prints available
Bernie's Daughter,
colored pencil
11x14" private
The Persistence of Persimmons,
watercolortel, 15 x 11" $375,
Honorable Mention Essence of Rural
Loudoun at the Franklin Park Arts Center's
Plein Air Pastoral, Nov-Dec 2015
1980-83, The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, Fine Arts
1979-80, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, Fine Arts
1977-78, American University, Washington,DC, Fine Arts
1970-71, The Corcoran College of Art & Design, Wash, DC, open program
1995-present, Independent classes, camps and workshops for children teens &
adults from studio & other local venues, including Michaels Stores, Stifel & Capra.
2015-present Editor, Loudoun sketch Club newsletter and author of articles in
publications such as Professional Artist magazine.
2014 Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, Summer Art Camps
2009-2013, Art Instructor for Loudoun County PRCS at Claude Moore Rec
Center, classes and summer camps & Loudoun County Library teen programs
2006-07, Program & Art Director, Camp Jeanne d'Arc, Merrill, NY
2006-2008, LSAC & PRCS adult art workshop instructor, Leesburg, VA
2005, Shenandoah University, Continuing Education art instructor, Leesburg, VA
1996-present, HEARTS co-op for grades 7-12.
1997-2004, Grace Covenant Church, camp & co-op programs.
1996-2006, Crossroads School of the Arts, a Christian School of the Arts;
co-founder, art instructor,   director of summer camps.
1998-2002. art teacher for the Ambleside School, a Charlotte Mason method
school for  grades K-8.
2017 Australian Society of Coloured Pencil Artists, Featured Artist
2017 Artfixed 45 Traditional Artists to Watch
2017juried into  The Hill Center's Regional Juried Exhibit
2017 1st Place in Manhattan International's HERStory Exhibit
2017 Honorable Mention in Portraiture at the 42nd Annual WCCC show
2017 Juried into Colored Pencil Society of America's Explore This 13 Show, 3rd
time earning CPX Signature status with CPSA
2017 Juried into Strathmore Mansion's 26th annual show "La Vie en Bleu"
2016 Juried into Figuratively Speaking at Gallery Underground in Crystal City
2016 Finalist in the 8th annual Artspace Herndon Portraiture Competition
2016 3rd place in Portraiture at the Kensington Labor Day Art Show
2016 Featured Artist Montgomery Art Association
2016 Featured Artist for Strathmore UK's The Line, first issue
2016 Article on competitions published in Professional Artist magazine Jun issue
2016 Featured Artist, Loudoun Sketch Club
2016 1st place in media at the Artful Living Show, Fairfax Art Festival
2016 Artist chosen for the Mayor of Herndon's Volunteer Appreciation Night
2016 1st Place in Mixed Media & honorable mention in Portraiture at the 41st
Annual Women's Club of Chevy Chase Show
2016 juried into MD Federation of Art Stormy Weather Show
2016 published as a featured artist in the book Draw Portraits in Colored Pencil
2016 Featured Artist for Artsy Shark
2016 juried into Colored Pencil Society of America's Explore This 12 Show
2016 chosen for the CPSA selected members exhibit Line by Line at the
Strathmore work was used on posters, website and invitation & Sold!
2015 Honorable Mention Yellow Barn Members Show, Glen Echo, MD
2015 Honorable Mention Franklin Park Plein Air Pastoral Show
2015 Kamen Grand Prize at the Wheaton Arts Festival
2015 1st Place CPSA DC Metro Chapter 109 Members Show
2015 2nd Place/Mixed Media & Honorable Mention/drawing at the 72nd annual
Waterford Show
2015 Public Vote Award from Strathmore Artist Papers UK water-themed
2015 Honorable Mention/portraiture at the MAA Labor Day Show
2015 Best in Show Franklin Park Arts Center's Gifts from the Sea exhibit
2015 Best in Show Purcellville 2nd Annual Juried Art Show
2015 Juried into the Hill Ctr 2015 Regional Art Exhibition by Senior Curator for
the National Gallery of Art
2015 Colored Pencil Magazine February Challenge Contest, Honorable Mention
2015 Black & White Show, Franklin Park Arts Center, Friends of Franklin Park
Choice Award
2015 Step-by-Step article in Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Magazine
2015 juried into Colored Pencil Society of America's Explore This 11 Show
2014 Ann Kullberg's Eye Theme show
2014 71st annual Waterford Red Barn Exhibit, second place, drawing
2014 Art@the Pink Box, Middleburg, August & October
2014 Ann Kullberg's Members show, mentioned by Ann in July magazine
2014 MAA Gallery & Kensington Labor Day Show, first place, portraiture
2014 March CPAL first place Bruynzeel Award, advanced category
2014 Cascades Library, one-person exhibit, Girl Heroes & Animal Stories
2014 Gallery One, Along Loudoun Waterways Exhibit
2014 Franklin Park Arts Center, Puzzle Pieces Show
2013 Franklin Park Arts Center, Secrets Show
2012  Finalist, cover art contest, Thalo professional arts magazine
2010-present, Community volunteer positions; Girl Scout Troop Leader, Library
Board Secretary, Chair, Silent Auction Director, Co-editor LSC Newsletter
2008-09, Judge for LCPS All County Art Show, Dulles Town Center
2004 & 08, Loudoun Fellowship of Christian Artists, featured artist, Loudoun Co.,
2006, Loudoun Sketch Club 60th Anniversary Show, Round Hill Arts Center, VA
2005, Vienna Arts Society Treasury of Art juried show, award recipient
2004, Artscapes, featured artist interview, Loudoun Channel 3
1999 - 2005, Glen Echo Labor Day Art Shows, Glen Echo Park, MD
2005, Shenandoah University, Leesburg, VA,
2004, Trinity Arts Academy Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1st artist chosen for solo
2001, Eastern Loudoun Library, one-person exhibit of new & collected works.
2000-04, Judge for PTA National Reflections Arts Competition, Herndon &
Potowmack E.S.'s
1991-95, Fifth Column lower level gallery, one-person exhibit of works.
1989, Perry's, Washington, DC, one-person exhibit of new works.
The Conversion, 100% colored pencil, 19 x 25"
Awarded Best in Show at the Franklin Park Arts Center's Gifts from
the Sea Exhibit 2015, Public Vote Award from Strathmore Artist
Papers UK water-themed competition 2015 , honorable
mention/portraiture at the MAA 2015 Labor Day Show, honorable
mention at the 2015 Yellow Barn Members Show at Glen Echo&
was accepted for inclusion in the Book Hidden Treasures 3
available at
SOLD - prints available(click on image to enlarge)   
The Love in Her Eyes, colored pencil,
graphite, ink, & pastel, 19 x 14",
winner of the Friends Choice award at
the Franklin Park Arts Center's Black &
White Show, January 2015
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commissions of your pets available
Facing the Shadows, colored pencil & watercolor,
16 x 20
",Juried into CPSA's Colored Pencil Explore
juried into Strathmore's 26th annual juried
show, La Vie en Bleu
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