• Accomplished artist and instructor.
• Extensive interior design experience.
• Innovative program planner.
BIO AND EXPERIENCE
Lisa Underwood has been engaged in a broad scope of creative experiences, as an artist and instructor. She is a spirited presenter of drawing classes and art workshops. Lisa provides creative programs for individuals and groups through her business Versatile Artwork.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Design with a concentration in Textiles, from State University of New York College at Buffalo. She lived in Charlotte, NC for many years and now resides in Hendersonville. Lisa’s extensive teaching experience includes long term adjunct positions for Queens University of Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College where she enjoyed interacting with hundreds of students. She has also provided programs at College Fairs, attracting high participation. Lisa taught for Spirit Square and Community School of the Arts in Charlotte. While working at Spirit Square, she was invited to be a project member for a “Young Audiences” interactive, mixed-media exhibit. Through her work at Community School of the Arts, Lisa was awarded an exhibit at the Government Building in uptown Charlotte. In January 2020, Lisa began teaching Classes at A-B Tech in Asheville.
Lisa’s original artwork has been exhibited at Founders Hall in uptown Charlotte. It has also been displayed in various juried shows through art affiliations. Her work extends from realism to abstract, including flowing lines, rhythm and variety. Lisa shares her knowledge and ideas openly, always encouraging involvement in the creative process.
• Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, New York, Assistant to Curator.
• Artpark, Lewiston, New York, Assistant to three nationally acclaimed Artists.
COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE & AFFILIATIONS
Innovative Staff Development Programs including “Social Creativity in the Workplace – The Big Picture”.
Special Olympics Workshop Facilitator, encouraging a “can do” attitude with results.
Art Instructor at the Shelter for Battered Women; awarded “Educational Volunteer of the Year”.
Carolinas Rehabilitation Expressive Arts Volunteer. Collective artwork utilized on marketing collateral.
• Bachelor of Science with Honors, Textile Design, State University of New York College at Buffalo
• MEPAP, Activity Professional Qualification with Preceptorship at The Cypress, Charlotte, NC