"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lisa is owner of True Gesso Panels, selling archival gesso panels for painting and silver point.

Available at: TrueGesso.com

True Gesso Panels are recommended in April 2013 The Artist's magazine article, Getting Started in Egg Tempera, by artist, Koo Schadler, and in April/May 2013 International Artist magazine.

tropical flower

Local art classes 2014:
Summer botanical art classes at Santa Fe Community College and UNM

Santa Fe Botanical Garden Summer Botanical Art Classes:  July 21 and July 28

2014 Autumn Botanical Art at Santa Fe Community College - Continuing Ed.
Contact: Gordon Fluke: 505 – 428 - 1000

2014 Autumn Botanical Art - University of New Mexico
Contact: Marie McGhee:  505 – 277 – 6320

2014 Los Alamos Home school art classes 7 sessions September – October – Contact Lisa for more information.

Private and semi-private art sessions by appointment

2014 botanical art class in Grenada, West Indies -
made posssible in part by ASBA and Peak Institute.


Born in Venezuela to American parents, artist/instructor Lisa Coddington, grew up in the American suburbs with an appreciation for exploring the outdoors. Now residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico the artist is surrounded with new views of art forms familiar to her from favorite childhood folk art gifts her parents brought from travels abroad. The art objects cultivated her appreciation for global aesthetic diversity, and introduced to her a visual language that transcends cultural barriers. Her watercolors depict subjects that are beautiful, sometimes whimsical, and preferably delicious.
 Short Introductory drawing, watercolor, and botanical art classes are designed for the visiting tourists.

Botanical art was growing in New Mexico in 2013. Lisa's work was featured in the juried group show, Viva Flora, at Santa Fe Community Gallery in August and she was invited to paint flora, as the guest artist at the opening of the new Santa Fe Botanical Garden, in July.

New Botanical Workshops
New Mexico and South of France


Oct. 20 - 21, 2014

Join Lisa in beautiful historic Santa Fe while autumn lingers for a 2-day Botanical Art retreat. Two art sessions offer botanical drawing, and watercolor glazing techniques. Autumn art subjects are ideal for beginner and experienced alike. Lisa teaches college studio art and her art is represented in galleries in South Carolina and Santa Fe.

3 nights (Oct 19, 20, 21) at charming Santa Fe B & B, Inn on the Paseo, admission to Georgia O’Keefe Museum, historic walking tour, admission to the new Santa Fe Botanical Garden, breakfasts, two artists’ lunches, parking, and wi-fi.

B&B is a short walk to Canyon Road Art Galleries, Historic plaza, restaurants, shops, and museums. (if you are attending the ASBA conference in Denver this is an hour flight from Denver or a 6.5 hour drive south via I-25)

ASBA Member Cost: $920.00
Non-member: $950.00
Deposit payment: $500.00 due by July 20, 2014.

Final payment due Aug 20, 2014 - no refunds after August 25, 2014

For detailed itinerary - contact Lisa@LisaCoddington.com

May 22 – 29, 2015
South of France art instructions and tours
South of France, inspires artists of all skill levels to pursue their dreams. Whether you are a beginner or experienced artist this eight day trip based in Arles, includes drawing and watercolor instruction with Lisa and planned day tours exploring markets and historic sites.  Lisa has been teaching art for over eighteen years,  and Harriet has been organizing and conducting international tours for over thirty years.

For detailed itinerary contact: 
Cultural Encounters: www.culturalencounters.com
Email: Harriet@culturalencounters.com
Phone: 505- 982 – 8264

06 – participants -          $3,195.00
07 – 08 participants       $2,995.00
09 -11 Participants        $2,795.00

 For art questions contact: Lisa@LisaCoddington.com

Art Licensing presentations for professional artists can also be arranged.

Surtex exhibitor for seven years, member of American Society of Botanical Artists, MA in Illustration, Syracuse University.

Botanical, and whimsical art represented by Rutledge Street Gallery, South Carolina. www.Rutledgestreetgallery.com


Contact Lisa if you are interested in new commissions,
or licensing new art or existing art from this website.

also see:
Official Travel Website of the Convention & Vistors Bureau - SantaFe.org
Museum of New Mexico Foundation Gift Shops - NewMexicoCreates.org