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

2014 classes Small semiprivate sessions TBA

Drawing and painting flowering bulbs.
Santa Fe Community College

Date:March 17 - May 1 Time 9:30 - 12:30

Drawing 1
Santa Fe Community College
Spring semester 2014
Date: Wednesdays Time: 9:00 - 2:00

Drawing and painting flowering bulbs.
- contact- Marie McGhee - 505 - 277 - 6320
April 3 - April 23 2014, Thursdays AM and PM classes 9:30 - 12-:30 and 1:00- 4:30


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.

2014 New Grenada art class offering!
Lisa will be teaching a botanical art workshop in March, 2014 in Grenada, West Indies. This is a special opportunity for novice, and experienced artists to draw, and paint the elegant island plants. There will be time to relax on the beach, and explore the island.


Now is the perfect time to reserve your space for a special five day class in Grenada, West Indies Island. Come draw, and paint watercolors where tropical plants flourish, and they consistently win awards at the Chelsea Flower Show, (UK). Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist you are welcome to learn step - by - step, drawing and watercolor technique at this unique location. This botanical art session supports participants' individual artistic goals with personal attention, and demonstrations. Grenada Horticulture Society will share their award winning Chelsea Flower Show experience.

Free time is scheduled to enjoy island tours, the local market, and relax on tranquil beaches.

Artist/Instructor: Lisa Coddington
Date: March 16 – 20, 2014
Place: Beach Front Hotel, Grenada Island
Class Fee: $550 USD - includes art supplies.
Additional expenses: airfare and hotel, single and double rooms available, meals. Funded in part by the American Society of Botanical Artists. Percentage of the proceeds benefit Peak Institute for Grenadian Students.
Registration and Information contact Lisa:
Cell: 315-256-8639 USA
Email: Lisa@LisaCoddington.com
**Reserve by January 20, 2014**


Known as the Spice Isle for its production of many spices, particularly nutmeg, Grenada is often referred to as a jewel of the Caribbean. 

Peak School

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