Lis Pardoe is a contemporary oil painter, working in a representational style. Her primary focus is the human figure, compounded with introspective emotion and modern themes. She often pairs her subjects with impressionistic pattern, floral, organic matter, and the repetition of drapery. Her personal work is created exclusively from life and imagination, with some of her biggest influences being those who have sat for her; “I will always feel indebted to my models, for trusting hours of their time and having confidence in my skill. This enables me to create art that feels honest and personable, and yet pushes me to be more flexible and creative in my ideas.” In 2010, Lis began a 5.5 year apprenticeship at the Hein Atelier of Traditional Art, where she learned the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Lis currently paints and teaches full time in Salt Lake City, Utah.