artist information

Lisa Baer
At 10 years old Lisa Baer was taking painting classes with Simon Michael, a founding father of the Art Colony in Rockport. Lisa continued to come to Rockport every summer, taking classes, working in her aunt's gallery (the gallery of Estelle Stair, a founding member of the Rockport Art Association) and soaking up the Rockport sun. Years later she continues to make work reflective of her Texas coastal experience, and does so in an original, contemporary style.

Baer has quickly established a unique identity and a personal approach to art, whether capturing scenes of the Texas Coast or wildly colorful abstractions and collages. Baer was selected as the Rockport Art Festival Poster Artist in 2009, during the Art Center's 40th Anniversary Year.