Lisa Towers is a classical realist painter and teacher of art in Dubuque. She earned her BFA from the University of Miami (and Vanderbilt University) and worked from many years in the film industry before turning to fine art. She studied with painting greats David Leffel, Gregg Kreutz, and Michael Shane Neill and was influenced by the work of Thomas Hart Benton through three of Benton’s students. Towers has participated in many group exhibitions including Oil Painters of America and Audubon Artists and has had four solo exhibitions of her work. She has been teaching painting and drawing since 1997, and currently teaches at Studio Works in Dubuque. In the fall she will begin teaching art classes as adjunct faculty at the Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa.
Towers is also a certificated paralegal, an avid tennis player, and a semi-accomplished pianist.