Lisa Beerntsen paints underlying abstract forms, color, and movement, overlaid with patterns culled from diverse cultures (Islamic, Celtic, Tibetan, American quilters), as well as plant and flower forms. Lisa has also been an adjunct art instructor at the Santa Rosa Junior College for over 10 years. She has previously taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, California State University, Stanislaus, as well as the Universities of Maine and Massachusetts. Lisa has an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a B.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts.