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ARA Photography from Lisa Wheeler


Lisa Wheeler's Bio

I am a self-taught artist who grew up in Atlanta taking after-school and summer art classes at Chastain Park, Callanwolde, and the Art Institute of Atlanta. I have continued to experiment in various media.

Photography became my favorite way to express myself in 2003, when I received my first digital camera. I enjoy spending time outdoors, so seeing nature through the viewfinder has helped me slow down and notice the little things. Therefore, I focus on macro photography. However, I continue to expand my horizons thanks to the inspiration and encouragement I receive from other artists. I hope by sharing my point of view it will help others to look at things differently, too.

I feel smiled upon since my first entry into an art show was accepted at the 34th Lyndon House Juried Exhibition early in 2009. I continued to enter juried shows throughout the year. I earned an Honorable Mention award in the Hampton Art Gallery Local Artist Exhibition during the summer. I also brought home a Sixth place ribbon from the Georgia National Fair in Perry.

In 2010, I continued showing my work in members shows and being accepted into juried shows. I earned Best in Show at Georgia in Bloom in Madison.  I was awarded a merit award in the Hampton Art Gallery Local Artist Exhibition. I brought home three ribbons from the Georgia National Fair in Perry.

Artist's Work

Lisa's work can be seen at Abandoned Rural America exhibits and in exhibits associated with the Greensboro Arts Alliance. 

For information on purchasing Lisa's framed photographs, notecards, or prints:

Photography representing the Abandoned Rural America small family farms. 

Wooden Wheel

This wheel belongs to the Gantt Guano Distributor" I found at the Alice Walker Family Home in Putnam County, Georgia.

Nolan Ghost

I've been told there is a ghost in the old plantation house at Nolan Corners just south of Bostwick in Morgan County, Georgia. This image is a result of a camera malfunction but believers tell me the ghost caused it. 


Hydrangea Blues (partial image)

The sun filters through the trees to light up these Hydrangea blossoms on Appalachee Rd. west of US Hwy 441 north of Madison, Georgia.

Marking Time

This truck belonged to my neighbor’s father. Now it waits for him and his son to restore it.


I discovered the shell of this old truck next to a barn which had caved in from the previous winter’s snow in NW Colorado.

Ice Cold Deere

I bought my first tractor in 1991. Here is that 1968 John Deere 1010 after an ice storm a few years later.