Lisa Bachman Jones ’02

editAt Westminster Christian Academy, our greatest hope for our graduates is that they leave us equipped to engage the world and change it for Jesus Christ. Lisa Bachman Jones is doing just that through her artwork. Lisa reached out to Westminster about contributing to the school’s vision in a nontraditional way—through a series of abstract paintings based on Westminster’s mission, vision, and core values. At the beginning of the 2012-13 school year, Lisa’s paintings were placed on display in the Grand Entry, and Westminster hosted a reception to launch the exhibit, which was scheduled to conclude in December. However, the paintings have received such a warm welcome from students, parents, and school visitors that the exhibit has been extended and will remain in the Grand Entry through the end of the school year in May.

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The series consists of 10 paintings based on Westminster’s mission, vision, and core values. Lisa has donated one painting as a gift to the school, and the remaining nine paintings are available for purchase, with 70% of each sale given back to Westminster. Paintings may be purchased at Westminster until the conclusion of the exhibit or through Lisa’s website.

In the ten years since graduating from Westminster, Lisa has worked with museums, galleries, schools, businesses, churches, and musicians as an art maker, educator, and curator. She earned a BFA in Painting from Belmont University  in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. That same year, she obtained her Tennessee teaching license for K-12 Art Education. A year after her graduation from Belmont, Lisa was introduced to the Rymer Gallery, which has represented her work in Nashville for the past five years. Lisa is currently focusing on new studio work for the Rymer Gallery, producing abstract animation, curating a correspondence art project, and researching materials. Her work has been recognized with grants and awards from Belmont University and The Tennessee Arts Commission.

Lisa resides in Nashville with her husband of three years, Pete, and her stepdaughter Mia. Lisa and Pete met at FIDO Café, where Lisa works as the head baker and bakery manager. The couple has made keeping up with their creative gifts a priority, and both keep studios within their home.

During her visit to St. Louis for the exhibit opening this past August, Lisa spoke to Westminster art classes, sharing her artistic process and giving students a glimpse into her life as an artist. For more information about the exhibit or Lisa’s artwork, you may contact her at la@labachman.com. Other works by Bachman are on display at her website. Fifty percent of all sales from Bachman’s website generated by the Westminster community during the duration of the exhibit will also be donated to Westminster.