The Trippe Gallery is pleased to open a show this weekend featuring the watercolors of Don Hilderbrandt. Trippe and Hilderbrandt co-owned the gallery pre-cursor-Trippe-Hilderbrandt Studios on Harrison St. until 2013 when Hilderbrandt retired from exhibition painting and moved to Colorado. We are happy to report his return to Maryland and, better yet, a return of his watercolor paintings to the gallery! Titled “Coast to Coast” the exhibition showcases numerous watercolors depicting landscape scenes from Tilghman to Maine to the west coast of Washington State.
Don Hilderbrandt’s artistic focus is grounded in landscape architecture degrees from Penn State and Michigan. As co-founder of LDR International, an urban design/land planning firm, Don interrupted a successful part-time watercolor practice in 1979 to devote full time to an international planning and design business. Don is resurrecting an artist’s career that started in 1967. He received seven awards from the Baltimore Watercolor Society’s annual exhibition, including three First Awards. He also was invited to exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art, numerous colleges, the Center Club in Baltimore and was represented by the William Riis Galleries in Camp Hill, PA, Hershey, PA and Stone Harbor, NJ.
Much of his appreciation of the rural landscape was fostered while growing up in the hills of Pennsylvania. Don’s training as a landscape architect enhanced his technical ability to interpret and present various images of landscapes and waterfronts of the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and coastal Maine. We are so pleased to welcome him back and be able to exhibit his iconic watercolors.
There will be an opening reception with Don on Saturday March 5 from 4-6pm at the gallery, 23 N Harrison St. For more information please call the gallery at 410-310-8727.