Trippe Gallery Welcomes Plein Air Easton


The Trippe Gallery welcomes Plein Air Easton! with special demonstrations by gallery artists and Plein Air Easton competitors watercolorist David Csont, oil painter Leonard Mizerek, oil painter Elise Phillips and Botanical artist Lee D’Zmura will be giving public demonstrations of their individual painting styles on Friday July 20 at the gallery. Mizerek is competing in his 10th straight Plein Air Easton! and Csont And Phillips are in their 9th consecutive appearance.

David Csont giving his demo in 2016

Leonard Mizerek, ASMA, nurtured his artistic love of nature while growing up in the Brandywine Valley. His early influence was with the Pennsylvania Impressionists and Brandywine School. Mizerek is one of 26 Fellows of the American Society of Marine Artists. Throughout the last few years, Leonard participated in several invitational Plein Air events including Mystic, Annapolis, winning Honorable Mention and Easton Md. winning Second Place in the Quick Draw event. Len’s demonstration at the gallery will be from 10:00-12 at the gallery on Friday the 20th.

“Where most people see the ordinary, I envision a painting.” says award winning oil painter Elise Phillips. Elise was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania into a family with an extensive background in the fine arts. Her great, great grandfather founded Newman Galleries in Philadelphia in 1865, and today she is the fifth generation of the family involved in the arts. At Plein Air Easton, Elise has been awarded the Spirit of St. Michaels 2015, Best Marine 2016 and Honorable Mention in Quick Draw 2017. Her demonstration at the gallery will be from 12:30-2 on Friday the 20th.

Watercolor has been a passion of David Csont and is evident in his painting and illustration style. Over 25 years he has developed a colorful, painterly approach, rooted in the tradition of English watercolorists.. Ever cultivating his technique, he can be seen painting traditional plein air watercolors as he travels the world. HIs awards at Plein Air Easton include Honorable Mention(2011), second in Quick Draw(2014, 12016).David will be giving a demonstration at the gallery on Friday July 20 from 1-2:30 PM.

Botanical Artist Lee D’Zmura will be giving a demonstration of her technique at the gallery Friday morning from 10:30-12. Talbot County artist Lee D’Zmura is an award winning botanical artist whose experience in landscape architecture enriches her watercolors fine detail in her paintings is in part the result of years of technical drawing. Her watercolors are an attempt to capture the beauty and delicacy of the individual specimen with botanical accuracy.

The Trippe Gallery also exhibits plein air oil paintings by Zufar Bikbov who was been awarded with The Artists Choice Award (2014,2015) as well as Best Use of Light(2014), Best Composition(2016) and Best Nocturne(2016).

In addition to demonstrations on Friday, The Trippe Gallery will be joining other Easton galleries for a special gallery walk Saturday July 21 from 5-8 with artists present to talk about their art. For more information please call 410-310-8727.

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