Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for Plein Air-2017


Trippe-Hilderbrandt 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 21 at the gallery. Csont, Phillips and Mizerek are competing in their 8th straight Plein Air Easton!

In addition, there will be a special Gallery Walk in Easton on Saturday July 22 with all galleries open until 8 pm and serving refreshments.

David Csont giving his demo in 2016

Leonard Mizerek 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 10:30-12 at the gallery on Friday the 21st.

“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. Her demonstration at the gallery will be from 12:30-2 on Friday the 21st.

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. David will be giving a demonstration at the gallery on Friday July 21 from 2-3:30 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.

In addition to demonstrations on Friday, Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery will be joining other Easton galleries for a special gallery walk Saturday July 22 from 5-8. For more information please call 410-310-8727.


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