Jonathan S. Lewin, M.D.
Oil on linen, 2017 © Lisa Egeli
Courtesy the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Painted on the beach on one of those vibrant winter evenings Miami Beach is known for.
Oil, 8 by 10 inches, $850, © Lisa Egeli
On an early Spring day, I met up with an artist friend and painted to beautiful and energetic Potomac River as seen from the Virginia side.
Oil, 8 by 12 inches, Sold © Lisa Egeli
“The Other End of the Telescope” will be included in a show at the
Channel Islands Maritime Museum for the ASMA West Juried Exhibition in Oxnard, California
May 8- June 25, 2017
Opening reception May 11, 5-7pm
More information is available here.
At Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, Saturday, April 8, 2017
9am: Lisa Egeli – Morning painting demo
1pm: Hai-Ou Hou – Afternoon lecture and slideshow
Signature MAPAPA Member, Lisa Egeli, will give a pastel painting demonstration in the morning on the beautiful natural property of the Chesapeake Fine Art Studio on Kent Island, MD.
More info and $35 registration here.
In 2016, Lisa won the top prize in the inaugural CAPA, and will return in 2017. Artists will paint around Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester-By-The-Sea during this week-long event, which culminates in a beautiful exhibit in Rockport, Massachusetts.
More info is available here.
Lisa will join selected artists to paint the gardens and grounds of the New York Botanical Gardens.
More information will be posted when it becomes available.
When is a vacation an escape from work and when is it an inspiration to work? In the digital age, many people lucky enough to get a vacation have to struggle to keep work at a distance while on holiday. For me, it’s sometimes a tough call, whether to try to capture the experience or just take it all in.
For the busy professional artist, taking time to just observe and absorb can pay off in renewed inspiration. When I was a kid, every summer we would pack up the boat (30’ gaff-rigged cutter Galatea, built by my dad) and take off for two weeks of sailing around Chesapeake Bay. After intensely working in the studio all year, my dad was happy to take a break from painting, only occasionally pulling out his sketchbook. And his father, my grandfather Bjorn Egeli, had a similar approach. Supposedly, the painter Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925) would only fish and sail all summer long, then paint in his studio the rest of the year. There is something to be said for taking the time to simply look and listen and experience.
But the urge to capture some of the magic of vacation is a strong one. I find the process of sketching makes me observe more closely and helps me note some of the feeling of a particular place. Even a quick little doodle in Indonesia lets me bring more of Indonesia home with me than a photo does.
Painters think of the design of things in terms of positive spaces and negative spaces, and this is often how I view my life as a professional artist. The way we spend our non-painting time fits perfectly with the way we spend our working time to create the whole design of a creative life. It’s important that we value both aspects of the artist’s life.