Dr. Jonathan S. Lewin

Jonathan S. Lewin, M.D.

Oil on linen, 2017 © Lisa Egeli

Courtesy the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions



2017 Waterfowl Festival

Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland

November 9-12, 2017

Just added, details to come.


Evening Stroll, Miami

Painted on the beach on one of those vibrant winter evenings Miami Beach is known for.

Oil, 8 by 10 inches, $850, © Lisa Egeli


Great Falls

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


All That Art Auction

Benefit for Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Friday, May 1, 2017 6pm

801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Williamsburg Art Gallery

440A W. Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, Virginia  23185

Phone: 757-565-9680


Spring Auctions, Salmagundi Club NYC

“Curl” has been selected for the Spring Auctions of member art at New York City’s Salmagundi Club.

Bidding can be done online here until Friday, March 31, 2017.

For more information about Salmagundi Club NYC and the Spring Auctions, visit their website here.




Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association

MAPAPA Paint Out Plus Times Two, with Lisa Egeli and Hai-Ou Hou

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.


Cape Ann Plein Air

Cape Ann Plein Air , October 8-16, 2017

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.



On Holiday

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.

Quick oil sketch while sailing the British Virgin Islands, oil, 5×7 inches

Quick sketch on a family cruise, watercolor, 4×6 inches

Oil sketch between dives on a scuba trip aboard La Galigo to Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Oil, 5×7 inches


Another oil sketch between dives, Raja Ampat, oil, 5×7 inches