El Torreón y las Olas

This fort, built in 1649, sits right on the channel into the harbor at Cojimar, Cuba. I painted a small study on location, then completed this larger painting in the studio, after several re-workings. It was a moving place to paint, listening to the guitars and singing of local talent and smelling the salt air and the warm stones.

Oil, 16 by 20 inches  © Lisa Egeli



Hold My Hand

During an October heat wave, this was painted en plein air on Good Harbor Beach, where I was participating in Cape Ann Plein Air (Massachusetts). This was awarded Best Beach, the Joan Van Roden Memorial Prize.

Oil, 8 by 16 inches, Sold. © Lisa Egeli


Caulking the Lynx

On a rainy fall day in Gloucester, Massachusetts I painted this under (mostly) an umbrella, as part of the Cape Ann Plein Air competition. So inspiring to work to the rhythm of the caulker’s hammer. The painting was awarded Third Place.

Oil, 9 by 12 inches, Sold © Lisa Egeli


Good Things Come

Oil on linen, 18 by 36 inches. © Lisa Egeli

Currently on view at Crystal Moll Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland.


The Salt Air

Every day of painting the ocean is different. Painted en plein air, and the title says it all.

To be shown at Salmagundi Club NY in December, 2017 at the Annual Thumb Box Show.

Oil, 4 by 12 inches © Lisa Egeli Sold.



Hooper’s Island is gradually disappearing into the Chesapeake Bay, and taking with it a long history of Bay culture. This painting is based on a study painted at this magical place. While I was painting, a flock of glossy ibises flew over, a rare sight here. For me, this painting tells many stories of what’s happening around us.

Oil on linen, 22 by 28 inches  © Lisa Egeli

Prints available



This painting has been in the works for many years, inspired by a month of traveling around India long ago. This oarsman on the Ganges River rowed me around at sunrise while I did some watercolor sketching in the boat, dipping my brush in the river for water. The Ganges is a holy river, a source of solace, a final resting place, a beautiful escape, a place of commerce and tourism….many things to many people.

Oil on linen, 30 by 40 inches, © Lisa Egeli

Featured in The Art of Rowing at the Maritime Art Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum, July 2017.



Finding Lunch

Part of a continuing fascination with painting the surf en plein air, this time capturing a passing egret fishing along the shore.

Oil, 6 by 8 inches © Lisa Egeli


Finding A Way

I often look across Chesapeake Bay in the morning and dream about the journeys of boats I see making their way up or down the Bay.

This painting has been selected for the Mystic International Exhibition in September 2017. Please contact the gallery for purchasing information.

Oil on linen, 24 by 40 inches  © Lisa Egeli


Summer Idyll

Painted en plein air on a hot afternoon, watching the leisure of a summer day.

Oil, 9 by 12 inches. Available through South Street Art Gallery in Easton, Maryland

© 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


January’s Light

Yet another lovely late afternoon painting on the beach. Time is limited while working en plein air (everything is constantly changing), but I love capturing the subtle shifts in light and color, and the energy and sparkle of the water. All while barefoot in the sand with birds flying around me.

Oil, 9 by 12 inches, © Lisa Egeli   Sold


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