Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chesapeake Skyscapes

'Chesapeake Sunset" by Stephen J. Griffin
About a month ago I was exploring some local art galleries and came upon several artists whose works enchanted me. Above is the work of Maryland Impressionist painter Stephen J. Griffin. This painting could almost be the evening view from my window, which looks out at the Bay. See more of Stephen's work, HERE.

Next is a landscape from Plein Air artist Jill Basham which captures all the warmth of a summer's day.
"Near Oxford: by Jill Basham
I met Jill at a lovely gallery in Easton where her paintings were the main event. Jill was one of the 2012 Plein Air Easton! winners. Here is the picture which won:

"Blackwater Dawn" by Jill Basham
To quote from Jill's website:
Jill is drawn to the landscape and prefers to paint "en plein air" (outdoors, not from photographs).  "The immediacy of painting the surroundings in which you are immersed is captivating to me.  There is nothing better then feeling the scene and putting the energy and emotion down on canvas with color and brushstrokes."  The Eastern Shore of Maryland is inspiring to the artist.  Jill is also interested in urban scenes as well as any location in the world that provides inspiration.  Jill comes from a family with a multi-generational history of artists.
For more of Jill's paintings, please visit HERE.
"Before the Rain" by Margot Miller
I was also delighted to discover the works of Margot Miller, author, artist, and translator. Margot is owner of a working studio called Occasional Art, opened by appointment or on First Fridays from 4pm to 7pm.. I particularly fell in love with her paintings of Skies. Please visit Margot's website, HERE. Share


urdu master said...

Great Blog......

Matterhorn said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

"This painting could almost be the evening view from my window, which looks out at the Bay." Jealous. ;-)

julygirl said...

How lucky you are to live in such a lovely part of our country....so
relaxing to look upon those landscapes

Gio said...

They are all beautiful! Thank you for introducing me to the works of these talented artists.