Latest art happenings…

(for news of what’s coming up, go to latest post)

I participated in Land Art Events /Palette to Palate again this year. Happy to win an award for my painting,

Donuts for Mothers Day
11 x 14  SOLD







Brandywine Plein air took place October 14-20. Thrilled to win a 3rd place award for my painting “Fall Rooftops”

Fall Rooftops 12 x 12








Oct 1-6… I participated as one of 30 juried artists in the Bucks County Plein air event. Very happy to win an honorable mention for my painting, “Early Morning from New Hope”








Monhegan Retreat… Sept 2019 … I was privileged to join a group of 5 artist friends for a week of painting on Monhegan Island in Maine. I completed about 14 plein air paintings. Here are a few:


Dusk view from Horn Hill 11 x 14

Lobster for Lunch 11 x 14

Lobster Cove Splashes 9 x 12









PleinAir Easton, July 2019

one of 59 artists juried into the 15th annual prestigious plein air Easton. here are 4 of the 14 paintings I completed from July 11-20


Catching Breakfast 16 x 20

Oxford Boat Reflections 16 x 16

SAiling Camp Regatta 10 x 20

Crab Claw Dusk SOLD








Fine Art Connaisseur Magazine Article, Mar/Apr 2019








January 2019

Rittenhouse Snow 38 x 30

Broad St Banter

I am preparing for my next solo exhibition at Gross McCleaf Gallery in April.
“From Dawn to Dusk”
April 5-30
Opening April 5, 2019  5-7PM

more info

127 S Sixteenth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


2 Geese at Fenton’s pond

Red Barn in the morning 12 x 12

I have been part of a group of 50 artists working on this partnership with the Brandywine Conservancy…

“An exciting new partnership between the Brandywine Conservancy and LandArt Events is bringing together area artists, local farmers and farmers markets on a mission to raise awareness — through art — of the incredible open space and sustainable agriculture resources in our region. Working over a 10-month period, a combination of juried and invited artists are painting works en plein air — “in the open air” — on private lands permanently protected by the Conservancy, with a culminating art show and farm-to-table small plate tasting on Sept. 29.”

 I will have about 6 paintings in the exhibit… “Palette to Palate” … for more details and to purchase tickets, click here


JULY 2018

I had a fabulous time at Plein Air Easton in July. This was the 2nd time I was juried into the event and I was thrilled to get the opportunity to participate again. It is according to some, the largest, most prestigious plein air event there is. It is certainly one of the best run anywhere, with a very loyal following of supporters along with a great group of volunteers. I had a very productive week and was happy to make a number of sales! Here is some of what I did this week…


I participated in Chadds Ford Historical Society Plein Air

Feb 2-4, 2018  



Station Gallery Group Show

A number of my Brandywine valley paintings are included in this group show in Wilmington, DE
up through the month of February.
Gallery is open 9am-5pm Mon-Fri  Saturdays 10-3pm

3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE 19807

December 2017

Solo Exhibit of Recent Paintings    EXHIBIT PREVIEW

December 11- January 30, 2018

Opening Reception:
Friday, December 15, 2017  5-7 PM
at The Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia
1616 Latimer Street, Philadelphia
Exhibition courtesy of Gross McCleaf Gallery
This exhibit will include paintings from recent travels to Ireland, Maine, and the Adirondacks, in addition to local views of Philadelphia

Crossing Uber Street 24 x 24 oil on canvas









October 2017

Brandywine Plein Air- For the 2nd time I participated in this local plein air event with spectacular venues and great camraderie. I was delighted to win an Honorable Mention prize for this painting:   (More Brandywine Paintings will be posted here)

Water Under the Bridge 12 x 12 oil on board

 August 2017

Adirondack Plein Air – this weeklong juried plein air event took place in Saranac Lake, NY. The weather was wonderful, and the scenery spectacular. To see more of the paintings from this area, click here.

Boulder Reflections

Crossroads of Main and Broadway, Saranac Lake

July-August 2017

Art in the Open, Wexford Ireland

For the first time I participated in this international plein air event with nearly 180 artists. It was a 10 day event, based in the town of Wexford.  Each day we visited a different site to paint. To view more paintings of Ireland click here.

Main Street Wexford

Boats in the Corner, Kilmore Quay 9 x 12 oil on board

Boats in the Corner, Kilmore Quay

The beach at Rosslare Strand 10 x 20 oil on board

The beach at Rosslare Strand


 April 2017
Philadelphia Sketch Club “Small Works” Exhibit

Black pond reflections

Driftwood at Black Pond


March 2017
Best in show at Philadelphia Sketch Club “Art of the Flower”!

Sketch Club Best in Show award








Some of my work will be included at the annual art show and sale at

Notre Dame Academy:
44th Annual Fine Art Show & Sale
January 28 – February 5
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Daily
(560 Sproul Rd. Villanova, PA)


In September 2016 I had a Solo Exhibition at Gross McCleaf Gallery

“Fall in Philadelphia”

Gross McCleaf Gallery carries a selection of my paintings throughout the year.
it is located at:

127 S Sixteenth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

VIDEO BY JOHN THORNTON  Elaine Lisle, what it means to be an artist
American Art Collector write up

Am Art Collector Sept 2016Am Art Collector Sept 2016 p2

Exhibit preview (2 minute video)






Lotus Reflections

Lotus Reflections

My painting, Lotus Reflections, was juried in to the

American Women Artists 2015 National Exhibition

at the David Bonner Galleries in Scottsdale Arizona in November!


more info on the exhibit



July 2015

Castine Plein Air Festival

I was one of 40 artists juried in to this painting competition in Maine
click here to see some of the work

As Far As The Eye Can See

Group show at Gross McCleaf Gallery
July 7 – 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, July 10, 2015, 5 – 7 pm

I competed in Paint Annapolis Plein Air Festival
june 8-14, 2015  


April 2015

Solo Show at Warm Springs Gallery in Charlottesville, MD


March 2015

Lighthouse Art Center Plein Air event

July 2014

Plein Air Easton!


Solo Exhibit, May 2014 at Gross mcCleaf Gallery

May 1-31st, 2014

at Gross McCleaf Gallery
127 South 16th St. Philadelphia, PA
Opening May 2nd 5-7PM

Next Exhibit- “Recent Paintings”

Fall Afternoon Tea

Fall Afternoon Tea 30 x 24 oil on canvas

May 1st- 31, 2014

Gross McCleaf Gallery
127 s. Sixteenth Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102


International Magazine Feature Article in February/March issue


Exhibit  through January 2014

In Our Own Backyard Exhibit at Gross McCleaf, January 10th Opening



I learned that my painting, “Plastic Land” is a finalist in the Plein Air Salon competition, 2013!

Plastic Land 36 x 72

Plastic Land 36 x 72


PBJ Book of Lists Page 33

3 of my paintings selected for Philadelphia Business Journal Book of Lists 2013!


Artists House Gallery, December Small Works ExhibitVillage Market Day

December 5- 23, 2012

Opening reception, Sunday, December 9, 2012


Main Line Art Center Faculty Exhibit

2nd Street Dusk

Friday, September 14, 2012… 6-9 PM  Opening at Main Line Art Center for Faculty Exhibit

Artists’ House Gallery Exhibit

5-30, 2012… Invitational Still-life exhibit at Artists’ House Gallery

First Friday: September 7, 5-8:30pm
Sunday Reception: September 9, 1-4pm



Solo Exhibit January 2012

My latest work will be exhibited January 4th-29th, 2012

Red Corner on Main Street 12 x 24


Opening, First Friday, January 6th, 6-8PM

Sunday Artists’ Reception, January 8th, 1-4PM

Sunday Snow Date: January 15
Sunday receptions feature classical guitarist Marisol Rampolla

Artists’ House Gallery
57 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA  19106  215-923-8440
Wed-Sun 12-5PM or by appointment

to see more of the work in this exhibit, click here- current exhibit

C3 !  Create Connect Collect

Main Line Art Center

746 Panmure Road Haverford, PA 19041

Laundry Reflections in Venice

Laundry Reflections in Venice

Laundry Reflections in Venice oil 48 x 48

C3: Create. Connect. Collect.
Date: Oct 1, 2011 – Oct 26, 2011

Preview party October 1st, 6-8:30, First Friday Opening October 7, 2011


Chestnut Hill Gallery Group Exhibition- Oct 4-Oct 30

Anniversary Faculty Exhibition

Date: Sep 6, 2011 – Sep 23, 2011

schuylkill boat reflections SOLD

schuylkill boat reflections SOLD

Opening-October 8, 2011  5:30- 7PM

Schuylkill Boat Reflections





Artsts’ House Gallery– “Celebration of Music” themed exhibit… 2 small paintings of mine will be included, March 30- May 1, 2011

First Friday: April 1, 5-8:30pm
Reception: Sunday, April 3, 1-4pm

Artists’ House Gallery will honor the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, as well as its own twentieth anniversary, with an exhibition of paintings and sculpture entitled “Celebration of Music”.

Approximately twenty-five selected artists were invited to create artwork related to the theme of music.  A preponderance of these artists have been trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, another festival collaborator.  Many of the artists have won acclaim, recognition, and awards during their school years, and during the subsequent years of their art careers.  Work of the fine artists represented by Artists’ House Gallery may be seen on our website:

There’s Always Room For Dessert

The Best Carrot Cake

The Best Carrot Cake

Date: Feb 4, 2011 – Feb 24, 2011
Opening Reception: First Fri., Feb. 4, 6-9 pm

I have one painting, “The Best Carrot Cake” in this fun exhibit…

January 28 – February 26, 2011

Academy of Notre Dame Annual Art show and sale

This annual invitational exhibit will include works by regional artists.

I will have 7 paintings on display.

530 Sproul Road, Villanova, PA 19085

December  2010

Small Works Exhibit at Artists’ House Gallery

57 North Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

November  2010

Plein Air for Camphill School

November, 3, 2009
Rosenfeld Gallery 5-7 PM
Fundraising event featuring more than 30 artists work

October  2010

Solo Exhibit in Gallery 4 at
Artists’ House Gallery

57 North Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

June  2010

This painting was accepted into the juried exhibition

Fall on Chestnut Street SOLD

Fall on Chestnut Street SOLD

ART OF THE STATE Pennsylvania 2010
at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, June 27th-September 12, 2010

December  2009

My paintings are featured in a new book:
“Philadelphia Originals”
by Joseph Glant
Learn more