Elaine Lisle


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Elaine Lisle is a Philadelphia artist whose work emphasizes the immediacy of the moment. Her work often features architectural focal points, figures and reflections with vibrant color and contrast to emphasize the emotional context of the subject. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and completed post-graduate study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She has won regional and national awards, most recently receiving a 2nd place at the Plein on Main Manayunk plein air event in June. She also had a first place a the Philadelphia Sketch Club and at Annapolis Plein air and an Honorable Mention at the 2014 Easton Plein air Festival. She has exhibited widely on the East coast, and her richly painted oils are owned by numerous corporations, public institutions and individual collectors around the globe. Lisle is represented by Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, Gallery 222 in Malvern, and Carega Gallery in New Hampshire. She was featured in Fine Art Connoisseur in 2019, American Art Collector in 2016, and International Artist Magazine in March 2014. She has led painting workshops in Philadelphia as well as in Italy & Southern France. “Each time I begin a painting I am looking to create a sense of joy and recognition for the view. A captured moment in time, a portrait of place – that causes you to see it differently and most importantly, with pleasure. I only work in oil, en plein air and from life, though I frequently complete larger complicated compositions in the studio. There is nothing like the excitement of working en plein air, racing against the clock to capture one moment and the piece of that moment that will bring pleasure to the viewer.”
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