Judy Antonelli

After being a watercolor teacher for 30 years, I began showing pastels, and oils. I paint in a colorful, impressionistic style and have had work and articles in American Artist Magazine’s Spring of ’93 & ’07 Watercolor Magazine. Galleries are Chadds Ford, Hardcastle & Longwood.

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Plein Air Brandywine Schedule

Daily Schedule of Sites and Locations:Plein Air Brandywine Monday:

Birmingham Friends           1245 Birmingham Road, West Chester, PA  19382

Bradford Friends                 1366 West Strasburg Road, West Chester, PA  19382

Westtown School                975 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA  19382

Christ Church                      505 E. Buck Road, Wilmington, DE  19807

Janssen’s Market                3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE


Janssen’s Market                3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE

Granogue Estate                 Details will be provided at the Artist’s Orientation

Mt. Cuba                               3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE  19707


Hagley Museum                  200 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE  19807

Point Lookout                      701 Smiths Bridge Road, Wilmington, DE  19807

Gahagan Residence              Details provided at Artist’s Orientation Wilmington, DE  19807

Janssen’s Market                3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE


Winterthur                         5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE  19807

Janssen’s Market                3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE

Art due at Winterthur by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday 


7:00 p.m. Show opens to the general public

8:00 p.m. Awards presented

10:00 p.m. Gala ends


9:30 a.m. Students arrive for the Student Plein Air Competition

10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Show is free and open to the public – work remains for sale.

10:00 – 2:00 p.m. Student PAINT OUT!

3:00 p.m. Student Scholarships awarded


10:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Show is free and open to the public – work remains for sale.

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List of Artists:

Elizabeth Abrams

Annette Alessi

Matthew Amey

Judy Antonelli

Fran Atkinson

Richard Bazelow

Jacalyn Beam

Elinor Boyd

Jack Broderick

Jeanne Kirby Bruneau

Anne M. Buck

Lisa BurgerLentz

Bruce Burk

Catherine Carney

James Carney

Karen Cashman

Caroline Chen

Rosemary Connelly

Ann Crostic

Heather Davis

Thomas Dempsey

Matthew De Prospero

David Diaz

Carol Dixon

Helen DuBois

Beth Duncan

Kristina Duncan

Anna Galer

Gerilyn Gaskill

Paul Gilmore

Elissa Gore

Randall Graham

John Griem

Tara Funk Grim

Ronald Hermeling

Cynthia Howar

Maryanne Jacobsen

Judith M. Jarvis

Charlene Jobe

Debra Kail

Elsa Keller

Christine Kerrick

Fiona Keyes

Monique Lazard

Annette LeMaire

Robert Lott

Hong Luo

Joyce Lupresto

Shanthi Manickam

Michelle Marshall

Mick McAndrews

Anne McNally

Sherry McVickar

Lynn Mehta

Laurie H. Mercer

Larry Meyers

Allison Butkus-Nichols

Kathie Odom

Bruce Poulterer

Lisa Prinzo

Jim Rehak

Kate Ryan

Monique Kenndikian-Sarkessian

Robert Schock

Shauna Shane

Don Shoffner

Linda P.-Singleton

Doug Small

Mary Rinderle Smith

Nancy Smith

Lothar Speer

Roberta Staat

Michael Stancato

Susan Stefanski

Barbara Stepura

Carol Stevens

Charlie Stevens

Annie Strack

Deb Stuckey

Joseph Sweeney

Ellis Underkoffler

Denise Vitollo

Patricia Wall

Rita Walter

Steven White

Dennis Young

Patrick McCoy


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Dennis Young

Painting en Plein Air for about 5 years, I have exhibited at the Longwood Art Gallery in Kennett Square, and at Station Gallery in Greenville, where I will have a one man show in September, 2012. I have painted in almost 20 Plein Air competitions, with awards in more than half of them. I have been juried into Easels In Frederick for the past two years and I have invited this July to paint with nationally recognized artists in the inaugural Local Color Weekend in New Hope, PA. I am a practicing physician (psychiatrist) in private practice in Wilmington, with no degree or education in art. I am largely self-taught, with several workshops under my belt, influenced by artists as Jeremy Lipking, Scott Prior and Kim English. I am a member of MidAtlantic Plein Air Painters Association and Plein Air Artists. www.dennisyoungarts.com 

Dennis Young

Plein Air Brandywine

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Cynthia Howar

Cynthia Howar studied art and architecture in college but went on to become a lawyer and a consultant. In 2004, she decided to get back to her artistic roots and immersed herself in watercolors by studying at the Art League of Alexandria, the Corcoran and with several visiting artists teaching workshops here and abroad. While studying art and graphic arts in the 1970’s, all of her professors encouraged abstract painting. Today she has gone “back to the basics” and loves doing landscapes and people. Although starting to paint in oils and pastels, watercolor remains her favorite medium. Recently juried into the Brandywine Valley Plein Air Competition (October, 2011), her landscapes done on site at several Brandywine Valley landmarks were shown in Brandywine Valley Plein Air group show at the Tatnall School in Wilmington, Delaware. She had a show at her studio in November 2010, entitled “Paintings From Provence and Other Works of Art.” In April, 2007 she had her first one woman show at Long & Foster’s Foxhall office. She was accepted into her first juried show in 2004 with two watercolor landscapes at the Art League Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, judged by Carlton Fletcher. Her watercolor “L’Avenue”, was accepted into the “Urban Life” October, 2005 all media show at the Art League Gallery, judged by Daniel B. Shay (138 accepted out of 429 entered). Her oil painting “Blue Window” was accepted into the January 2006 show at the Art League Gallery and won an equal award. In 2006, her work was displayed in the “Art in City Hall” show at the City Hall in Old Town Alexandria and “View from River Farm” was accepted in the November, 2006 Small Works show at the Art League Gallery. She travels to Europe with her watercolors and her new works are part of a series entitled, “Paris and Provence My Friends”. She currently is associated with Washington Fine Properties, Inc. in Washington, DC and welcomes visitors to her website, www.cynthiahowarfineart.com. She sells notecards of her paintings from her studio and online. Education The Art League School, Alexandria, VA The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC Hunter College, New York, NY (painting) City College, New York, NY (architecture) University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (graphic design & painting) J.D. Georgetown University (law) B.S. Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut (psychology)

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Tara Funk Grim

Tara is both a studio painter and plein air painter. En plein air, there is a passionate relationship between Tara and the scene to be painted. This union although fleeting and temporary is a direct response to what is seen and what is felt within not just a recording of what she sees. Line,  color, texture and shapes are exaggerated to create and represent that feeling and mood. Movement and light adds to a feeling of abstraction to the paintings in Tara’s studio work tends to be reflective and more abstracted and is often based on imagery painted en plein air. An insight during a session en plein air definitely influences her studio work and visa versa.\nTara exhibits in many solo and group exhibitions and competes in plein air competitions regularly. Her work is held in public and private collections in Europe and the US. She received a BA from Chestnut Hill College and teacher certification from Kutztown University.

She is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. She continues to teach art workshops and has taken many groups to Europe to study.  www.tarafunkgrim.com

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Doug Small

Doug Small worked in Chester County most of his life as steeplechase jockey, thoroughbred horse trainer and architect. Retired to VA ZEastern shore- painting 3 years, Onancock Plein Air- 2nd place 2011, first place 2012, Williamsburg plein air 2nd 2011, Choncoteauge plein air 3rd 2011, Onancock plein air 3rd 2011, 1st 2012, Brandywine plein air honorable mention 2012.

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Matthew Amey’s work is influenced by his career as a professional tattoo artist, which has stretched over two decades. The figurative and illustrative aspects of tattoo art is difficult to suppress, and his tattooing experience has led to a desire to include some form of realism into fine art. Much of this work is rooted in painting, although recently he has been working with traditional printmaking methods and three-dimensional sculptural pieces. Recent works include a series of portraits in oil on canvas that depict various people with whom he interacts, a sculptural piece in which a glass of fresh water sits just out of reach atop a nine foot tall pedestal, and a series of screen printed images on paper that represent America’s cultural fascination with guns. The idea of using his work to inspire others to think is an exciting and fulfilling interaction for me. Starting a conversation through art is a complicated process that begins with imagination, rises through creation, and hopefully takes life as an inspiration to others. Matthew’s mantra: Imagine. Create. Inspire.

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“The End of Innocence” Series

Matthew Amey

“Inspired by a return to college after a 20-year hiatus, tattoo artist Matthew Amey’s “End of Innocence” series encapsulates the artist’s personal meditations on the transience of youth and the uncertainty of adulthood.

He explores the implications of these reflective thoughts and feelings with a depiction of the nostalgic sentiment of freedom coupled with stark, gestural strokes and symbolic details. In the enthralling design, a child is suspended mid-swing while a flock of birds circles the tree’s branches. The tree represents stability, safety, comfort, excitement, and the all-encompassing love of family, while the birds represent the opportunities and challenges the child will encounter as he or she reaches life’s crossroads.

With its strikingly straightforward duality, the piece juxtaposes a child’s carefree nature with an adult’s projection of the future, using a personal and universal childhood experience as an opportunity for deep expression. Made in Newark, Delaware and hand signed.”


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Lissa Abrams

After working 30 years in mental health policy and management for the state of Maryland, Lissa Abrams retired in July 2011. Throughout her career she painted occasionally, while yearning to devote more time to her love of painting. Retirement has afforded Lissa the opportunity to capture the beauty of Maryland’s scenery on canvas.

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Lissa paints in plein air in Baltimore City, on the eastern and western shores, and throughout Maryland’s beautiful countryside. When she paints, she enjoys capturing the light at various times of the day through the use of bold colors.

“There is nothing more exciting than capturing the beauty of nature on canvas.” Oil paints are her preferred medium.

Lissa is a graduate of Tufts University. She has taken art courses at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, (MICA);Mitchell School of Art, and currently studies with Paul Moscatt, retired MICA painting professor. Her work has been exhibited in local galleries and coffee houses in the Baltimore area.

Lissa was a selected participant in Cylburn Arboretum‘s 2011 and 2012 Celebration of Art; a juried participant artist in Solomons Plein Air Festival 2012; Plein Air Brandywine Valley 2012; Art Outside, Baltimore 2013; and Paint It Ellicott City 2013, MD; and Artists Paint Ocean City, 2013, Honorable Mention.

She has participated in “Paint the Towns” in St Michaels, MD, 2012; Chestertown, MD, 2013; Snow Hill, MD, 2013;Chesapeake City, MD 2011, 2012; and New Castle, DE2013.


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Sue Stefanski

Susan Stefanski has worked as an administrative assistant at Villanova University where I took my first art class in fall 1999. I have been fortunate to take classes at Villanova University, Main Line Art Center and Wayne Art Center. I have experimented with many art mediums but keep coming back to representational painting in Oil, Watercolor and Pastels falling under the umbrella of Gods Gifts. I left a great job at Villanova to paint full time and it has been a very rewarding experience. My work has been purchased or commissioned by many private collectors. Profits from my work benefit Philadelphia’s “Women of Hope” and “The Children in the Between”, Tanzania, Africa.

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Kirkwood Fields
Delaware Valley Art League
Main Line Art Center
Wayne Art Center
Media Arts Council
Pennsylvania Craftsmen’s Guild, Haverford Chapter

Juried Shows
Art of the Garden – 2011 Haverford Township Library
Philadelphia Sketch Club – Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings 2007, 2009, Art of the Flower 2009
Main Line Art – Works on Paper Juried Exhibition 2007
Wayne Art Center –2007 National Spring Juried Exhibition, Member’s Show 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Wayne Private Garden 2010, 2011
Delaware Valley Art League – Board Show 2011, Penn Med Exhibitions, Radnor, Penn Med Valley Forge, quarterly 2007-2011, People’s Gallery 2009, Wayne Art Center 2009, Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, winter 2010.
Haverford Guild of Craftsmen add Decemer 7-9, 2011

North End Trilogy, Barnegate Light, NJ
Z Gallery, West Chester, PA


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