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Through interviews with artists, collectors, and gallery owners, the Plein Air Easton Podcast seeks to explore the world of plein air art and foster an art-loving community.

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Through interviews with artists, collectors, and gallery owners, the Plein Air Easton Podcast seeks to explore the world of plein air art and foster an art-loving community.

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English


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The Same Picture of a Rubber Duck with Philip Carlton

8/17/2023
Philip Carlton talks purpose, inspiration, and marketing woes with Tim and Marie. We recorded this compelling interview several months ago, but we weren't able to release it when we shifted our staff energy to redesigning our foundation website. Our apologies for the delayed release, but we hope you enjoy. Philip Alexander Carlton is a self taught plein air painter who takes delight in the endless challenge of observational painting. Although his foray into outdoor painting began in the urban Midwest, his travels and artistic passion for scale and atmosphere left him enamored with the western states. He currently resides and paints most often in the desert canyons of Fruita, Colorado. His artistic philosophy centers on the belief that painting is just as much about process as it is about product. Consequently, all of his work is started and finished on location, often over multiple days as light and conditions necessitate. For Philip, painting “en plein air” is its own form of expression and is not just a stepping stone towards creating larger works or a means by which to study an environment; creation in nature is at the core of his artistic practice. Although his chosen subject matter may change with the season and his visual style continues to evolve, it still carries with it the same soul of his early plein air work: his paintings have always served as a visual journal of his life and travels, and as such tell a story which can vary wildly between both the classically grand and the uncomfortably gritty locales that he explores. Follow Philip Carlton: Official Site Facebook Instagram Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube Instructional Videos To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions and Scott Gratton.

Duration:00:59:11

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The Moment You Let Go with Bernie Dellario

3/24/2023
Bernie Dellario come into the studio to speak with Tim and Marie. He talks about his painting trip to Italy that caused him to miss an early Plein Air Easton event, his approach to teaching, and gives Tim and Marie a little demo on how to mix paint. “From the beautiful to the discarded, I am inspired by many things as an artist. I rarely know what will be the subject of my painting efforts, but once discovered, I strive to articulate my impression of that reality into a collection of abstract shapes, strong design and color” Bernard Dellario earned a bachelor's degree from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with emphasis on finance and art history. He studied Art at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia and attended several workshops with nationally known artists. He has been a member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters since 2003. Fondly known as WSLP, one of the oldest active artist organizations in the Washington area, Bernard currently serves as President. He teaches painting classes through several venues, has won national awards and exhibits throughout the Maryland Eastern Shore and Washington, DC regions. Follow Bernie Dellario: Official Site Facebook Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube Instructional Videos To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:56:41

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Imposter Syndrome with Tim Beall

3/10/2023
In an incredibly brave and vulnerable interview, artist Tim Beall discusses the inner battles he endures as he pursues his art. Growing up in an environment that he describes as being synonymous with "toxic masculinity", Beall speaks to the struggle to acknowledge his drive to be creative that brought him from athlete to artist. Tim Bell began serious painting study with the well-known portrait painter Cedric Egeli in 1994 and assisted Cedric in teaching color painting at the Cape Cod School of Art. Tim studied briefly with Maryland Impressionist John Ebersberger, who introduced him to George T. Thurmond. It was Thurmond, a devoted student of the late Henry Hensche, who Tim credits with having taught him the principles of the Hensche method of painting. A painting trip to Scotland in year 2006 was a significant turning point in Tim’s methods and style of painting. It brought new ideas and a fresh vision as he added tonalist color theory to his palette. Painting trips in following summers to Cape Cod, Gloucester, and Monhegan Island cemented these color theories and a painting friendship with Robert Gruppe. Tim uses oils and a combination of palette knives and brushes on canvas to create his paintings that are a tribute to the rich artistic heritage of American plein air painting. For a period of time Tim had the unique experience of working on a fishing boat on the Chesapeake Bay. It was this experience that gave him an appreciation of the majesty and unique history of oyster boats under sail. The Chesapeake Bay, the skipjacks, bugeyes and schooners that ply its waters are some of his favorite painting subjects. He also enjoys frequent painting trips to New England, Scotland and Italy. Tim’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He is an active participant in plein air painting competitions and is a sought-after instructor for his oil painting workshops. His paintings hang in private collections throughout the United States and Great Britain and are also included in the collection of Frostburg State University. In 2004 Tim was honored to be juried into the "Sunlight and Shadow" exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. In the 2006 Paint Easton plein air painting competition, Tim Bell won the Grand Prize for his oil painting of skipjacks on the Chesapeake Bay. He has won many awards since then, including the 2009 Plein Air Easton Artists Choice Award and the Best Marine painting. Follow Tim Beall: Instagram Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube Instructional Videos To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear.

Duration:01:15:39

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It's Not About The Rooster with Christine Lashley

2/24/2023
Thoughtful and friendly, Christine Lashley shares with Tim and Marie her journey as an artist and her approach to her art that is very introspective and optimistic. While the conversation never closes the loop on being chased by a bear, we do discover the surprising poignancy of her first painting of a rooster. Christine is an American artist known for her colorful and dramatic oils. Christine has been involved in the arts all her life, with early years sketching outdoors and watching her mother and grandmother create sculpture. She spent several years in the high fashion world of Europe, and then worked in graphic design and creating murals. She began painting professionally with watercolors but moved to oils in 2009. Most of Christine's art ideas are gathered by painting outdoors (plein air). The beauty of a moment held in memory and fusing reality and the abstract are key elements of her style. With a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and prior study at the Sorbonne and Parsons in Paris, Christine continued her art education with workshops from prominent artists. Her awards include Best of Show at: Plein Air Telluride, Bath County, and En Plein Air Texas. Other awards include the Bold Brush Award, ARC salon, Plein Air Salon Top 5 Annual Finalist, and numerous Oil Painter's of America (OPA) awards. Publications include the cover of Plein Air Magazine. She has taught workshops and classes for over 25 years. Follow Christine Lashley: Official Site Facebook Instagram Pinterest Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube Instructional Videos To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions and Scott Gratton.

Duration:00:56:08

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The Gift to Rediscover Yourself with May Klisch

11/18/2022
May Klisch made her Plein Air Easton debut this year and won the judge's choice award for her work "The Font of American Farmers". Tim and Jess talk with May about how she failed art in high school, her gratitude for those that helped her rediscover the artist in her, and craft beer. Someone once remarked of my work: “I see why there is as much breadth as there is depth; as much whimsy as weight; as much energy as tranquility. Her work reflects her, her facets, passions, and life’s journey.” The movement and growth in my work are time bridges; each phase is at once new, and old, and forever…like the stories we collect, but that also collect us. I am a Singapore-born Midwestern American artist working with a variety of media exploring contemporary art expression. Follow May Klisch: Official Site Facebook Instagram Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube Instructional Videos To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear.

Duration:00:54:11

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The Magic of the Medium with Mick McAndrews

11/8/2022
Despite being a relative new-comer to plein air painting, Mick McAndrews won 3rd place at the 2022 Plein Air Easton festival with his piece "Good Morning Oxford". After having technical difficulties during our first interview with Mick, Tim and Jess sat down with him again and this time discuss identifying as a "capital A, Artist", why Mick loves watercolor, and golf as a metaphor for painting. "I am a passionate painter who believes that time spent painting is precious. My goal is to draw and paint every day and I believe that the fastest way to artistic growth is through the activity of painting. I enjoy painting outside to take advantage of surroundings, natural light, and the sights and sounds that influence each painter's creative nature. Outside in nature’s studio is where I find the greatest challenge and the greatest reward. I am challenged to capture the moment because light and its effect, reflection and cast shadow changes continuously. I am forced to simplify, to reduce the overwhelming complexity of what’s in front of me into only the most important shapes and values. My nature is to be spontaneous so working loose and impressionistically appeals to me. The magic of watercolor is found in the partnership between artist and medium, of finding a balance between the knowledge, technique and skill of the painter while leaving room for the magic that makes watercolor so distinctive." Follow Mick McAndrews: Official Site Facebook Instagram Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube Instructional Videos To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions and Scott Gratton.

Duration:00:50:32

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Sliding Door Moments with Marilyn Rose

10/21/2022
First time Plein Air Easton juried artist Marilyn Rose sold very well in 2022 and joins Tim and Marie to discuss her experience. Through that conversation, they debate what qualifies as "art", how she returned to art after a career in graphic design, and the careers of the OTHER Marilyn Rose's in the country. Marilyn Rose, a NJ resident, is a signature member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the Northeast Watercolor Society, New Jersey Watercolor Society, Garden State Watercolor Club and the Baltimore Watercolor Society. Her paintings have won numerous awards in statewide and national exhibitions and have been juried into numerous shows and plein air competitions. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections across the U.S. and Canada and her illustrations have appeared in national magazines. She teaches at the various locations, including her home studio and Art School at the Old Church in Demarest, NJ, runs a plein air workshop each summer at the Landgrove Inn in Vermont. In 2013, Marilyn was selected to be an artist in residence in Bryant Park in NYC and continues to run workshops there as well. While her paintings take the natural world around her as their subject matter, they are really about edges; the places where things meet: paint and paper, light and shadow, pigment and water, reality and abstraction. They document an inner journey and an outer journey simultaneously. Marilyn’s work takes a traditional medium, and pushes its boundaries, with a boldness and exuberance, which she invites the viewer to share. Follow Marilyn Rose: Official Site Facebook Instagram Vimeo Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube Instructional Videos To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear.

Duration:00:44:19

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2022 Festival Recap

10/7/2022
It's been a few months since this year's festival concluded and the team has had a chance to breathe and reflect on what all went down. Tim, Marie, and Jess chat about all of the festivities and how the changes in the economy can impact the arts. Whether or not you were able to attend the festival in person, this conversation provides an insider look at how the competition operates and how adjustments and changes are made from year to year. Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube Instructional Videos To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions and Scott Gratton.

Duration:00:35:13

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The Ability to See with Robert J Simone

9/23/2022
LIVE from Plein Air Easton 2022, Tim and Jess talk with alumni artist Robert J Simone. Robert discusses professional art organizations, his love for boats, and how he found himself returning to his love of art. Simone derives inspiration from coastal scenery and marine subjects. He loves color and the natural harmonies that surround us. He's also fascinated by the many ways humans give shape, form and function to the world's raw materials. That's what draws him to the maritime, transportation and industrial subjects he paints so well. But his first love is the coastal landscape of West Central Florida. Follow Robert J Simone: Official Site Facebook Instagram Twitter Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube Instructional Videos To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. This episode is sponsored by JFM Enterprises, providing distinctive ready-made and custom frames & mouldings to the trade since 1974. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions & Scott Gratton.

Duration:00:59:08

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Ordered Chaos with Georganna Lenssen

9/9/2022
LIVE from Plein Air Easton 2022, Tim and Jess talk with alumni artist Georganna Lenssen. This fascinating dive into Georganna's career covers her work painting African dogs, cardboard cakes, and her pen pals in prison (something her grandmother inspired her to do). "My work is the culmination of response, absorption and interpretation of place or content. A thread of commonality exists—from exquisitely patterned African wild dogs to densely sensual frosted cakes to the evocative nature of abandoned structures and the secrets within—the multi-faceted richness of imagery. Opacities, transparencies and iridescences offer a myriad of painterly opportunities. Here is where instinct, memory and sensation merge for me, creating a visual language of mark-making, color interaction and finally the landscape of the painted surface." Follow Georganna Lenssen: Official Site Facebook Instagram Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube Instructional Videos To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. This episode is sponsored by JFM Enterprises, providing distinctive ready-made and custom frames & mouldings to the trade since 1974. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions & Podington Bear.

Duration:00:41:49

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The Perfect Painting Is Inside You with Julie Riker

8/26/2022
LIVE from Plein Air Easton 2022, Tim and Jess talk with alumni artist Julie Riker. They discuss her early years as an artist and how her career in architectural restoration influenced and informed her painting technique. "I consider myself primarily an observational painter, painting mostly from life, and often outside ‘en plein air’. Painting in one session, “Alla prima” keeps the surface fresh. I like to look for interesting compositions and often don’t know what I will choose to paint until I get to a location. Sometimes what attracts me is simply a light effect and, though my work is representational, it is often the abstract patterns of shadows that get me started. I paint a vast range of subjects, and am always looking for a new challenge." Pennsylvania artist Julie Riker studied Illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. After graduating she became involved in the historic restoration of the PA State Capitol, replicating original decorative painting, stenciling and applying gold leaf and ornamental plaster finishes. In 1996 Julie started her own decorative painting business creating artwork for individual homes and businesses. Working out of her Camp Hill studio she specializes in custom art, decorative painting, murals and faux finishes for walls and furniture. She has travelled from New York to Florida for commissioned projects, and has even created and painted wall finishes for the PA Governor’s residence in 2002. When not working for a client, Julie enjoys painting outdoors. Often these plein air paintings serve as inspiration for larger studio pieces, but some stand on their own as observations of the beauty and variety of nature. She has participated in many national plein air events and won several awards. Recent accomplishments are First Place at Paint Annapolis, Artist’s Choice Award at Paint Snow Hill, People’s Choice Award for Quick Draw at Finger Lakes Plein Air, Plein Air Magazine Award at the Wayne Plein Air Festival, Plein Air Salon Finalist, and Feature Artist juried into Plein Air Easton. Follow Julie Riker: Official Site Facebook Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube Instructional Videos To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. This episode is sponsored by JFM Enterprises, providing distinctive ready-made and custom frames & mouldings to the trade since 1974. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:37:10

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Think Before You Panic with Marie Nuthall: The festival kickoff episode

7/14/2022
It's our season finale and the kickoff of PLEIN AIR EASTON!! As the event coordinator for Plein Air Easton, Marie Nuthall is truly the belle of the ball during the hottest week and a half of the summer in Easton. Today hosts Tim and Jess turn the mic around on her and find out what brought her to the planning side of the largest outdoor painting competition in the country. All three share their excitement for the festival they feel in the preceding days and give some details regarding what is new and exciting for the 18th year. Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. This episode is sponsored by JFM Enterprises, providing distinctive ready-made and custom frames & mouldings to the trade since 1974. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:51:13

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What Moves Your Spirit with Dan Weiss

7/1/2022
Dan Weiss, president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, served as the judge of the 2021 Plein Air Easton art competition. As we worked with Dan during the festival, we found him to be a passionate, kind, and easy-going man that was able to say incredibly intelligent things in a way that felt connecting when other wise people may sound exclusionary. He joined us virtually from quarantine to share the story of how he became such a uniquely qualified candidate for his role at the Met and express his love for Plein Air painting. A scholar of art history and a seasoned leader of complex institutions, Dan Weiss was previously President and Professor of Art History of Haverford College and, from 2005 to 2013 of Lafayette College. He holds an MBA from Yale and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University in western medieval and Byzantine art, where he joined the art history faculty and in six years rose to full professor and then chair of the department. Three years later, he became the James B. Knapp Dean of Johns Hopkins’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. He holds a BA in Art History and Psychology from The George Washington University. The author of six books and numerous articles, Weiss has published and lectured widely on a variety of topics, including the art of the Middle Ages and the Crusades, higher education, museums, and American culture. His most recent books include In That Time: Michael O’Donnell and the Tragic Era of Vietnam (2019), and Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts (2013). Earlier in his career, Weiss spent four years as a management consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton in New York. The recipient of fellowships from Harvard University, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Weiss received the Business and Society Award from the Yale School of Management, the Van Courtlandt Elliott Award from the Medieval Academy of America for scholarship in medieval studies, the Distinguished Alumni Award from George Washington University, and he was inducted into the Society of Scholars at Johns Hopkins in 2018. Follow The MET: Official Site Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. This episode is sponsored by JFM Enterprises, providing distinctive ready-made and custom frames & mouldings to the trade since 1974. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions & Scott Gratton.

Duration:00:48:58

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A Wonderful Journey with Betty Huang

6/17/2022
Betty Huang is an artist, the owner of Studio B Gallery, the current president of The Working Artists Forum, and a long time partner of Plein Air Easton. Tim and Jess sit down with Betty in the studio to find out more about how she became so ingrained in Easton's art scene. A well-respected and award-winning artist, Betty is also the owner of Studio B Art Gallery in Easton, Maryland. Betty’s artwork is collected by clients worldwide, currently appearing in private collections on at least four continents. Inspired by her own travels, Betty consistently uses elements from around the world in her work, organizing workshops in cities and communities spanning the globe on her quest to enhance the arts community. In addition to her own endeavors, Betty is also the President of the Working Artists Forum, a juried art organization with over 100 members on the Eastern Shores. Follow Betty Huang: Official Site Facebook Instagram Follow Studio B Gallery: Official Site Facebook Instagram Follow The Working Artists Forum: Official Site Facebook Instagram Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. This episode is sponsored by JFM Enterprises, providing distinctive ready-made and custom frames & mouldings to the trade since 1974. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:56:55

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The Importance of the Plein Air Movement with Nancy Tankersley

6/3/2022
As one of the founders of Plein Air Easton, artist Nancy Tankersley is a visionary that anticipated the growth of the Plein Air movement and took that opportunity to begin what has grown into the largest outdoor painting competition in the country. Tim and Marie ask Nancy about the beginnings of Plein Air Easton, her definition of Plein Air, and the broader meaning of the growing movement. Nancy Tankersley began her career as a portraitist but entered the gallery scene with figurative paintings of people at work and at leisure. Currently as she searches for the unpredictable, Tankersley moves between landscape, figures and still life. Incorporating non- traditional tools , supports and technologies for her paintings she remains faithful to her impressionistic style. Active in the current plein air movement, and a founder of Plein Air Easton, she travels worldwide participating in competitions, judging and teaching. In 2018,2019 and 2020 she was invited to be an instructor and demonstrator at the Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe and released two instructional videos with Lilliedahl Videos. In 2016 and 2017 she was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Masters Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. Recent honors include Best of Show at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia International Plein Air 2018, Best of Show at the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2017 and the Dickinson Award for Best Painting by a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society 2016 Annual Juried Exhibit. In 2019 she was selected to be the Featured Artist at the 49th Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland. She is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, the American Society for Marine Art, and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters and also holds memberships in the Washington Society for Landscape Painters and the Salmagundi Club. Founder and Director of the Easton Studio, a workshops facility begun in Easton in 2010, the artist mentors and teaches workshops and also sponsors workshops by nationally known painters. Follow Nancy Tankersly: Official Site Facebook Instagram Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. This episode is sponsored by JFM Enterprises, providing distinctive ready-made and custom frames & mouldings to the trade since 1974. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:56:28

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Makers Gonna Make with Nicholas O'Leary

5/20/2022
Artist Nicholas O'Leary won the Quick Draw his first time at Plein Air Easton in 2019 earning him an automatic entry into the following festival, but when COVID altered the landscape of international travel he found himself unable to cash in his award. With a safer situation in 2022, Nicholas is finally returning to our competition. Jess and Tim talk with Nicholas about his inspiration and his take on the Plein Air scene in Norway. Nicholas O’Leary (born in 1986 in Gisborne, New Zealand) has a degree in Architecture from the University of Auckland (2009). Since graduating he has lived and worked in Bergen, Norway, wher he can be found hiking in the mountains with his easel strapped to his backpack in often challenging conditions. He has painted since childhood and has studied under many artists, most notably with Odd Nerdrum in Norway. O’Leary works largely from life whereby the observation of previously unnoticed subtleties are prioritised. The recognition of which allow O’Leary to bend physical rules in his paintings and challenge our perceptions of truth and deception, reality and fantasy. The accululation and manipulation of observations is not limited by a specific subject matter. He paints across the board, and has won international prizes in portraiture, figurative paintings, larger imaginative compositions, landscapes, cityscapes, and still lifes. Follow Nicholas O'Leary: Official Site Facebook Instagram Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. This episode is sponsored by JFM Enterprises, providing distinctive ready-made and custom frames & mouldings to the trade since 1974. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions and Podington Bear.

Duration:00:42:47

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Don't Be An Artist with Thomas Bucci

4/8/2022
Watercolor artist Thomas Bucci talks with Tim and Jess about his careers that led him to art and the era he grew up in that felt that careers in art were risky and not likely to succeed. He proved them all wrong when he made more selling his architectural renderings than he did as an architect. "I’ve chosen watercolor for its ability to quickly suggest form with loose washes and to conjure the illusion of detail with crisp brushwork. I also love the gestural quality, capriciousness, and spontaneity of a transparent medium. The way I approach watercolor requires me to work quickly and I’m willing to take the risks associated with that to fully realize its potential." "I am always actively looking for ideas for paintings. Sometimes the scene serves up a ready painting idea and I just have to put it down on paper. More often ideas come from something less complete; a glimpse of atmospheric effects, the way sunlight lands on a surface, or an element in a landscape. The most important part of painting for me is not actually painting, but the mental preparation that I’m doing all the time, but I do paint at every opportunity. Small pencil or watercolor sketches are also a key part of my process." "I paint in the studio but I prefer to work from life and on location, drawing inspiration directly from a subject. However, I treat what I see in front of me as a suggestion that can be manipulated as needed. A painting is not bound by existing light conditions, actual colors, or physical elements. I often move, eliminate, and add things to make a composition. This is the real joy of painting for me. I feel a painting is successful when I envision the result first and then make that happen. If a painting succeeds without a plan, it’s just luck." Follow Thomas Bucci: Official Site Facebook Instagram Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. This episode is sponsored by JFM Enterprises, providing distinctive ready-made and custom frames & mouldings to the trade since 1974. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions and Scott Gratton.

Duration:00:44:26

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A Different Vision of the Same Thing with Leonard Mizerek

3/25/2022
Plein Air Easton alumnus Leonard Mizerek joins Tim and Marie to chat about his long history competing at Plein Air Easton, his recent move to Florida, and his painting trips abroad. Leonard also talks about his approach to preparing his palette and how different painting surfaces impact his works. Leonard Mizerek Fellow, ASMA, nurtured his artistic love of nature while growing up and painting in the Brandywine Valley and countryside of nearby Pennsylvania. His early influence was with the Pennsylvania Impressionists and Brandywine School. Known for his colorful, luminous seascapes and expressive brushwork, Leonard paints on site deriving inspiration from the many nearby coastal locations as well as harbors throughout the world. A central theme throughout Leonard’s work is his use of light. In Mizerek’s words, “ Light alters the color of all objects and touches those nearby. It sets a mood and evokes emotion, which I strive to portray in my work. I often explore various methods to interpret the way I view nature. I prefer marine subjects because I enjoy the way water reflects the floating objects, as well as the sky and time of day. It mirrors shapes and intensifies light. I paint outdoors to capture the light first hand and bring out all its color and luminosity. Throughout the last few years, Leonard participated in several invitational Plein Air events including Mystic, Annapolis, winning Honorable Mention and Easton Md. winning Second Place in the Quick Draw event. He was featured painting live on TV France3 during a major antique boat festival. His painting was recently purchased by the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. Follow Leonard Mizerek: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. This episode is sponsored by JFM Enterprises, providing distinctive ready-made and custom frames & mouldings to the trade since 1974. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions and Scott Gratton.

Duration:00:43:56

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Learning to See with Karl Terry

3/11/2022
Today Tim and Marie are joined by artist Karl Terry all the way from the Isle of Oxney in Kent. This raucous conversation has Karl spinning some of his favorite stories and recounting various mishaps he has experienced throughout his painting career. "I paint landscapes and cityscapes both here in the UK and abroad. I have been fortunate to paint with many of the UK & USA ‘s finest living landscape painters and am fortunate to have many of them as friends.. I am proud to be a member of The Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Wapping Group of Artists and the Rye Society of Artists. I live on the Isle of Oxney in Kent and paint outside in all weathers. My work is an immediate response to what I see and feel when immersed in the everchanging landscape. This process has opened my eyes to the beauty that can be found everywhere, even in the mundane." Follow Karl Terry: Official Site Facebook Instagram Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. This episode is sponsored by JFM Enterprises, providing distinctive ready-made and custom frames & mouldings to the trade since 1974. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:52:56

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Chasing the Light with Henry Coe

2/25/2022
As an early curator at the Academy Art Museum, Henry Coe's artistic roots in Talbot County go back quite a ways. Tim and Marie talked with Henry about his history as an artist and the evolutions of plein air art becoming a competition. "I received a BA in English from Roanoke College and an MFA in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art. I began painting seriously on the eastern shore of Maryland while working as curator in Easton at The Academy of Arts and teaching at Chesapeake College. I was drawn to the low horizon and the big sky: a Dutch landscape quality of light reflected off of the water and back into the clouds. I spent seven months painting in China through a Maryland "sister state" relation with Anhui Province and accompanied a Maryland State Arts Council exhibit which included my work to Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. I have done three artist's residencies in France and made many other painting visits there. Since 2016 I have participated in numerous plein air events, several times in Plein Air Easton. Over the years I have shown regularly in galleries in Chicago, Houston and Baltimore. I work in oils on a large and small scale and prefer to work en plein air as much as possible. I like to paint the lengthening shadows and lowering light that occur toward the end of day or the softer light of early morning. Ideally, I want my work to have a sense of light traveling through air in space. Having a palpable sense of air in a painting is important to me. The light and shadow define the mundane objects of a landscape I see as disappearing: family farms or the "rural industrial" look that was once representative of many small towns. I have worked primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region, coastal Maine, Texas and western France." Follow Henry Coe: Official Site Facebook Instagram Follow Plein Air Easton: Official Site Facebook Instagram YouTube To inquire about being a guest or sponsoring the Plein Air Easton Podcast, send us an email at info@pleinaireaston.com. This episode is sponsored by JFM Enterprises, providing distinctive ready-made and custom frames & mouldings to the trade since 1974. Music in this episode was generously provided by Blue Dot Sessions.

Duration:00:46:32