South Street Art Gallery in Easton will present a new collection of works by award winning artist, Lani Browning, during the month of October.
Opening October 5, “Seasons” is an artist’s seasonal journey of landscapes and intimate portraits of the flowers and trees that inhabit the Eastern Shore. Lani has been working on this show since late 2017.
Lani explains her inspiration for the exhibit, “It was a blessing to have the time to let this show unfold…see where the inspiration led me. The quiet snows of January and the rare warm day in February that offered a chance to study the Atlantic Ocean at Henlopen State Park, to the burst of spring in the blossoms of our native redbud. Warmer weather brought a sense of personal excitement to study nature and blossoms after the long, cold winter. Hello hellebores and cherry blossoms!”
Lani’s paintings reflect a quiet elegance, with soft tonalist colors and her classic and gentle vision. Her years of experience show in her confident and mature brushwork. Her early career as an illustrator took a new direction when one day she enrolled in a plein air landscape class and found that this perfectly blended her love of gardens and art. Now after over 25 years of plein air painting, she is enjoying this new vision of exploring a more intimate way of expressing herself.
“I’ve liked observing the trees and flowers, listening to their stories. This time I was focusing on pulling in and out of the details with different degrees of finish.”
A juried member of the Salmagundi Club, Oil Painters of America and the historic 105-year-old Washington Society of Landscape Painters (where Lani serves as their archivist), a past artist of Plein Air Easton and other events, her work was also published in Gary Pendleton’s book 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid- Atlantic. Lani continues to enjoy her garden and the quieter life that living on the Eastern Shore brings.
“Seasons,” a solo exhibition by Lani Browning, will be on display from October 5 through 28, with an Opening Reception on Friday, October 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. South Street Art Gallery is located at 5 South Street in Easton. For more information, call 410-598-1666 or visit southstreetartgallery.com.