2022 Artist Applications are CLOSED!

The July 8th deadline for Artist Applications has passed. Please email jnixon@cbhinc.org to request being put on the waiting list for consideration.


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Plein Air Brandywine Valley Schedule of Events

Opening Reception

November 11, 2022

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Susan Stefanski
I have always enjoyed taking raw materials and turning them into something beautiful. I discovered painting late in life and was thrilled to find this challenging creative process trying to capture the beauty and serenity I experience in nature. \ \ Painting has made me see the world differently and pay attention to shadows and colors like never before. I am more aware of my surroundings and most drawn to painting outside. Fields streams flowers in the landscape and shorelines call me to take brush and knife to canvas capturing light air space. I get lost in the cool and warm colors the soft and hard edges of my representational or slightly impressionistic work. I hope to convey to the viewer feelings of peace contentment and serenity. \ \ The challenges of my craft are a thrill and will continue to evolve. If I am not painting I am thinking about how to render a subject be it a flower or a child. I am so grateful for God’s gifts which can be found all around.\