SHOWING October 18th - November 11th
ARTIST RECEPTION - Thurs., October 19th 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Open to the Public.... Come meet, mingle, enjoy a glass of wine and some lite bites with our fabulous artists currently showing at Gallery222!
Elise Phillips was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania into a family with an extensive background in the fine arts. Her great, great grandfather founded Newman Galleries in Philadelphia in 1865, and today she is the fifth generation of the family involved in the arts.
A graduate of The Hussian School of Art in 1983, she was an accomplished illustrator and graphic designer with many successful commissions in the business community. With an inherent passion for painting, she enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, emerging well schooled in the tradition of the Academy.
Elise has for many years maintained a studio in Elverson, Pennsylvania, where the bucolic countryside is a constant source of inspiration for many of her paintings, as is Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, the Chesapeake Bay and the coast of Maine.
An award winning exhibitor, she is a signature member of the Philadelphia Water Color Society, a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Oil Painters of America, and the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters.
Originally from Chicago, Ken Karlic's earliest memories are of drawing, but it wasn't until he began to travel in his mid 20s that he started painting in watercolors. This began a three decades long refinement of his techniques, which continues today. Ken enjoys painting with a sense of urgency and passion that is more about capturing the essence rather than the specifics of any location.
Ken Karlic studied architecture, painting and graphic design at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and he received a BFA in graphic design in 1986. Ken is a founding partner of the Baltimore-area firm Splice Design Group, with clients including the Guggenheim Foundation and Smithsonian Institution. He is a weekly instructor at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio in Stevensville MD and he is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association (MAPAPA), a Signature Artist Member of Baltimore Watercolor Society and a Signature Artist Member of Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton University in New Jersey.
Liz was born in Niagara Falls, NY and spent her childhood there and in Pittsburgh, PA. As a young adult she moved to Eastern Pennsylvania. Her education led her into a career in a corporate accounting vocation. Mid career, she followed a more passionate calling, returning to school and entered the field of interior design, which she still practices.
A life long love of the arts kindled her desire to paint. She has been enrolled as a student at the Wayne Art Center and has participated in numerous oil painting workshops.
Liz is a member of the Delaware Valley Art League, Berks Art Alliance, Yellow Springs Studio, Greater Norristown Art League, and the Wayne Art Center. She has been in numerous juried exhibits and her work is in a number of private collections.