elise Phillips, Susan Reiser & Teresa DeSeve
Showing Oct 2nd - Oct 26th
Artist Reception - Thurs., Oct. 3rd 5:30PM -8:00PM
Meet, mingle, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and some lite bites with Elise, Susan & Teresa
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 New England coast.
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, American Impressionist Society and the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters.
Susan Reiser, known as Cloud Nine Painter, is a fine artist in Malvern, PA. Susan has developed her own unique style and brings a strong sense of rhythm to her work. She has a reverence for the ocean and a love of the outdoors. Her hobbies include golf and spending time by the water, primary in Avalon, New Jersey, which inspire her choice of subjects. Susan paints with acrylic and oils and her practiced technique conveys a sense of peace and calm that we feel with the natural environment. She aims for relentless energetic expression in each of her paintings. She has also created many commissioned works of art.
Teresa DeSeve was born in Beloit, Wisconsin in 1948. At age 15, her family moved outside of Philadelphia, and it was there she first saw a major museum, one of the wonders of my adolescent world.
Teresa entered the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later earned a BFA degree from Rosemont College. After marriage and raising a family, Teresa returned to her artist life, and to the medium of pastel, which offered her freshness, directness of application, and sensitivity in application.
Today, she is a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of America, holds signature membership in the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and has been awarded the Crest Medal by that society.
Teresa has been featured in the Pastel Journal magazine, and am represented in private collections.
Today, her work is an exploration of the spiritual side of human experience through the element of light. This allows Teresa to convey our struggle and joys in emerging from darkness