As we count down to Paint Annapolis 2016, MFA will be featuring diffrent artists of the day to let you learn more about the people who are competing and exhibiting in Paint Annapolis.
Paint Annapolis 2016
Competition: May 30th through June 5th
Exhibition: June 5th through the 12th
Elise Philips 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 to exhibit there.
A graduate of the Hussian School of Art in 1983 and has been working as a illustrator and graphic designer with many successful commissions in the business community. With an inherent interest in painting she enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, graduating
with a diverse knowledge of the Academy’s traditions.
Elise has for many years maintained a studio in Elverson, Pennsylvania where the bucolic countryside is a well of inspiration for her art, as is the Jersey Shore, New England, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she is a frequent visitor.
An award winning exhibitor, she is a signature of the Philadelphia Color Society, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Oil Painters of America, and the Mid Atlantic Air Painters.