Paint Annapolis is on the way! Learn more about the juried artists and get yourself ready for this historic Plein air painting festival. 

We’re excited to welcome Lon Brauer back again from Granite City, Ilinois as a juried artist for Paint Annapolis 2022! Lon Brauer is known for his figure and plein air landscape paintings. He studied in St. Louis, Missouri at Washington University and Fontbonne University earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree.

(Above) Lon Brauer

Brauer’s esthetic is inspired by early 20th Century Realism and the Golden Age of Illustration. Born in 1955 Brauer was influenced by Abstract Expressionism resulting in a style of traditionalism and avant guard.

“Glimmer,” oil on panel, by Lon Brauer, from Paint Annapolis 2020

He began college studying biology but changed his focus to art and concentrated on both painting and graphic design.

“Dad was a pharmacist and I was tapped to do the same but I had always leaned heavy on art throughout my early years and that was where the passion lived.“

– Lon Brauer
“Sunday Row,” oil, by Lon Brauer, from Paint Annapolis 2020

“There is a wonderment that comes with the creation of an image in paint. A malleable substance stored in a tube is transformed into a visual metaphor that can touch memory and emotion. I paint figure and landscape. I paint in studio and en plein air.”

– Lon Brauer
“Monday Morning,” oil, by Lon Brauer, from Paint Annapolis 2020

After graduating, Lon began working at a photography studio and eventually became one of St. Louis’ top photographers. He worked as a photographer for 30 years with advertising agencies and design firms.

“Boats in the Garden,” oil, by Lon Brauer, from Paint Annapolis 2020

“I look for things that I’ve never seen before or that I think will live within the broad world of art making with some relevance…”

– Lon Brauer
“Our House,” oil on panel, by Lon Brauer, from Paint Annapolis 2020

Lon Brauer has shown his work both nationally and overseas. He holds signature membership with Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, Outdoor Painters Society, and American Society of Marine Artists. He travels extensively with top plein air events each season. When home, he is in studio painting and sculpting. He holds frequent workshops where he teaches drawing and painting through figurative themes. Lon Brauer Studios is in Granite City, IL where Lon lives with his partner, quillwork artist Djuana Tucker.

Learn more about Lon on his website here.

Join Lon as one of the public artists for this year’s Paint Annapolis Plein air festival. Learn more paintannapolis.org

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