Lillian Ansley - Co-Founder Olmsted Plein Air Invitational (10)


Lillian Ansley is the co-founder of the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational based here in Atlanta, Georgia.

In its 5th year of operation (as of 2019), the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational is one of the most prestigious plein air painting competitions in the United States. It is held in Atlanta, Georgia each spring. Plein air painters from all over the United States and beyond are invited to this competition! This year (2019), 26 of the most esteemed contemporary artists will be painting throughout Georgia and greater metropolitan Atlanta the week of April 28 - May 5.

In this episode, Lillian pulls back the curtain and gives us an insider view of what it’s like to run a plein air event, the lessons she has learned, and the inspiration she has experienced from working with so many fine artists.

The episode cover art you see above is from artist Christine Lashley - she was featured in episode 9 of the Artful Painter. This painting, titled Atlanta Rush (12x16” oil), was painted by Christine during the 2018 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational and won the Best Light (Cezanne) Award - juried by Kenn Backhaus, Tim Newton, and Seth Hopkins.


Lillian Ansley

Co-Founder of Olmsted Plein Air Invitational


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