D. Eleinne Basa – 2020 Brinton 101
Landscape painter D. Eleinne Basa calls the East Coast home, but her evocative landscapes has been shown in Invitational and Juried shows throughout the Country, such as The Collectors Reserve at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa , OK , the California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, CA, the Settlers West Great American West show in Tucson AZ, the National Cowboy Museum Miniature show in Tulsa OK, and the CM Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT. In 2016, and 2018 She was invited to be Part of the American Masters Exhibition at the Salmagundi club in NY, NY.
She also has won multiple awards for her work, most notable is the $15,000 Grand prize of the first Plein Air Salon hosted by Plein Air Magazine and the Art of the West Award of Excellence at the California Art Club Gold medal show in 2012. Her work has also been recognized as a finalist in the 2015 , 2017 and 2018 ARC Salon online competition. Most Recently she was awarded Best in Show , Artist Choice award at the 2018 American Masters at the Salmagundi Club, And People’s choice Award at the 2018 Inaugural American Tonalist Society show at the Salmagundi Club .
Eleinne was classically trained as a child. After graduating college, she furthered her art training by taking several workshops and diving into the competitive Plein Air competition scene. Today she spends more time in her studio and travelling to scenic locations to find inspiration and paintings. She has been working as a full time artist since 2004.
Eleinne finds inspiration in the work of 19th-century American painters such as tonalist George Inness as well as in the delicate, muted landscapes by Spanish artist Emilio Sánchez-Perrier. Among her favorite Landscape painters is the American Thomas Moran, Emile Carlsen , George Inness and Hugh Bolton Jones.
Basa’s moody works often straddle the artistic fence between realism and impressionism. Basa favors scenes with soft, low light conditions. Her signature landscapes depict everything from an old barn on the East Coast at sunrise to the gathering moonlight at sunset over a Pacific Northwest lake. One thing the viewer can count on—no matter the time of day or season she is portraying—is that the scene will evoke a strong sense of place and atmosphere. “The landscape is quite a challenge with its ever-changing light and moods,” she says. “To capture that moment of beauty and try to convey the poetry in the scene is what draws me to the landscape”.
California Art Club – Out of State Artist Member
American Tonalist Society
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
The Cherokee Club, Atlanta, GA
CM Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT