Walking near the waterfront in Old Town mid-week produced a wonderful conversation with two artists, Susan Johnson and Ellie Kileline. Under a shady spot where the Strand meets Prince Street by Founders Park, they focused sharply on a row of buildings you might know as centered on Chadwick’s. Their painted beauty stood in stark contrast to the opposite side of The Strand, a set of blocks long, long, overdue for improvement.
These ladies are part of The Art League Pleine Air Painters, a group that formed last year and gets together informally in Alexandria and elsewhere in the region.
Anyone interested in joining can contact The Art League or contact Johnson at ArtistSJ@gmail.com