Visit the Art Gallery at the Liriodendron from July 28 through August 18 to view the beautiful works of Ellie Tryon Elgin, Rhoda Seiden, and Barbara Love – all painters skilled in the art of Plein Air.

Ellie Tryon Elgin Ellie has a B.F.A. in painting and drawing from Maryland Institute College of Art and an M.A.T. in Museum Education from George Washington University.  Ellie teaches art at the McFaul Senior Center and at Harford Community College. 

Ellie has recieved commendations, recognitions and certificates of appreciation from Animal Rescue Inc., the City of Baltimore, the State of Maryland and in the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center exhibit on “Creative Women of Maryland” for her artistic contributions.  

Ellie is a member of Harford County Artists Association, Arts by the Bay Gallery, Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. ​

Besides her love of animals, Ellie loves exploring the Maryland countryside painting the beauty of the MidAtlantic area. Ellie is currently working on a series of paintings that celebrate and portray the beauty of Harford County and surrounding areas. Most Wednesdays you can find Ellie along with her fellow artists at Liriodendron for an informal art critique of their latest works.

Rhoda Seiden works in both acrylics and watercolors.  Some of her watercolors reflect her interest in Japanese ink painting which she studied for several years.   In these, she attempts to combine the oriental style with the use of color more common to traditional watercolor paintings.  Other paintings treat the subject in accordance with a more conventional watercolor style. 

Both her watercolors and acrylics focus on color, light and rhythm, and she attempts to depict a variety of subjects in unique ways.  Landscapes, however, are a favorite subject.

Rhoda has traveled extensively in the Southwest and finds much inspiration in the colorful scenery, architecture, and art of that region.

Barbara Love has been actively painting for 35 years.  She formally trained at the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore. 

Barbara’s work is based on the fundamentals of design and composition, thus creating a finished work that will provide pleasure to both the emotions and the eye through many generations regardless of current and passing fashion trends.

Barbara has exhibited in galleries in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and her works can be found in many private collections. In addition to her original works, Ms. Love is a registered copyist at the National Gallery in Washington, DC and the Musee de Louvre in Paris.

Ms. Love regularly conducts painting classes and workshops.  She is an active member of the Wednesday Artists’ Group which meets at the Liriodendron.