D. Eleinne Basa
Although landscape painter D. Eleinne Basa calls the East Coast home, her evocative landscapes have been shown in invitational and juried shows throughout the country. These include such prestigious exhibitions as The Collectors Reserve at the Gilcrease Museum (Tulsa, OK ), the California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition at the Autry National Center (Los Angeles), the Small Works show at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (Oklahoma City, OK), and more. In 2016, Basa was invited to participate in the American Masters exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in New York City, and she is honored to return for this year’s 10th anniversary exhibition.
Basa has won multiple awards for her work, most notably the $15,000 Grand Prize at the inaugural Plein Air Salon hosted by Plein Air magazine, and the Art of the West Award of Excellence at the California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition in 2012. Her work has also been recognized as a finalist in the 2015 and 2017 Art Renewal Center’s International Salon Competition. Her work can be found in the permanent collection of the Academy Art Museum (Easton, MD), the Cherokee Town and Country Club (Atlanta), and the C.M. Russell Museum (Great Falls, MT).
After receiving a classical education as a child and a college degree, Basa furthered her art education by taking several workshops and plunging into the competitive plein air-competition scene. Today she spends more time in her studio and travelling to scenic locations to find inspiration and painting ideas. She has been working as a full-time artist since 2004.
The artist finds inspiration in the work of such 19th-century American painters as tonalist George Inness as well as in the delicate, muted landscapes of Spanish artist Emilio Sánchez-Perrier. Among her favorite landscape painters are Thomas Moran, Emile Carlsen, and Hugh Bolton Jones.
Basa’s moody works often straddle the artistic fence between realism and impressionism. She 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: regardless of the time of day or season the artist is portraying, the scene will evoke a strong sense of place and atmosphere.
“The landscape is quite a challenge with its ever-changing light and moods. To capture a moment of beauty and try to convey the poetry in a scene is what draws me to the landscape” ~ D. Eleinne Basa
Basa is represented by The Artful Deposit (Bordentown, NJ), Astoria Fine Art (Jackson, WY), Howard/Mandville Gallery (Woodinville, WA), and Sunti World Art Gallery (Whitefish, MT).