Oil on conservation linen panel
16 x 20 in.
Available through the artist

The Brandywine Valley encompasses picturesque rolling hills and valleys that are documented in paintings by the Wyeths, Copeland, Moran, and William Trost Richards, to name a few.

“A constant source of inspiration, the Brandywine Valley hosts a number of mills, farms, covered bridges, gardens, and rambling streams,” says artist Jacalyn Beam, who resides in the area. Primarily a plein air painter, she is often seen along the roadside with brush and palette knife in hand.

“Stopping to really look at something as you do when painting plein air helps us appreciate where we live, the world, and the people and animals that share space. “

About her work Jacalyn says, “I approach paintings by answering two initial questions. First, why is the scene capturing my attention and second, how might I document this particular space and time on canvas.”

Well-known for her paintings of the Brandywine Valley, Jacalyn is also at home painting in other locations from Maine to California and Texas to Florida.

“I am equally captivated by east coast impressionists Sotter, Schofield, Hibbard, and Benson, and west coast impressionists Bischoff, Rose, Payne, and Granville Redmond. Traveling to where they painted has helped my own work.”

In 2019, Jacalyn will be participating in the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival in Florida, completing commissions in Maine, and spending a month on California’s coast.

Jacalyn is a member of the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Washington Society of Landscape Painters and the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

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Contact Jacalyn at [email protected].