Lani Browning, an award winning plein air oil painter for over twenty five years, is known for her masterly skill with colors, and the soft tonalism of her paintings. Her travels around the country and abroad, and her love of the land have contributed to her focus on the landscape.

She was one of ten plein air painters invited to paint at the Forbes family Chateau de Balleroy in Normandy France, with a Fall 2005 exhibit “Normandie en Plein Air” at The Forbes Gallery, NYC, NY. She has also been a juried artist in the popular “Paint Annapolis” and "Plein Air Easton" competitions. In 2008 Lani and other members of The Washington Society of Landscape Painters embarked on a partnership with The Nature Conservancy - an exciting project in which the artists painted the sanctuaries that have been established to preserve rare and endangered species and ecosystems in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC areas. In 2009, another partnership was formed with The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, with an exhibition at The University of Maryland University College in 2010.

Selected exhibitions of her paintings have been shown at South Street Gallery and the Academy Art Museum in historic Easton, MD, The Art League Gallery and The Atheneum (Fine Arts Association of Virginia)  in Alexandria, VA., American Painting Fine Art Gallery in Washington DC., The Metropolitan Gallery in Arlington, VA., Maryland Hall of the Arts in Annapolis, MD., and the Southern Vermont Center for the Arts in  Manchester VT. Paintings can also be seen in group shows with The Washington Society of Landscape Painters.

Lani is the archivist for this historic Society and currently working on a book about Society members dating back to 1913.

In 2014, Lani’s work was published in Gary Pendleton’s book “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic”.

She resides on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.



  1. BulletWashington Society of Landscape Painters (archivist)

  2. BulletSalmagundi  Club Salmagundi Art Club

  3. BulletOil Painters of America

  4. BulletSouth Street Art Gallery, Guild of Fine Artists


  1. BulletArticle: Nature Conservancy magazine  Spring 2008, “Painting in Plein Air ” by Danielle S. Furlich

  2. BulletArticle: The Winchester Star,  April 9 2008 “ Landscape Painters visit Glen Burnie ” by Jeff Taylor

  3. BulletArticle: American Artist  Workshop magazine, Winter 2007 “In the Steps of Winslow Homer ” by M. Stephan Doherty

  4. BulletArticle: The Baltimore Sun, May 12, 2006. " Landscape Painters Take Their Brushes Indoors " by Sandy Alexander

  5. BulletArticle: American Artist magazine, November 2005. " Watch Ten Experts Paint in Normandy" by Ross Merrill

  6. BulletInterview: American Artist magazine, February 2002. “Methods and Materials” by Chris Willard

  7. BulletArticle:Star Democrat newspaper , Easton, MD October 9, 2009 .

  8. BulletArticle: The Herald-Mail October 15, 2009 “Canvasing Harpers Ferry

  9. BulletArticle: The Shore Ledger September 2012  “Art Gallery Unlocks Old Concept to Create New Ideal “, page 34

  10. BulletClick on Chronicle July/August 2013

  11. BulletCapital Gazette 7/28/13

  12. Bullet100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic” by Gary Pendleton. Pages 65-65. 2014

  13. BulletArticle:Whats Up Eastern Shore magazine “Faces of the Arts-South Street Art Gallery, a Guild of Fine Artists