Impressionistic landscapes by Julia Lesnichy

plein air oil landscapes of Virginia and the Blue Ridge mountains 


Modern impressionist and plein air painter

Julia Lesnichy


Dear visitors of my page!

You are welcome to enjoy my plein air oil paintings of Virginia and outdoor still life with flowers.

Painting is my passion and I am lucky I have an opportunity to create the works, which reveal not only the beauty of the world around but my own passionate vision, full of light and color.

 I work with oils, soft pastels and oil pastels. I paint primarily landscapes using an impressionistic technique of breaking colors. Occasionally I love to paint still life with flowers in direct sunlight.

I am a truly outdoor painter starting and completing my work "en plein air". It is a sheer pleasure to capture the elusive light in nature and show it with color. This is what I do best and what I love to do. Please join me in this art journey.

My recent awards

Joyce Kelly Award in pastel, Degas Pastel Society, 2012

Norfolk Plein air, In French tradition, 2013

Honorable mention in Landscape/Interior Pastel 100 magazine, 2014

First place , juried members show of Virginia Pastel Society, 2014

First place, on-line juried members show of the  Southeastern Pastel Society, 2014



Pastel Society of America

American Impressionist society

Pastel Society of Virginia

Northwestern Pastel Society

Southeastern Pastel Society


Gallery representation

Co-Art gallery, Staunton, Va

Recent shows

Yellow cardinal gallery, Unwrapped, Charlottesville, Va

Fralin framing and gallery, Richmond, Va, January-February, 2015

Over the moon bookstore, Crozet, Va

Art on trax, Cozet, Va- January-February 10th, 2015

Hot cakes, Barracks shopping center, Charlottesville, Va January -February 3rd

Writer's house, Charlottesville, Va, February 2015

Virginia Pastel Society, Member's show, Play of light, Montpelier Art Center, March 2015

Virginia Pastel Society, Member's show, Goodwin house of Arts, Alexandria, March- April11, 2015

Coming shows

Northwest Pastel society, Juried member show, American Art Company, WA, May-June, 2015

Southeastern Pastel Society, Juried members show, April-May, 2015, Georgia

Virginia Pastel Society, Juried Members show "Growth and brilliance", Uptown Gallery, Richmond, Va


I also offer workshops in plein air painting in oil, pastel and oil pastel. PLease e-mail me.




My new oil paintings


My new pastel paintings







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