Artist’s Statement and How to Buy a Painting


Each page of this website is a painting. To navigate around the website, you can search by locations (Italy, Portugal, etc.) or by genres (landscapes, city-scapes, etc.), or you can click on any image on a Gallery page  The medium of each painting, the size, and the price are at the bottom of each description.

To buy a painting, either contact the artist at or by phone at 609 742-5319. You can buy a painting with cash, check, or credit card. The paintings can be picked up in Cape May, New Jersey, or delivered by your art shipper, or sent by UPS (with plywood and bubble-wrap) at the buyer’s expense. You can return any painting within thirty days for a full refund, minus shipping costs.

Elan Zingman-Leith is an artist who has been painting in oils since 1958 when he was seven years old. He’s had many years of training and has sold paintings in New York. He and his wife, Susan, moved to Cape May, New Jersey, in 1989 to own and operate Leith Hall, a restored Victorian bed and breakfast. They spend winters around the Mediterranean and have written a guidebook to Rome (called Rome Secrets, available on Amazon).  Elan’s interests include architecture and history which shows in his paintings.

Elan has been Deputy Director of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, president of NY Preservation Specialists, chair of the Cape May and the West Cape May Historic Preservation Commissions, trustee and president of the New Jersey Historic Trust, trustee and president of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, and curator of the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May.

Elan mostly paints landscapes and city-scapes with special interest in the effects of light and weather. His locations include Cape May, where he and Susan live, and many places around the Mediterranean where they travel every winter. His style is traditional with the color of the Impressionists, but seldom the broken brushstrokes.