For 19 years Paint Annapolis has been a premier painting event, bringing artists and the community together to share in the beauty of outdoor painting. Paint Annapolis looked a little different this year, but professional artists still joined us for a week of painting in and around the beautiful historic city of Annapolis, Maryland, September 20-24. Their art is available in person at MFA Circle Gallery through Oct 4 and at our Pop Up Gallery at 186 Main Street through Oct 22. All work will also be online through October 22nd.

Buying Art

Looking to grow your art collection? Just starting out? Check out the art in person at Circle Gallery or our Pop Up Gallery at 186 Main Street – or even from your own house with our online gallery. MFA has lots of different ways for you to get involved with Paint Annapolis – but the best way to support an artist is to buy their art!

Public Painting

Paint Annapolis is for all painters! This year, public artists were given the full week instead of individual events to work on their pieces. All art done by the public will be on display at MFA’s Pop Up Gallery, 186 Main Street, Annapolis MD, starting September 25,

Compelled to chronicle the life and world around her, Abigail Faye McBride paints with the heart of a poet. Her oil paintings and charcoal drawings bear witness to a time, person, or passing glimmer of light. Abigail paints landscape, figure, and still life, working interchangeably with brush and palette knife. Collectors, nationally and internationally, appreciate the color, mood and elegance of her work.

A consummate Cape School colorist, the draftsmanship in her work is born of an academic interest in the portrait and figure. Her work blends traditional subject matter with modern design sensibilities. She is part of a new breed of perceptual painters working from direct observation be it plein air or in the studio. Though often free of narrative, her work is grounded in the present day as a contemporary interpretation of genre painting. McBride has developed a reputation as a dynamic teacher. She teaches at the prestigious Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, Anne Arundel Community College and selected workshops. She is advancing principles of visual understanding acquired from years of study. Early national recognition by American Artist Magazine helped launch Abigail into gallery representation.

Using skills gleaned as one of the founders of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and MFA’s Paint Annapolis plein air competition, she launched Paint the Town, the first plein air event in Chesapeake City MD. Her work is featured in the 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic large format book by Gary Pendleton, Shiffer Press. She is represented The Station Gallery in Delaware, Berkley Gallery and Stewart Gallery in Virginia, Benfield Gallery and McBride Gallery in Maryland and The Egeli Gallery in Massachusetts. Abigail also shows her work in institutions and museum exhibitions.