MFA offers our artist members the opportunity to exhibit at local restaurants around Annapolis. Currently, we work with Paul’s Homewood Café, a restaurant blending Chesapeake staples with traditional Mediterranean cuisine, and 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery, a place that brings art, music, and community together with great food and drink in an ambiance inspired by the traditional European coffeehouse. Please email info@mdfedart.org if you are interested in purchasing a piece of art.

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Now exhibiting at Paul’s through Apr 2024:

Nancy Walsh and Nancy Fine

Nancy Walsh

Artist Bio

Nancy L Walsh (a/k/a NLWalsh) is an artist specializing in photography-based digital art and fine art photography. She grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. She received her B.A. with honors in English from the University of Notre Dame, where she took her first photography classes. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, practiced law in Washington, D.C., and then became a stay-at-home mom, throughout which time her photography and art have been a constant. She also performed with improv comedy troupes for over a decade, which infuses her point of view with humor and whimsy. Her work is ever-evolving, with new technologies in photo editing and digital art that enable her to continually expand and refine her artistic style. Her images have appeared in many gallery exhibits, publications, and art shows, and hang in private collections throughout the U.S. and internationally

IG: LensInvincibility_NLWalsh

Visit her website to learn more about her.

Artist Statement

I make my art to capture moments of beauty, intrigue, or emotion that stand out as worthy of remembering, so they aren’t lost in time. There’s no one-word description for my genre – I call it mixed media photography-based digital art. I photograph people, places, happenings, objects, the world around me, and anything else that resonates with and inspires me, whether everyday or exotic. My digital photos are the starting point. Sometimes what I photograph represents just the seed of an idea or the broad outlines of a composition I want to complete, so the final image may not end up resembling the original photo. My process includes using photo editing and digital art technology to modify and otherwise transform a photograph to achieve my vision and goal for the finished piece. I may also employ printmaking techniques, collage, combining photographs, and drawing by hand. I love to experiment with composition, abstraction, color, and balance. My goal is to create soulful, memorable, unique images that elicit viewers’ emotions, catch one’s eye, and engage the imagination.

Nancy Fine

Artist Bio

Nancy Fine’s interest in Plein Air painting has evolved over the past six years. In a transition from the detail of realism, Plein Air has provided the perfect vehicle for expressing her love of the outdoors and awareness of nature. The success of Nancy’s work is the result of not only her interpretation of the ever-changing natural surroundings, but of her use of lush colors, and freedom of brushwork and pallet knife. How fortunate to have the 24,000-acre Pretty Boy Watershed in her backyard, a perfect spot to disappear for hours—just an artist, her easel, backpack, and her dog, Luna. Whether it’s a beaver pond, a stand of trees in winter, or a rushing stream in spring, Nancy finds a way to connect. From time to time, she is approached by passersby who observe her doing her artwork and want to buy her paintings.

IG: nancykfine, FB: Nancy K Fine Artist

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Artist Statement

Plein Air painting provides the perfect vehicle for expressing my love of the outdoors and my awareness of nature’s beauty.

Ms. Walsh and Ms. Fine’s work is on display at Paul’s Homewood Café located at 919 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401. Open daily.