Paint Annapolis is on the way! Learn more about the juried artists and get yourself ready for this historic Plein air painting festival. 

David Diaz is a Plein air painting who works in oil and pastels and currently lives in Annapolis, MD. He received his undergraduate degree at Frostburg State University as well as formal training at the University of Maryland, Towson University, and Catholic University.

He taught art in Maryland, in both Allegany and Anne Arundel County, and has worked with students from elementary through middle school, as well as adult education and private lessons.


David is also the current President of Maryland Federation of Art, and co-Chair of Exhibitions. He is a past Chair of the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and serves as installations lead at Quiet Waters Gallery.

He received the Mayoral Award for his painting “The Hook” in Wexford, Ireland, the largest International Plein Air competition in Europe and is honored to be included in the book “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic.” He was the recipient of the 2014 “Annie” award for visual art presented by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel Co. David has also received awards through participation in Plein Air events and National Juried shows at Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, including the 4-time winner of the prestigious Caruso Award for painting. His works are included in collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

“A Lovely Day,” oil, by David Diaz from Paint Annapolis 2020 (Winner of the Urban Landscape Award)

Learn more about David over on his website.

Join David as one of 24 juried artists for this year’s Paint Annapolis Plein air festival. Learn more at

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