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

We’re excited to welcome Bruno Baran from Nottingham, Maryland as a juried artist for Paint Annapolis 2022! Bruno Baran was born in Baltimore Maryland August 28, 1954, Graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art (Cum Laude) in 1976, and Studied with Raoul Middleman, Leonard Bahr, Joseph Sheppard, Paul Mascott, Dan Dudrow, Phil Koch, Barry Nemett, Michael Economos, Abbie Sangiamo as well as with Wolf Kahn in Bennington Vermont in the early 90’s.

(Above) Bruno Baran

Bruno is a traditional landscape, portrait painter whose work has been compared to John Sloan and other Ashcan painters of the early 20th century. Recent work has taken on a new urgency with color and light, in quick painting sketches of the lands’ atmosphere and ever-changing light patterns, becoming even more aware of edges and how they help manipulate the viewer.

“Clouds before The Storm Approaches Main Street Chincoteague,” oil on board, by Bruno Baran

Being retired from teaching after 42 years has given me a sense of urgency to complete as many paintings as possible.

– bruno baran
“Delaware’s Pride, Lewis De,” oil on board, by Bruno Baran

Besides painting full-time now, Baran was elected to Chairman of the Board of MAPAPA (Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association) in 2014, a 501c foundation dedicated to the preservation and education of Plein Air Painting. In the past few years, Baran has been recognized for a few awards and was elevated to Signature member of MAPAPA.

I’m starting to simplify a few things in my work, from actual brush strokes to color usage to continue my pursuit of capturing the atmosphere of the land.

Bruno baran
“Fall Evening Dance,” oil on board, by Bruno Baran

Learn more about Bruno and read more of his achievements on his website here.

Join Bruno for this year’s Paint Annapolis plein air festival and register to participate as a public artist. Learn more at

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