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 Beth-Ann Wilson from Baltimore, Maryland as a juried artist for Paint Annapolis 2022! Beth is a Baltimore-based painter, gallerist, entrepreneur, and community activist.

(Above) Beth-Ann Wilson

She is the owner of the Night Owl Gallery, an intimate event and exhibition space in the Highlandtown neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. Wilson’s own art focuses on expressive, painted portraiture and landscapes inspired by the places she has traveled to and explored.

“Night Owl Gallery, January 2022,” oil on primed board, by Beth-Ann Wilson

Inspiration comes from many sources and Beth-Ann uses paint to convey her ideologies that revolve around equal rights, body positivity, and environmental stewardship.  

Some of my favorite subjects to paint are objects and scenes that are often overlooked.  I find beauty in the ugly and the mundane.  Nothing invigorates me quite like creating a beautiful painting of a strip mall or a rusted garbage can.

– Beth-Ann Wilson
“Mount Chocorua, New Hapshire at Sunrise,” acrylic on paper, by Beth-Ann Wilson

Owning Night Owl Gallery has allowed Beth-Ann to work on projects that bring the community together, foster creativity, and encourage investment in the neighborhood. She currently has work held in public and private collections in the United States, England, France, and Thailand.

“Volatility (Heavy Sky),” Oil on Canvas, Beth-Ann Wilson

To me, that is the poetry of paint.  It also represents the metaphor of painting- taking dirt (pigment) and mixing it with a polymer to apply to a surface to make an image is a type of alchemy.  The process is magical and transcendental.

Beth-Ann Wilson
“Snowy Gough Street,” oil, by Beth-Ann Wilson

Learn more about Beth-Ann and read more of his achievements on his website here.

Join Beth-Ann for this year’s Paint Annapolis plein air festival and register to participate as a public artist. Learn more at paintannapolis.org

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