We are excited to announce the Public Artists' Awards from Paint Annapolis 2022! More than sixty public painters participated in Paint Annapolis and covered the walls of our pop up gallery. See the work online now through June 25.
Click here to find out who won what at Paint Annapolis 2022 Dueling Brushes hosted by MFA!
"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, freedom of brushwork, and her pallet knife."
"Painting from life is the best way to see and to created, that works for me." -Hai-Ou Hou
"Stewart's background in architectural illustration adds to his skill set and his paintings reflect his knowledge of good design."
"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
"Each painting brings a new opportunity for growth and learning. Interpreting the mystique of the landscape on canvas is an exciting and wonderful challenge." - Lissa Abrams
"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
"The aqueous quality of watercolor paint make it a natural match for the depiction of the Chesapeake Bay region via plein air painting. I love living in this vibrant area which magically melds the natural with the man-made and marvel at the tenacious people who make a living from the water." - Stacey Perrine Sass
"I prefer to work intuitively and improvisational with no predetermined result in mind. I seek to express in paint the rich nuances and energy that a place presents within this moment in time." -Fred Jackson
"I feel we are all related in some way, and the experiences of visiting and painting a wide variety of places and subjects makes us appreciate the local beauty even more. The spontaneity and synchronicity of places and events is something I appreciate more each year." - Melanie Landrith
"At a distance, the paintings reveal the subject, often simple or overlooked scenes, in an impressionistic way. As one moves closer to the canvas, the images deteriorate into a morass of tactile, impasto topography. This interplay of interior illusion and exterior paint is absolute magic." -Stephen Haynes