"My work is about seeing the beauty in creation while making a connection between art and nature. To work as an artist is a blessing, and for myself, painting is a process in which I explore new ways of working while sharing my vision of the subject in a personal way."
New York-based artist Jackie Clark was born in Natick, Massachusetts, and raised in Edgewater, Maryland. She is a life member of the Art Students League of New York and a member of the American Impressionist Society. Jackie has studied extensively with master painters, Frank Liljegren, David Leffel, and Mary Beth Mckenzie. Her other areas of study within the field of the arts include photography at ICP, scenic painting, and design with Lester Polakov, and the decorative arts with Mark Gardereau in Paris.
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Crista began painting in oils in 1989 under the instruction of John Phillip Osborne at the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood, NJ. She graduated from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2000, receiving a Bachelors's of fine arts painting, and in 2003, she received a Master's Degree in Fine arts Painting from the New York Academy Graduate School of Figurative Art.
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.
The brushes have dropped! For Paint Annapolis 2020, we invited artists who could attend to come paint alongside the nineteen juried artists for the entire week. Their work is now hanging at MFA's Pop Up Gallery at 186 Main Street. Check out the exhibition online right here or in person through October 22nd.
And that's a wrap! After five days of painting we have over 100 pieces of art by the nineteen juried artists - and we're happy to announce the awards for this year!
Yesterday, artists finished up work for Paint Annapolis 2020, which means today we'll be having a reception! Click here to register for the online reception to be the first to see who won what for this year's Paint Annapolis 2020 - and then come see the pieces in person at Circle Gallery and our Pop Up Gallery at 186 Main Street.
We're already on day four of Paint Annapolis and artists are working on final pieces while trying to decide what should hang for awards. Check out all the art from today and all days of Paint Annapolis here. New art from will show up online every day so check back and see what 80 artists have been painting in and around this beautiful historic city.
Day two of Paint Annapolis 2020 started with artists on our doorstep ready to hang their art and start more pieces. See everything that artists worked on today and yesterday 🖌️