"The longer I paint, the more amazed I am at how beautiful the world is."
Abigail Faye McBride
Abigail McBride paints plein air landscapes, still lifes and portraits in the American Impressionist tradition. Her paintings focus on color and light. She works with both a brush and a palette knife.
In 2004 Abigail participated in the "Sunlight and Shadow" exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. The exhibit was presented in conjunction with an exhibit of the Bucks County Pennsylvania Impressionists. The public was invited to compare early Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings with the current generation of working Mid-Atlantic Impressionist painters.
The February 2000 issue of American Artist Magazine features a number of Abigail’s oil paintings. She is interviewed on her palette knife techniques. Pan Am’s inflight publication The Clipper Magazine featured a series of her marine and city views of Annapolis Maryland in July 2002.
|Abigail was juried into the "Annapolis 350 Celebration" show at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. The Annapolis Watercolor Club awarded Abigail Best of Show at their annual juried show in 2001. She has had a solo show in Philadelphia every year since 2001. Her paintings were exhibited at the Philadelphia and Boston U.S. Artist’s Shows and the Affordable Art Fair in NY City.
In February of 2002 Maryland Public Television (MPT) featured Abigail painting snow-scapes on an annual painting trip with friends in Western Maryland. The segment aired on the "Outdoors Maryland" program, followed by an exhibition, "Shades of Winter" at Maryland Hall.
A Maryland artist, Abigail has studied under master impressionist, John Ebersberger, and Cedric and Joanette Egeli, nationally known portrait painters. Abigail graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.
The study of the figure and portraiture is a passion in Abigail’s life. She is a founding member of both The Figure Society and The Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. She is a portrait artist working in both charcoal and oil. Abigail shows her work in exhibits at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis, The Maryland Federation of Art, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Benfield Gallery in Severna Park, The FAN Gallery in Philadelphia, Berkley Gallery in Virginia and The Egeli Gallery in Provincetown, MA.
Abigail McBride Studio Established 1996
||BA from Westmont College in Fine Art 1996
Cedric and Joanette Egeli: Workshops and Private Study: 1997 - 2007
John Ebersberger: MD Hall for the Creative Arts and Private Study: 1998 - 2002
Cape Cod School of Art: Summers 1998 - 2000
Arts Students League: December "Study" 1999
Incaminati: Workshop, Nelson Shanks 2004
George T Thurmond: Private Study Summer 2004
Steve Perkins: Sculpture workshops 2003 - 2006
||Egeli Gallery Provincetown, MA 2006 - 2007
Berkley Gallery Warrenton, VA 2004 - 2007
FAN Gallery Philadelphia, PA 2000 - 2007
McBride Gallery Annapolis, MD 1999 - 2007
Benfield Gallery Severna Park, MD 1998 - 2007
The Hamlet Charleston, SC 1996 - 2005
|| 2004 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum "Sunlight and Shadow"
||Merrill Lynch, Annapolis, MD
McBride Gallery 2007
Egeli Gallery 2006, 2007
FAN Gallery Annually 2001 - 2005
Cafe Beaux Arts 1999
Paint Annapolis 2002 - 2006 Award of Merit 2003
Paint Easton 2005 Honorable Mention
2000 Annapolis Watercolor Club Best of Show
1999 Annapolis 350 The 350th Anniversary of Annapolis/Anne Arudel Co.
1999 Greenwell Foundation Art Show - Rosedale Manor House, St Mary’s Co. Second Place Prize
1997 Emerging Artists Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
1996 Une Ange Pass Reynolds Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
From Dusk to Dawn: A Nocturne Show Sept. 2006
Ritz Carlton Beaver Creek, CO March 2005
Winter Light Annapolis, MD 2005
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY 2004
Us Artists Armory Show Philadelphia, PA 2001-2003
The Young Impressionists Annapolis, MD 2003
Boston Art Show Cyclorama Boston, MA November 2002
Shades of Winter (MPT) AIR Gallery Annapolis MD 2002
Approaches to Landscape Cardinal Gallery " " 2002
||2007 Portrait Drawing I at AACC, 3 credit hours
2005 - 2007 Figure Painting Workshop at Maryland HAll for the Creative Arts
2003 - 2006 Portrait Drawing in Continuing Education at AACC
2006 Private Landscape workshops (Eastern Shore, MD; Kiawah, SC)
2006 Blocks! Introductory Painting Workshop - Egeli Studio
2000 - 2005 Foundations of Drawing at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
2000 - 2007 Private Instruction in Painting and Drawing
1999 Portrait Drawing - Holton Arms Center of the Arts
Fall 2007 Home and Design - Fall Art Guide - Painting featured
July 2002 The Clipper - Pan Am's In Flight Magazine
Feb 2000 American Artist Magazine
September 2003 Philadelphia Weekly - Painting Featured
Philadelphia Inquirer Weekend - Painting Featured
Bay Weekly - Featured on Cover, Cover Story
June 2003 The Capital Gazette - "Making an Impression on the Art World"
The Sun - "Young Impressionists' paintings look to Nature"
Severna Park Voice - "Impressionists Work Now on Display"
June 2002 The Capital Gazette - "Painting the Town"
July 2001 Roseau Times “Artistic Talent is a Family Affair for the Karlssons”
2003 MPT Featured Artist "Art Talk"
Radio "Capital Conversations" - interviewed by John Tegler
2002 MPT "Outdoors Maryland" Shades of Winter
|| Founding Member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA)
2002 - 2006 Board Member of MAPAPA
2002 - 2005 Editor of MAPAPA Newsletter
2004 (April) Artist in Residence Echo Hill Outdoor School, MD
1998 Judge for Anne Arundel Co. Fair -Fine Art Adult - Painting
1998-99 Member of Fine Arts Committee at MD Hall