Abigail McBride

American Impressionist Painter

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Hold Fast

Oil 18 x 36

In the Window


8 x 10


In Her Native Habitat


16 x 20


Morning Fenceline


12 x 16


An American Farmer


12 x 16


Twilight Trees


24 x 36


Abigail McBride paints in the American Impressionist tradition of plein air landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. Her paintings focus on the color and light
of late afternoon and early evening sunsets. She works with both a brush and
a palette knife. The February 2000 issue of American Artist Magazine featured
a number of Abigail’s oil paintings. She was interviewed on her palette knife techniques. American Artist Magazine featured her paintings again in the April
2008 issue following a successful solo show at McBride Gallery. Abigail is included in the historic book by Gary Pendleton “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic” published in 2014.

Painting on location at Cape Cod

Mother and Child
Oil 7 x 5

Art and Music
Oil 24 x 36

Veiled Light
Oil 8 x 10

He Loves Me
Oil 12 x 9
Safety First
Oil 11 x 14

Swirls and Apples
Oil 24 x 18

Abigail McBride Biography

Driven by color and light, Abigail Faye McBride paints her plein air landscapes with the heart of a poet. The primary focus of her work is simple: to create a beautiful painting. She is in pursuit of the visual poetry found in a fleeting light effect. Inspired by what she sees, Abigail paints on location.

While a consummate Cape School colorist, the draftsmanship in her work is born of an academic interest in the portrait and figure. Her work blends traditional subject matter with modern design sensibilities. Abigail’s focus is observed color as it turns the form and the shifting effects of light orchestrated within a clear design idea.

McBride has developed a reputation as a dynamic teacher. She teaches selected painting workshops, college level classes and private lessons. She is passing on painting principles acquired from years of study with portrait painters Cedric and Joanette Egeli, figure sculptor Stephen Perkins and Cape Cod School Impressionist John Ebersberger.

An interview with Abigail McBride.

Sink Bath
Oil 8 x 10

Toy Showers
Oil 12 x 16

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215 Main Street Annapolis MD 21401 • 410-267-7077

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30, Sunday 12:00 - 5:30, Thursday til 9:00pm