Abigail McBride

Abigail McBride

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Compelled to chronicle the life and world around her, Abigail Faye McBride paints with the heart of a poet. Her oil paintings and charcoal drawings bear witness to a time, person or passing glimmer of light. From the sun splashed outdoors to rich interiors her interests are broad in scope. Inspired by what she sees, Abigail paints primarily on location. 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. She is part of a new breed of perceptual painters working from direct observation be it plein air or in the studio. Though often free of narrative, her work is grounded in the present day as a contemporary interpretation of genre painting. She paints landscape, figure and still life working interchangeably with brush and palette knife. Collectors, nationally and internationally, appreciate the color, mood and elegance of her work. Abigail grew up surrounded by art and artists. Her gallerist mother presented a world full of creative, industrious artists. Her first art lesson at age 7 was given by her grandmother, Minnesota watercolorist, Frances Karlsson while visiting the family farm. McBride says it is still memorable as the impetus to continue to draw and paint.
Art Studio, Anne Arundel Community College and selected workshops. She is advancing principles of visual
understanding acquired from years of study with distinguished painters Cedric & Joanette Egeli, John Ebersberger
and fi gure sculptor Stephen.
Early national recognition by American Artist Magazine helped launch Abigail into gallery representation. She ...

Compelled to chronicle the life and world around her, Abigail Faye McBride paints with the heart of a poet. Her oil paintings and charcoal drawings bear witness to a time, person or passing glimmer of light. From the sun splashed outdoors to rich interiors her interests are broad in scope. Inspired by what she sees, Abigail paints primarily on location. 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. She is part of a new breed of perceptual painters working from direct observation be it plein air or in the studio. Though often free of narrative, her work is grounded in the present day as a contemporary interpretation of genre painting. She paints landscape, figure and still life working interchangeably with brush and palette knife. Collectors, nationally and internationally, appreciate the color, mood and elegance of her work. Abigail grew up surrounded by art and artists. Her gallerist mother presented a world full of creative, industrious artists. Her first art lesson at age 7 was given by her grandmother, Minnesota watercolorist, Frances Karlsson while visiting the family farm. McBride says it is still memorable as the impetus to continue to draw and paint.
Art Studio, Anne Arundel Community College and selected workshops. She is advancing principles of visual
understanding acquired from years of study with distinguished painters Cedric & Joanette Egeli, John Ebersberger
and fi gure sculptor Stephen.
Early national recognition by American Artist Magazine helped launch Abigail into gallery representation. She used
skills gleaned as one of the founders of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and the Paint Annapolis
plein air competition to launch Paint the Town, the first plein air event in Chesapeake City MD. Her work is
featured in the 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic large format book by Gary Pendleton, published by Shiffer
Press in 2014. Abigail McBride shows her work in fine art galleries, institutions and in museum exhibitions.
www.abigailmcbride.com

Burning Bush
Burning Bush
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  • 9 x 12 in
New Peach Tea
New Peach Tea
  • 18 x 24 in
Resilience
Resilience
  • 20 x 30 in
Sundial
Sundial
  • 18 x 24 in
Baking Memories
Baking Memories
  • 24 x 36 in
New Growth, Old Pot
New Growth, Old Pot
  • 6 x 8 in
Grapevine
Grapevine
  • 12 x 9 in
Nurturing the Bound
Nurturing the Bound
  • 24 x 18 in
Summer Sun
Summer Sun
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  • 20 x 16 in
Hope's Resilience
Hope's Resilience
  • 40 x 30 in
Homestead
Homestead
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  • 6 x 8 in
In Her Native Habitat
In Her Native Habitat
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  • 16 x 20 in
Emery
Emery
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Sweeping Sky
Sweeping Sky
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  • 8 x 10 in
Morning Walk/Time to Go
Morning Walk/Time to Go
  • 10 x 8 in
County Fair at Night
County Fair at Night
  • 6 x 8 in
Roman
Roman
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  • 24 x 24 in
The Road Home
The Road Home
  • 16 x 12 in
Edge of the Field/ Between Two Worlds
Edge of the Field/ Between Two Worlds
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  • 12 x 16 in
Morning Walk
Morning Walk
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  • 8 x 10 in
Sunlit Alla Prima (Phoebe)
Sunlit Alla Prima (Phoebe)
  • 24 x 20 in
Hold Fast
Hold Fast
  • 18 x 36 in
The Dance
The Dance
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  • 12 x 9 in
Secret Garden
Secret Garden
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  • 8 x 10 in
Pot Procession
Pot Procession
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  • 8 x 10 in