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.
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 ...

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.
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

Big Bend
Big Bend
  • 8 x 10 in
A Rare Morning
A Rare Morning
  • 12 x 16 in
Fence Line
Fence Line
  • 8 x 10 in
Skyline
Skyline
  • 10 x 8 in
Hog Island House
Hog Island House
  • 10 x 8 in
Bridge
Bridge
  • 16 x 12 in
Passing Through
Passing Through
  • 9 x 12 in
Winter Lane
Winter Lane
  • 8 x 10 in
Sunset Bliss
Sunset Bliss
  • 8 x 10 in
Dandelion Fields
Dandelion Fields
  • 8 x 10 in
Farm Fresh Egg
Farm Fresh Egg
  • 9 x 12 in
Sunset over the Water
Sunset over the Water
  • 6 x 8 in
Passing Through
Passing Through
  • 8 x 10 in
Lean On Me
Lean On Me
  • 9 x 12 in
Hillside Path
Hillside Path
  • 12 x 16 in
Gleam
Gleam
  • 9 x 12 in
Around The Corner
Around The Corner
  • 12 x 16 in
Echo of the Past
Echo of the Past
  • 20 x 30 in
Lauren North Light
Lauren North Light
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  • 24 x 12 in
Terrapin Beach
Terrapin Beach
  • 9 x 12 in
And I Will Give you Rest
And I Will Give you Rest
  • 9 x 12 in
Chesapeake City Rising
Chesapeake City Rising
  • 10 x 8 in
Up and Up!
Up and Up!
  • 12 x 16 in
Alla Fine Morning
Alla Fine Morning
Fall Color
Fall Color
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  • 8 x 10 in