Abigail McBride

Compelled to chronicle the life and world around her, Abigail McBride paints landscape, figure and still life working interchangeably with brush and palette knife. She is part of a new breed of perceptual painters working from direct observation be it plein air or in the studio. A consummate Cape School colorist, the draftsmanship in her work is born of an academic interest in the portrait and figure. Though often free of overt narrative, her work is grounded in the present day as a contemporary interpretation of genre painting. McBride is one of the founders of the MidAtlantic Plein Air Painters Association and the Paint Annapolis Plein Air event. Her work can be seen in fine art galleries, institutions and museum exhibits.