Alison Barry

Plein Air Oil Paintings


Painting and drawing have been my favorite pastimes since I can remember.  I started out drawing figures and portraits, and after years of focusing on people, I gave landscape painting a try and was immediately hooked.  I love looking for potential paintings in my surroundings, squinting to find shapes, values and compositions, even when I'm not painting.  Since moving to Southern Maryland in 2014, It has been my absolute driven desire to paint outside as much and as often as I can.  I paint mostly in my tri-county area of Calvert, St. Mary's and Charles Counties, which each offer myriad painting fodder ranging from old tobacco barns to crab and oyster workboats.  I am given endless inspiration in this amazing place, and each season brings new challenges and adventures.  



Solo show at the La Plata Town Hall August 25 - October 15, 2017

Solomons Island Winery Tasting Room in Solomons Island, MD, August, 2017 - TBD

Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm, Wilmington, DE,  Greenbank Paints Show, September 30 - October 31, 2017

Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Marbury, MD,  Express Charles County Show, September 22 - October 29, 2017