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.  



North End Gallery, Leonardtown, MD

Jefferson Patterson Park Visitors Center, St. Leonard, MD

My Studio in Lusby, MD (by appointment)