Monday, June 26, 2017

Exhibition prep

I took photos of all my new work on a nice bright day last week. The paintings are signed, varnished, titled, and photographed. The custom frames will be delivered in 2 weeks.

And now I'm off with my family to the Hudson River Valley of New York for 10 days. Hooray! I packed my sketchbooks and gouache, so look for photos of my vacation sketches on Facebook and Instagram.

Have a Happy 4th of July!

Friday, June 16, 2017


screen shot of my instagram account

Are you on Instagram? I signed up about 3 months ago--and I'm not sure what took me so long. Now I'm ready to take my relationship to the next level: I will be posting on Instagram 4-5 times a week. New work, work in progress, studio mess, kiddo projects, and ordinary-but-beautiful things I notice around my neighborhood. If all that nonsense is interesting to you, then come find me (here's a link!).

Monday, June 5, 2017

Save the Date: Opening Reception August 4th

Save the Date - reception for Barb Mowery's artwork Friday August 4 2017 at Bishop's Stock Gallery in Snow Hill, MD

Planning your summer calendar? Pencil me in!

There is an Opening Reception at Bishop's Stock Fine Art on Friday, August 4th, 5-8pm, to kick off my two-woman show there during the month of August. I am showing all new work.

Plus, the annual Blessing of the Combines is the following day in Snow Hill, MD. Should be a really fun weekend!

Friday, June 2, 2017

June 2017 Newsletter

News from Barb Mowery Fine Art

In which I discuss internet security, a new series of paintings, and introduce you to one of my awesome collectors. *jazz hands* Read on…

Neighborly Series

I’m a dozen paintings deep into a new body of work. They are paintings of my neighborhood intended for an exhibition at Bishop’s Stock Fine Art in August. I can describe the germ from which they sprang--it may or may not be relevant at this point. But I wanted to give you a first look at what I’ve been up to all spring. I will share more images and info as we get closer to that show.

Collector Spotlight: Jess

I am pleased to shine the spotlight on one of my longtime collectors. Jess chooses images that have good associations for her, like the outdoors and cherry blossoms. She collects pieces for her home that make her happy and that remind her of loved ones, like her grandparents. And, like me, Jess has a bit of a tree obsession. Pictured above is a recent addition to her collection, “Walk a Little Longer.” Thanks, Jess, for your continuing enthusiastic support!

Internet Security

A wise friend recently told me that our computers would be far safer if we all stopped clicking on links in emails. And she’s right. There are nasty viruses floating around online, and I do not want to expose your devices to danger. That said, anything I link to in my newsletters can be found on my website If you are cautious about emails--as well you should be—cut out the middle man. Type the website address directly into your navigation bar. It’s the safest route to my shop, upcoming events, blog, videos, etc.

Save the Date
Opening Reception
for Two-Woman Show
Friday, August 4th, 5-8pm
Bishop's Stock Fine Art
Snow Hill, MD

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beach House

"Beach House" by Meg Walsh, oil, 8 x 10 inches (approx.), $750.

Meg Nottingham Walsh is the featured artist at Bishop's Stock in May, so you have one more week to check out her work. Meg is an Easton, Maryland, artist who was recently profiled in The American Scholar (here's a link to that article). She paints with delicate, subtle color, ...except when she's completely intrepid, as in the painting above. Meg's paintings are realistic, but her abstract shapes are so strong and alluring.

Pictured is my absolute favorite painting from the current show. Meg wrote, "I am a sucker for a turquoise house. I printed it on the beach at a plein air event in Norfolk a while back. It got an honorable mention." No wonder! I was initially attracted to shadows cast by the overhang and the mailbox.But after a good long look, I noticed the echo of the mailbox in the window shade and the lovely odd shape of the door frame. Deceptively simple.

More images of Meg's work are up on the Bishop's Stock FaceBook page (HERE). Seeing them in person is always better, though. And, in case you forgot, one of my plein air paintings from Paint Snow Hill is in the group show (and is available) in the back half of the gallery.

Also, if you stop by the gallery this week, it's Wine Down Saturday, which means a 20% discount on mixed cases now through Saturday. Time to stock up for summer!

Plein Air Paintings by Meg Walsh
Showing now through May 31st at Bishop's Stock Gallery
202 West Green Street, Snow Hill, Maryland