Photograph by Joann Foltz (c) 2019

STATEMENT

I take the familiar landscape of suburbia and inject it with color and abstraction. I enjoy playing with trees and their shadows, especially reveling in the contrast of natural forms against the geometry of man-made structures. I experiment and rearrange the forms of each house I paint, selecting content from the rich visual buffet outside my door.

RESUME

Barb Mowery

American, b. Baltimore, MD, 1978

Lives and works in Lusby, MD

Exhibitions & Events

(* solo exhibition, ** two person exhibition, + juried exhbition)

2019

Annmarie's Salon des Refuses, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, Maryland

Artists in Action Residency, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, Maryland

Featured Artists, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Gift Shop, St. Leonard, Maryland

Groovy Garden Gala, quickdraw invitational, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, Maryland

Inspirational Invitational, Artworks @ 7th, North Beach, Maryland 

Lacawac Artists' Residency, Lacawac Sanctuary, Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania 

October Featured Artists, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, Maryland

Plein Air Paintings, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, Maryland

Rise!, invitational, Art League of Ocean City Center for the Arts, Ocean City, Maryland

Studio Sweep Sale, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, Maryland - Upcoming in December

+ When Darkness Falls: Night Explorations, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, Maryland

Winter Abstracts, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, Maryland

2018

Inch By Inch, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

Paint Snow Hill, plein air paint out and exhibition, Snow Hill, Maryland

Past & Presents, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Gift Shop, St. Leonard, Maryland

Studio Sweep Sale, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, Maryland

2017
** Close to Home, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine Snow Hill, Maryland
Plein Air Paintings, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, Maryland
Paint Snow Hill, plein air paint out and exhibition, Snow Hill, Maryland

Studio Sweep Sale, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, Maryland

2016
* Lost in the Woods, Calvert Library, Solomons, Maryland
Plein Air Paintings, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, Maryland

Paint Snow Hill, plein air paint out and exhibition, Snow Hill, Maryland

Studio Sweep Sale, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, Maryland
 

2015
Paint Snow Hill, plein air paint out and exhibition, Snow Hill, Maryland

 

2014
Small Paintings, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, Maryland
Plein Air Paintings, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine, Snow Hill, Maryland
Paint Snow Hill, plein air paint out and exhibition, Snow Hill, Maryland

 

2013 & Prior
Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011
Solomons Paint the Town, plein air paint-out and exhibition, Solomons, Maryland, 2009, 2010
James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Berlin, Maryland, 2008
Paint Snow Hill, plein air paint out and exhibition, Snow Hill, Maryland, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Fabric of Snow Hill, Arts on the River Public Art Project, Snow Hill, Maryland, 2007
* Things Recollected, Kline Center Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, 2000

 

Bibliography
Josh Davis, “Mowery, and Paint Snow Hill, back in action this weekend,” Bayside Gazette, April 2016.
“Visual Echoes,” Montgomery County Womens Journal, August/September 2007.
Amber McDonald, “Classes stir creativity: Arts council offers residents a way to get in touch with artistic side,” Go! Magazine, February 2007.
Cameron Adams, “A Step Above to Spotlight Change of Seasons,” Worcester County Times, November 2005.
Philomathean literary magazine, two drawings published, Spring 2000.

 

Memberships

Artists Working Group International, founding member, 2017-present

Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, 2010-2017
Worcester County Arts Council, 2005-2010

 

Education
English literature, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia, B.A., 2000

 

Background Information 
Barb Mowery is a Maryland landscape painter working in acrylics. She shows with Bishop’s Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine in Snow Hill, Maryland, and Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard, Maryland. Mowery is largely self-taught but has studied with Nan Covert, Kirk McBride, Stuart Shils, and Carla Sonheim. Her paintings are in private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Mowery’s studio is located in Southern Maryland where she lives with her family.