About the Artist

Nancy McCarra's paintings are filled with the luminosity of light and the brilliance of color. She works from life, en plein air, usually returning to the same painting at the same time and conditions of the day until it is finished, whether she is painting a landscape or a still life set up or a model. 


Ms. McCarra's paintings have been in numerous shows, exhibitions and juried events. She is part of a group of six artists - The Maryland Colorists - brought together by their love of color and the pursuit of excellence in their work. She is a member of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters, serving as the organization's treasurer and secretary. She participated as one of the 30 juried artists in Paint Annapolis in 2010. Nancy is featured in the book 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic, published in 2014. Participating as one of 21 artists in 2017 in Gloucester's Inaugural Festival of the Arts,Heart of the River Plein Air event she won an Honorable mention for her painting "Before the Rain".

She is represented by Main Street Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland and by Stewart Gallery in Gloucester,Virginia.

Main Street Gallery              Stewart Gallery

216A Main St.                     6655 Main St.

Annapolis,MD 21401            Gloucester,VA 23061

410-216-7166                     804-693-2696