Painting at Star Gazing Farm. Photo by John Zawitoski

Painting at Star Gazing Farm. Photo by John Zawitoski

Marty Barrick is driven to capture nature and the effects of light by painting on location in the plein air tradition. She approaches still lives from less traditional perspectives.

Marty studied painting at the University of Maryland and Corcoran School of Art. She has taken workshops with Hui Lai Chong in St. Mary’s City and in Olney, with Valerie Craig in Brookeville, and with Walt Bartman in Harper’s Ferry, Middletown and Tilghman Island.

She was an art director and graphic designer at The Washington Post for 27 years where she created and commissioned graphics and illustrations, and designed covers for almost every section of the newspaper. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband Tim, who enjoys basketball and woodworking, and their two daughters. You’ll find her counted cross stitch designs at Carriage House Samplings

Awards

Best of Show, Barnstormers, Frederick Landmarks Foundation, 2017
Paint Out, Third Place, Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, 2014
En Plein Air category, Honorable Mention, Kensington Paint the Town, 2013
Still Life category, Honorable Mention, Kensington Paint the Town, 2009

Memberships

Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association

Solo Shows

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA 22124, January 16 through February 20, 2016
Rockville Mayor’s office, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, September 9 through November 15, 2014
Tate Gallery, Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, March 2 through May 30, 2014