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         "... through the eyes the heart is seen in the face ..."
-- Michelangelo Buoanarroti, 1533




2021 Member Show!
Isolation: Self Prtraits in Quarantine


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Member Spotlight: Jeanie Hendricks

Jeanie has joined the board as Treasurer, replacing Nancy McCarra, who served in that position for many years.

Jeanie's career began in advertising and graphic design, she then began studying painting and portraiture, and now works as a professional artist and high school visual arts teacher.

She studied painting and portraiture with Cedric and Joanette Egeli, Stephen Perkins, John Ebersberger and Natalie Italiano at Studio Incamminati. The study of light and color is what most interests and challenges her. "I’m intrigued by the way the light can affect the  mood of a  painting. I enjoy the challenge of  trying to capture  the quality of light, how it affects the color of skin or falls across an object, or the way it describes the time of day in a landscape "  Her works are done primarily in pastel and oil. She has  pieces in collections all over the United States and abroad. She has shown her work in private and juried exhibits.

Hendryx is a juried member of Portrait Painters of America, Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of Maryland, and Maryland Society of Portrait Painters. 

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The Maryland Society of Portrait Painters is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 for the purpose of promoting and encouraging the development of portraiture. Membership is open to individuals and organizations interested in the art of portraiture or active in creating portraits in painting, drawing and sculpture.

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In 2014 David Lawton, president, awarded Richard Caruso an Honorary Membership
for his dedication to the Art of Portraiture.

Past MSPP president Richard Caruso passed away on September 5th. Richard was an active part of the society, as well as a member of The Portrait Society of America and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. Richard studied with the Egelis and at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and built his own studio. A dedicated supporter of the arts well as an artist, Richard had been a member of the Board of Trustees at Maryland Hall.