Drawing has been one of my joys since childhood. As a life-long student, I continue to develop my skills and find great satisfaction and enjoyment from painting. I have discovered the challenges of “ en plein air” painting and find it is a process I most enjoy. Capturing a relatively “short moment in time” is a challenging endeavor. As a lover of the outdoors, I find the experience of translating my view of nature to canvas captivates me and transports me to a place of peace, contentment, and oneness with nature that is a marvel to savor.
Local artist, Barbara Stepura has lived in Southern Maryland for much of her adult life. A talented painter, Barbara is equally accomplished in both oils and watercolors. She has taken classes at the College of Southern Maryland and workshops with many prominent artists including Sara Linda Poly, Larry Chappalear and Gwen Bragg. In addition to solo exhibits, invitational exhibits, and innumerable juried shows, her work has been displayed in several galleries including; The Art League, Alexandria, Capitol Hill Art League and Hill Center, Washington, DC, River Gallery,Galesville, MD, Mattawoman Creek Art Center, MD, and Charles Regional Medical Center, LaPlata, MD. Barbara has been a Bin Gallery member at the Alexandria Art League since 2007, is active with the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters’ Association, and MCAC Artists’ Advisory Committee. She has received numerous awards for her beautiful and compelling paintings.