Melissa Gryder, Oil
Contemporary Realism inspired by the Cape School Tradition
Melissa Gryder lives and works in Annapolis, Maryland. She received her BFA in 1999 from Frostburg State University and went on to continue study at Oxford University and University of North Florida. She spent over a decade studying portraiture and color extensively with Cedric Egeli, John Ebersberger, and at the Cape School of Art in Provincetown, MA. She has been teaching painting classes in the Annapolis area for over 6 years and at Maryland Hall since 2018. Locally she is represented at Main Street Gallery. She has been featured in national juried exhibitions and museum shows throughout the United States. Her works are included in collections in the United States, Japan & England. She is an active member of Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of American, American Impressionist Society, Mid-Atlantic Painters Association and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. She is currently the Vice President of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters, of which she has served on the board for the past 8 years.
InstructorMelissa GryderClass IDW210236Member Price$225RoomOffsiteAges18+Non-Member Price$250
Students will learn good practices for successful plein air painting. Class will meet at an offsite location in the Annaoplis area. Design, color, light, perspective, atmosphere and depth will be discussed. A limited number of plein air french easels will be available for student use upon request. Supply list available at www.melissagryder.com
InstructorMelissa GryderClass IDW210237Member Price$100RoomOffsiteAges18+Non-Member Price$125
One day workshop exploring plein air oil painting. Students will develop landscape painting skills on location painting in the Annapolis area. Students will learn how to use composition, value and color to create a painting unique to the atmosphere and location. Class open to all levels of study. Rain date, Sunday, May 23.Supply list available at www.melissagryder.com