Samantha McNally, “Pacific Coast,” watercolor

New works by watercolorist Samantha McNally will soon be featured at the well-known Benicia Plein Air Gallery in California.

Watercolor artist Samantha McNally studied Art at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey; Ridgewood School of Art in Ridgewood, New Jersey; and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is a member of the California Watercolor Association (CWA). Her paintings will be featured at Benicia Plein Air Gallery from November 7 through December 3. A reception will be hosted at the gallery on November 11 from 3-5pm.

Samantha McNally, “Sea Breeze,” watercolor

Samantha served as the president of CWA from 2007 through 2010 and as communications director in 2011. She is currently the CWA’s Plein Air chairperson. As a chairperson of the Benicia Paint Out Committee, she helped establish and run the Annual Benicia Plein Air Paint Outs in 2016 and 2017. She has been painting with the East Bay Plein Air Painters, the Benicia Plein Air Painters, and the North Bay Plein Air Painters for many years. McNally also organizes plein air vacations with her company, Artist Getaway, founded in 2012 — and she also makes websites for artists and teaches watercolor classes.

To learn more, visit Benicia Plein Air Gallery.

This article was featured in PleinAir Today, a weekly e-newsletter from PleinAir magazine. To start receiving PleinAir Today for free, click here.

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Andrew Webster
Andrew, who worked for Streamline Publishing as an editor and more, graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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