DELMARVA ALMANAC

Myrna McGrath

by Dana Kester-McCabe

Myrna McGrath became a well-known and widely collected Eastern Shore artist with her prints of her hand drawn maps illustrated thematically with lighthouses, ducks, crabs, or other familiar symbols of Delmarva. Landscapes, flowers and birds populate her paintings.

Myrna began her career in art owning a framing shop. From this business experience she has learned a philosophy of dedication and practicality. She also learned about craftsmanship and presentation.

Salisbury painter Myrna McGrath also celebrates the region with her work. Landscapes, flowers, and birds populate Myrna’s paintings. For her making art is a matter of balancing practical goals with inspiration and sometimes whimsy. She says that the best advice she ever got about making art was to “relax and let the paint paint.”

While the arts in this area have become more diverse, the artists’ community has not necessarily grown in size. For Myrna making art is a matter of balancing practical goals with inspiration and sometimes whimsy.

imageMyrna’s paintings and maps can be seen at the Ocean City Art League, and the Worcester County Arts Council. Myrna also shows her work and gives classes at the Salisbury Art Institute and Gallery. You can purchase Myrna’s prints through her website.

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http://myrnamcgrath.com