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



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artists paintng models outside

artists painting a model in a red dress


artists painting a model by the water

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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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portrait of boy and dog
Laura Era


Dorothy Newland

March 25, 1921 ~ October 12, 2018 (age 97)

portrait of dorothy newland

Founding MSPP member Dorothy F. Newland passed away peacefully on Oct 12th, 2018 at the age of 97. Dorothy owned and ran The Troika Gallery along with her daughter Laura Era and Jennifer Heyd Wharton.

She loved people and she loved painting them well into her advanced years, being very proud of painting three retired Admiral's portraits. Two of them hang at the Naval Academy.