Anne Allbeury Hock

An accomplished instructor, Anne conducts drawing classes at her studio, the Dorchester Art Center in Cambridge, MD, the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD. She also presents lectures on plein air history and paints en plein air on Maryland's Eastern Shore, in California, Mexico and New England.

Born and raised in Southern California, Anne studied music and art concentrating on a career in music while studying art independently with Sister Corita Kent, Rex Brandt, and at the Otis Art Institute.


Living in New York City, she worked in advertising and also was chief designer for her national tennis fashion manufacturing company. There she studied at the Art Students League and the National Art League, She has attended workshops with Clyde Aspevig, Ted Goerschner, Kenn Backhaus and the Plein Air Painters of America. All were instrumental in her development of the soft focus realism she prefers. Her inspiration comes from the California Light Painters, Emile Gruppe, John Singer Sargeant, Joachim Sorolla and the New England and California artists who first led impressionism in America.

Anne Allbeury Hock Plein air artist

Recently she participated in the Plein Air Easton event in Talbot County, MD, the Oxford Fine Art Fair, Publisher's Invitational in the Adirondacks, NY, and the SKB Foundation Paint Out in Dubois, WY. She shows annually with the Plein Air Painters of Chesapeake Bay. 

A founder of the Plein Air Painters of the Eastern Shore, she paints in oils on canvas or panel employing soft focus realism.