Snow on a Washington Street
A Snowy Washington Street

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ME this weekend at Eastern Market, I won’t be there on Saturday, January 24, due to predicted rain or snow. I PLAN TO BE THERE SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 9 A.M.-4 P.M., WEATHER PERMITTING. My booth is outside on the North Carolina Avenue end of the Market building. Feel free to call or text me on my cell phone before heading over if the weather seems uncertain, 202-390-9069. 

Eastern Market dates back to the founding of Washington, D.C., when Thomas Jefferson and Pierre L’Enfant planned several large markets throughout the city. It was located originally near the Navy Yard. The “new” building, designed by German-born architect Adolph Cluss, opened in 1873. It has been a lively venue for food, flowers and artisans ever since, and a treasured gathering place for Washingtonians and world visitors alike. Never been there? Come see it soon!


Did you see my “Map of Rock Creek Park” in the Washington Post Magazine on Sunday, July 13? I sell the map, created in 2002, as a limited-edition museum-quality print for $395 framed (dark wood, custom-made in North Carolina, 37″x17″) or $300 unframed. (Click on the Maps Gallery page above for a look at the map, or, see the special Post magazine at  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/lifestyle/magazine/rock-creek/


Watercolor Map of the National Mall, Hains Point and Southwest, completed April 2014

THE MAP OF THE NATIONAL MALL, HAINS POINT AND SOUTHWEST IS NOW AVAILABLE! See the “MAPS GALLERY” page for a view of how it looked in progress and for other maps. The National Mall Map comes in two versions: 16″x20″ matted for $45; custom-framed 26″x29″ limited-edition print for $465 (print alone, $300).


Ben's, 1213 U Street NW

Ben’s, 1213 U Street NW

 WHAT DOES D.C. LOOK LIKE? The squat red building that is Ben’s Chili Bowl?  The White House? Frederick Douglass’s house?  The arches of Key Bridge, or the marshes of the Anacostia? I sell more than 100 watercolor views and maps of the city as matted prints, ranging in size from 8″x10 to 16″x20″ for $15 to $45 each. Limited-edition prints, published by Old Town Editions of Alexandria, include maps of Rock Creek Park, the Potomac River Gorge, and the Neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. Also available as a limited-edition print:  the D.C. Cherry Blossoms Kimono.

Cherry Blossoms Kimono

Cherry Blossoms Kimono

These numbered, signed pieces are produced on state-of-art large-format printers with inks and papers that won’t yellow or fade for decades. They contain all the subtleties of color and tone of the original watercolors. Framed, limited-edition prints range in price from $145 to $395. More paintings can be seen by clicking on the Views of the City page on the menu bar above. For the best place to view my work in person, come to Eastern Market. If there’s a piece you already know you want, you can contact me at 202-462-9069 or maryjbelcher@comcast.net. (Don’t forget the middle initial, “j” for Jane!) 

Rowhouses next to Mt. Zion Church, Georgetown, D.C.

Rowhouses next to Mt. Zion Church, Georgetown, D.C.


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