When I am at Eastern Market, my stall is on the plaza at the North Carolina Avenue & 7th Street end of the Market building.

Eastern Market is DC’s longest operating public market, dating to the city’s founding in 1790. Early city planners Thomas Jefferson and Pierre L’Enfant situated large markets in each of the District’s quadrants. The original Eastern Market was located next to the Navy Yard on Capitol Hill; it moved to its present location in 1873. The Market today proudly reflects our city’s diverse culture, where people of all colors, ages, beliefs and backgrounds come to shop and mingle.

If you can’t find me, or if the weather seems iffy, call or text me at 202-390-9069 to make sure I’m there. Hope you can visit soon!

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Glen Echo Officer Francis Collins Confronts Protestor Marvous Saunders over Park Segregation, 1960 (based on a news photo); watercolor painting by Mary Belcher, 2018

“GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD PLACES,” a small show of my paintings at Glen Echo Park in Maryland, is on view in the Park View Gallery in the Arcade building from January 20 to February 17.  The show was inspired by people who have left a worthy mark on Washington, and the sites that honor them.

The paintings honor courageous actors–those whose protests led to the racial desegregation of Glen Echo Park in the early 1960s; Clara Barton, the founder of the Red Cross; the nature-lovers who preserved the C&O Canal; Frederick Douglass; Abraham Lincoln; and Martin Luther King, Jr. Click here to view the paintings in the exhibit. For times, click on Glen Echo’s exhibitions page.

Ben's, 1213 U Street NW

Ben’s, 1213 U Street NW

WHAT DOES DC 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 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

These numbered, signed pieces are produced on state-of-the-art large-format printers with archival inks and paper that won’t yellow or fade for decades. They possess all the subtleties of color and tone of the original watercolors. These special prints range in price from $150 to $475 and come both framed and unframed. 

Go to my Views of the City and Maps Gallery pages for more. The best place to see my work in person is at Eastern Market. If you can’t find me, or you have questions, you can contact me at 202-390-9069.


Rowhouses next to Mt. Zion Church, Georgetown

Want to see how I created my MAP OF THE NATIONAL MALL, HAINS POINT, SOUTHWEST, AND PARTS OF DOWNTOWN AND FOGGY BOTTOM? Go to the Maps Gallery to see how it progressed over several months in 2014. 

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

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