Photo by Phylicia Ghee for Live Baltimore

Meet Your Neighbors

What types of neighbors will you meet in Baltimore City? Browse these residents’ stories to discover who’s living nearby.

Amy Sherald

Before she was Michelle Obama’s National Portrait Gallery artist, she was just our neighbor Amy. Meet Amy Sherald, formerly a resident artist at Charles North‘s Motor House.

I think one key insight I want people to leave with after they look at my work—just to be able to imagine. Just a little bit of imagination will affect somebody who’s looking at a painting and make them see themselves differently.

Landis McCord

Your neighbor just might be an All Mighty Senator. Meet Landis McCord, boom box enthusiast and legend of Baltimore funk.

I think a lot of people come from out of town just to be inspired. Everyone here has something going on….I know that if you live in Baltimore and you like to do stuff, you will not be bored.

Philippa Berrington Blew

Having lived all over the world, Phillippa was seduced by Baltimore. Meet Philippa Berrington Blew, a collector (but very specifically not a hoarder).

Baltimore is truly one of those cities that you have to live in to discover all its secrets and its charm, because they’re not obvious.

Erin Fitzpatrick

Painting portraits keeps Erin’s life in Baltimore interesting. Meet Erin Fitzpatrick, an artist working globally from her home near Baltimore’s Penn Station.

Being in Baltimore has helped me because it’s really affordable to live here. I have a big beautiful apartment with studio space and I live right by the train station. I can get to New York in a second. These days the world is so global with social media that I can live in a smaller, more intimate city and still be competitive with other artists in bigger cities.