Welcome to the August 2020 virtual exhibition of the Artists of Rappahannock. The Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community is pleased to present this selection of work by artists and galleries on the annual Fall Art Tour.
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I have been an artist all of my life having grown up in a home surrounded by professional musicians, potters, and painters! Every day was a creative day and I thrived on the energy it produced among all of us. I see compositions in all aspects of life from the chaos of dishes in my kitchen sink to the flower arrangements I create from our gardens. I take joy in shadows cast across the country roads and the sparkles on the cut crystal of the vase by the window!
Originally an oil painter, I switched to watercolor because I love the fresh, bright colors one can only capture with that medium and the way my water paints run and blend in a way that oils can never do. The surprising results delight me as I develop my paintings of ordinary situations in still life and landscape. I paint every day to try and capture yet one more piece of life this beautiful world has offered me!
I have a love affair with wood, all types of wood. I find it captivating, I am enthralled by its appearance, texture, aroma, color, patterns, flexibility, density, figure and form as it merges with my personality. Designing and making furniture is my occupation, but more than that it is my art form. The majority of my work will exist much longer than me, and speak to more people. This is why I am so careful about what my designs express.
I sell directly through my showroom in Amissville, Virginia and via the internet. Because these are some of the highest quality, well designed furniture pieces being crafted in this country today, your dollars buy quality and uniqueness, while providing a valuable American treasure for future generations.
River District Potters
4 carved bowls – 4” x 2.5″ – $15 each
Larger carved bowl – 3.5″ x 6.5″ – $25
Set – $75
Larger tray – 4.5″ x 8.5″ – $25
Set (both) – $35
Four potters – Sara Adams, Susan Hornbostel, Doris Jones and Nancy Nord – joyfully making functional and artful ceramics. We welcome visitors to see our work and us at work. This exhibition features two of these potters: Sara Adams and Susan Hornbostel.
Each of the potters views pottery from a different perspective and that is reflected in our unique work. Making pottery offers us an outlet for our creativity and a balance between the right and left sides of our brains, as well as an escape from the hustle/bustle of everyday life. Ceramics/pottery is a diverse medium of expression and offers an ever changing source of joy in creating objects from clay.
VA State Arboretum
silver halide photo print
film coated, laminated, and dry mounted
20″ x 30″
Sage Surreal archival photo print
in rustic barnwood frame
13″ x 23″
Rockland Historic District,
Warren County, VA
archival photo print
12″ x 18″ (18″ x 24″ with mat)
Rappahannock River at Farfelu Vineyard
Sage Surreal panorama silver halide photo print
Film coated, laminated
30″ x 60″
My Studio and Gallery is located in a delightful old storefront on Main Street, Sperryville. From the front porch and twin bay windows I can watch the comings and goings of local folks, business people and tourists. This is a refreshing change of pace from the solitary hiking and biking throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains that I greatly enjoy.
I always have a camera with me on early morning rides or late afternoon hikes. Images from my farm and the surrounding countryside are inspirations for my work. Back in the studio, I try to understand how to capture light, composition and emotions on the canvas. I am a deliberate painter and often revisit a painting multiple time before considering it complete. I like to think I interpret the landscape by adding my own sense of place and understanding of the land.