Nixon's 22x28 Brilliant View of Fall Alongside the Rapidan River is an exciting landscape acrylic painting. It is dominated bya bright, fiery red orange tree. The 'S' curve, formed by the Rapidan River, directs the eye around the composition, however the fiery red orange leaves becomes the center of interest..This painting highlights the elegant and dazzling colors of Fall! The soft tinted background contrast with the rugged textures and blazing colors in the foreground. This scene also highlights the drama of fishing at the Rapidan River while I was a youth with vigor and endless energy, just like the river.
About The Artist
A native of Orange County, Lee Nixon Jr. received his Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education from Virginia State University in 1975. He taught at Daniel Morgan Middle School in Winchester, Virginia for five years. While there, he served on a committee for the annual Fine Arts Festival that involved all of the area schools. In 1980, Lee returned to Orange, to teach at Orange County High School where he initiated an annual Arts and Science Festival, which continued until recently. If you attended Orange County High School chances are good that Lee Nixon was your art teacher. He works primarily in acrylics for their versatility and compatibility with other media. His impressionist paintings reflect a need, care and...
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