This stand, now replaced by other more substanial buildings as the mountain town of Lexington, Virginia grows into the surrounding rural areas. Selling bedding plants in the Spring, farm produce in the Summer and apples & pumpkins in the Fall; one could also find pickeled eggs, jams, jellies, country ham and other vanishing delicacies of a passing way of life.
Thomas (Tom) Akers, b: 1942 is an award winning Virginia artist whose family has longstanding roots in that state and has included some noted painters. He studied art and painting at American University, Washington, DC; and has a background as an illustrator and forensic artist. Although having had a continuing personal occupation with fine art, he nevertheless returned relatively late to its painting in earnest.
Usually painting in watercolors and acrylics, his works are realistic but reflect the artist's particular regard for the Impressionist and American Ashcan schools in both his choices of subjects for painting and their style of rendering.
Works by the artist are in private and corporate collections in the United States and...
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