Near Purgatory is a colorful, atmospheric view of one of the many sites my husband researches for birds and butterflies. I have many great memories of all the outings he has taken me on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Clyde Kessler is a well known naturalist in The New River Valley and his discovery of the endangered Mitchel Satyr butterfly in 1998 is considered to be one of the most important wildlife finds in the second half of the twentieth century in Virginia.
He has give me many beautiful inspirations for paintings of this fantastic mountain region. I love the way the colors dissolve into the colored light in this painting. I live in the most beautiful place in the world!
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My paintings have been seen throughout the United States in national, international, and group shows. I have won numerous awards, including awards from Dorothy Gillespie, May Stevens, Frank Webb, and Daniel Greene.
My best-selling print, "Reaching Out", was selected from over three million works of art on Fine Art America to be on the set of The Mindy Project and I appeared with my artwork on The Hour of Joy on FoxTV out of Roanoke on March 10th 2013.
I live to paint and it is important to me to find homes for all of my creations. I have originals and prints in twenty-four states, Canada, Germany, Russia, and Australia. I want to cover the world with my art!
I have over thirty years experience shipping my artwork with no accidents and no returns - just compliments!
Be sure to check out my YouTubes. Here is the address for my Beautiful Nude Series. http://youtu.be/vOyjIZ__lq4
August 17th, 2010
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