No Starving Artists Here

The start of this year was busy, busy, busy. Courses are filling up fast; a nice number of return artists and that is a good sign. Two are even returning for the 4th time; which make art guests turn into good friends. We also had two guests from Australia, about two...

Spring in the Shenandoah Valley

May is a beautiful month in the Shenandoah Valley. The trees are in full bloom and the flowers are starting to thrive. With everything turning green and the temperature rising near 80 degrees, it is time to get our paints together, pack up the easel and do some...

How has your artwork evolved since you started painting?

Have you found that your style of painting has changed over time? That is quite normal and will automatically happen as you explore and experiment with various mediums and subject matter, different techniques, etc. over time. I don’t think there is anyone who looks...

2014 Spring is Here – Time to Paint!

OK, snow, cold go away – we are all ready for the warm breezes, trees budding, bulbs blooming and to feel the warmth of the sun.  In other words, it’s time for spring to burst forth in all its glory.  With that comes new energy and creativity to put up the easel...

What to do if I come along?

If you are a partner/spouse/friend and want to come along for the art course and wonder what you can do – let me give you some wonderful options.  First of all, Lexington is full of history and small shops.  There are no franchise stores allowed in the downtown area,...

History of The Shenandoah Manor

Most Rockbridge County residents remember The Shenandoah Manor as “The Inn at Union Run”. Its story begins at the end of the 19th Century on the banks of the Union Run, where a clapboard farmhouse on 100 acres was built (1883) with a spring, a springhouse,...