Canoes, Mountain Lake is a serene look at Mountain Lake Resort in Giles County, VA. This resort was the setting for the movie, Dirty Dancing starring Patrick Swayze. The water level has gone down but the resort is still beautiful and very popular.
I used to spend a lot of time swimming the lake with friends. My husband, son, and I have stayed at the motel several times. This painting has wonderful color contrast and the surface is a subtle impasto.
I had posted a preliminary sketch of this painting since I didn't have a good photograph of this painting. I recently found one so I will have both paintings in my portfolio.
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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 paintings were in two group shows on Broadway and my biography is included in The Original Marquis Who's Who in America.
I taught in the Art Department of Radford University for a twenty years as Assistant professor. I taught Art Appreciation, Drawing, Oil Painting, Watercolor painting, Foundations, and served as Gallery Director for one year.
I enjoyed working with Art and Design students. My Art Appreciation course was hands-on and I received many compliments on my course curriculum. Oftentimes I had students that were not enrolled in the class ask me if they could sit in for a class. I have fond memories of those guest students! What a great compliment for me!
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, England and Australia. I want to cover the world with my art!
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June 11th, 2012
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