This is a soft pastel on paper of a colorful blue ridge sunset in southwest virginia. I am always fascinated by the skies in this region and the atmospheric effect on the mountains. I have spent many hours on the Blue Ridge Parkway with my husband and son and am always entertained by the beautiful vistas. In the distance the colors of the mountains disolve into warm and cool colors of the light reflected on them.
The pastel was placed on the paper in small marks in a multitude of the finest grumbacher and rembrandt colors to capture the intensity of light and texture in the mountains and sky. Purchaser will have to get this framed. I cannot guarantee that there will be no pastel dust on the mat if I shipped it framed. The pastel is loose on a cardboard backing covered in acetate.
ARTIST RETAINS FULL COPYRIGHT OF ARTWORK AND IS PROTECTED BY US AND INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAWS
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 thirty-two states,Washington D.C., Canada, Germany, Russia, England, Switzerland, India and Australia.
I also have paintings in the collection of Hollywood actress Morgan Fairchild.
Be sure to check out my YouTubes. Here is the address for my first video about my drawing on The Mindy Project! http://youtu.be/vOyjIZ__lq4
Towhee Hill Studio is open to the public by appointment. 540-257-3437
Golden Blue Ridge Sunset
Golden Blue Ridge Sunset is a 25" x 18" soft pastel painting on high quality strathmore paper and loose on a cardboard backing covered in acetate.
Buyer will have to have it matted and framed.