Our Current Exhibition:

Spring is in the Air!

April 17-May 16, 2021

Rubin, Alan-Al Fresco

Rubin, Alan-Al Fresco

Best in Show! Al Fresco Oil on canvas 30 x 24 $2,000 Alan Rubin

Morga Maria Peonies and Peaches Watercol

Morga Maria Peonies and Peaches Watercol

First Place! Peonies and Peaches Watercolor 25 x 22 $1,950 Maria Morga

Hopkins, Laura-Creekside Tree, Audley Fa

Hopkins, Laura-Creekside Tree, Audley Fa

Second Place! I was quite taken with this beautiful old tree beside a lovely creek along the entrance to Audley Farm in Berryville. I can only imagine the comings and goings it has seen. Trying to capture its craggy beauty juxtaposed with new growth of foliage was an exciting and fun challenge. Creekside Tree, Audley Farm Oil on panel 13 x 16 $350 Laura Hopkins

Rubin, Alan-On the Bayou

Rubin, Alan-On the Bayou

Third Place! On the Bayou Oil on canvas 24 x 32 $1,800 Alan Rubin

Breen, Susan-window with green shutters.

Breen, Susan-window with green shutters.

I love Italian windows and this one in particular made me think of the coming of spring and departure of winter. I love the closed shutters as they remind me of taking an afternoon nap. Window with Green Shutters Digital painting 23 x 19 $250 Susan Breen

Padilla, Chito-Flying Colors

Padilla, Chito-Flying Colors

After a very long year of quarantine and social distancing, we all crave to be set free! This colorful painting of kites soaring in the air is a call for those times when we were carefree. There is no hint of worries and apprehension, just of bright spirit and instant happiness. Flying Colors Acrylic 18 x 24 $495 Chito Padilla

Block, Anne-Yellowstone Walk

Block, Anne-Yellowstone Walk

While visiting Yellowstone last summer, we hiked through these flowers along Hell Roaring Creek, which flows into the Yellowstone River. Yellowstone Walk Oil on linen 20 x 24 $1,050 Anne Block

Garity, Jill-Morning Light

Garity, Jill-Morning Light

Morning Light Oil 14 x 17 $475 Jill Garity

Macy, Suzan-The Secret

Macy, Suzan-The Secret

The Secret Oil 18 x 22 $450 Suzan Macy

Coleman_Karen_Hope is the Thing with Fea

Coleman_Karen_Hope is the Thing with Fea

I was amazed at the this Carolina Wren that tried to take a shoelace from my old shoe. After working in the garden, I had left them on my back deck. When I came back later, there was this small bird attempting this impossible task. Carolina Wrens are known for using fragments of a wide variety of materials in their nests in the spring. The bird’s tireless efforts reminded me of the beloved Emily Dickinson poem. Hope is the Thing with Feathers Colored pencil 22.5 x 25 $700 Karen Coleman

Hopkins, Laura-Spring Afternoon, Unison,

Hopkins, Laura-Spring Afternoon, Unison,

This scene is on Unison Rd about a mile from my house. It is especially beautiful in the early spring before it gets too overgrown. I love the way the budding trees and new growth of grasses look in the soft light of spring. Spring Afternoon, Unison, VA Oil on canvas 24 x 30 $975 Laura Hopkins

Wallace, Ann-Spring's Pink Lace

Wallace, Ann-Spring's Pink Lace

Spring’s Pink Lace Pastel 15 x 18 $380 Ann Wallace

Breen, Susan-barn in mist

Breen, Susan-barn in mist

The inspiration for this picture were the poppies. They are my favorite flower and thoroughly in my opinion represent the beginning of spring. Barn in Mist Digital painting 31.5 x 31.5 $575 Susan Breen

Schneider, Paul-Sign of Spring (Dogwood

Schneider, Paul-Sign of Spring (Dogwood

Sign of Spring Digital Photography 11 x 14 $145 Paul Schneider

Coleman_Karen_Luna Moth_colored pencil a

Coleman_Karen_Luna Moth_colored pencil a

These beautiful, ethereal moths glide through the night sky. During the day, they can be seen resting in a shrub or on the side of a tree. I wanted to capture its iridescent colors against a black background. I first put down a wash of pearlescent watercolors and then applied layers of colored pencil, allowing each layer of paint and dry pigment to shine through one another, showing this beautiful creature’s luminosity. Luna Moth Colored pencil & watercolor 15 x 12 $275 Karen Coleman

Garity, Jill-Renewal

Garity, Jill-Renewal

Renewal Oil 11 x 13 $235 Jill Garity

Jenkins, Doris-CalmBeforeTheStorm_Oil

Jenkins, Doris-CalmBeforeTheStorm_Oil

On a spring day I took this photograph of the dramatic darker sky just before a spring storm. The sun was still hitting the dogwood trees in the foreground. I tried to capture the drama of the stormy sky behind the light, creamy dogwood blossoms. Calm Before the Storm Oil on canvas 22 x 18 $385 Doris Jenkins

Garity, Jill-Silhouette

Garity, Jill-Silhouette

Silhouette Oil 14 x 17 $475 Jill Garity

Henry, Cathy Suitor-Solitude of the Blue

Henry, Cathy Suitor-Solitude of the Blue

Solitude of the Blue Ridge Oil 12 x 15 $190 Cathy Suiter-Henry

Ellis, Ruth Marie-Jesse

Ellis, Ruth Marie-Jesse

Middleburg has no shortage of excellent equine artists, but I wanted to do something different with this series. Taking a barn full of show horses and transforming them into fantasy flower horses, with long manes, deconstructed braids, and spring blossoms shows a completely different side of these beautiful companion creatures. After a year of being restricted by COVID, we are all ready to bloom again. Jesse Photograph on canvas mat board 22 x 18 $500 Ruth Marie Ellis

Holz, Patricia Taylor-Singapore Pitch Or

Holz, Patricia Taylor-Singapore Pitch Or

Singapore Pitch Orchid Watercolor and acrylic on paper 27 x 33 $800 Patricia Taylor Holz

Scherer-Sylvia Acrylic-Gold Leaf RITE OF

Scherer-Sylvia Acrylic-Gold Leaf RITE OF

In Japan the end of Winter is marked by the gentle burst of Sakura or cherry flowers. A RITE OF SPRING from time immemorial brings hope and optimism as the blossoms suggest renewal with the birth of the season. Yet, the blooms are short lived and thus call our attention to the fleeting nature of life. The complex gilding of the branches used a variety of gold leaves in order to give texture to the aged bark. The Rite of Spring Mixed Media-acrylic & gold leaf 48 x 24 $3,500 Sylvia Scherer

Pavone, Matt-Hydrangea

Pavone, Matt-Hydrangea

Hydrangea Acrylic and graphite on canvas 26 x 26 $790 Matt Pavone

Block, Anne-Magnolias at UVA Rotunda New

Block, Anne-Magnolias at UVA Rotunda New

I viewed these Magnolias March 5th of last year after attending the final UVA basketball game of the season. Magnolias at UVA Rotunda Oil on linen 24 x 24 $1,166 Anne Block

Ellis, Ruth Marie-Crispin

Ellis, Ruth Marie-Crispin

Middleburg has no shortage of excellent equine artists, but I wanted to do something different with this series. Taking a barn full of show horses and transforming them into fantasy flower horses, with long manes, deconstructed braids, and spring blossoms shows a completely different side of these beautiful companion creatures. After a year of being restricted by COVID, we are all ready to bloom again. Crispin Photograph on canvas mat board 22 x 18 $500 Ruth Marie Ellis

Salmon, Ron-June Baby

Salmon, Ron-June Baby

June is the month in Shenandoah National Park. Big Meadows, to encounter new-born White-tailed Deer fawns. The image of “June Baby” was captured after an early morning pre-dawn trip and very little luck photographing the deer. As I was securing my equipment, I spotted this fawn curled up in the meadow grasses; just feet away from the spot where I had been standing for more than one hour. June Baby Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Photography 24 x 18 $300 Ron Salmon

Weed, Peggy-The Last Blossom

Weed, Peggy-The Last Blossom

The Last Blossom Oil 12 x 9 $500 Peggy Weed

Holz, Patricia Taylor-Red Dogwoods

Holz, Patricia Taylor-Red Dogwoods

Red Dogwoods Oil on canvas 36 x 48 $1,100 Patricia Taylor Holz

Wallace, Ann-Ready for Spring

Wallace, Ann-Ready for Spring

Ready for Spring Pastel 19 x 22 $450 Ann Wallace

Holz, Patricia Taylor-Black and Gold Dog

Holz, Patricia Taylor-Black and Gold Dog

Black and Gold Orchids Watercolor and acrylic on paper 27 x 33 $800 Patricia Taylor Holz

Patterson, Leslie-Robin Song

Patterson, Leslie-Robin Song

Seeing and watching the robins reappear come spring and listening to their song, just gives you hope for the season. Robin Song Pastel 14 x 11 $185 Leslie Patterson

Richards_Kim T_ The Invitation_acrylic

Richards_Kim T_ The Invitation_acrylic

Sometimes, I have an idea of a color combination that I want to paint, but it is not always easy to find bouquets to match. For this painting, I had wanted to paint a white bouquet for months before I found one I could use as my subject. Finally my patience was rewarded, and I set aside the other things I was working on so that I could paint this one before the flowers died. The Invitation Acrylic 18 x 22 $575 Kim T. Richards

Jenkins%2C%20Doris-PeaceInTheValley_Oil_

Jenkins%2C%20Doris-PeaceInTheValley_Oil_

While driving to a bed and breakfast in Warm Springs, Virginia, I noticed a lovely cluster of pink flowers against a fence at the bottom of a hill peppered with wildflowers. I asked my husband to pull over so I could take a photo of this peaceful country scene….one that I felt I needed to paint. Peace in the Valley Oil on canvas 11 x 13 $200 Doris Jenkins

Henry, Cathy Suitor-Waiting for Spring

Henry, Cathy Suitor-Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring Oil 15 x 12 $287 Cathy Suiter-Henry

Macy, Suzan-Spring Stroll

Macy, Suzan-Spring Stroll

Spring Stroll Oil 17 x 20 $400 Suzan Macy

Kray, Dorothy-Grace

Kray, Dorothy-Grace

At dawn I have birds, clearly divine messengers that I don’t understand. Yet day by day feel the grace of their intentions. ~ Jim Harrison Grace Photography 10 x 10 $150 Dorothy Kray

Merkin, Karen-Hiding Pink

Merkin, Karen-Hiding Pink

Spending so much more time in the house this past year, I looked for easy to find objects to paint. I found these flowers around my yard last spring and the bright colors brought me happiness and inspiration to paint them. Hiding Pink Oil 16 x 16 $600 Karen Merkin

Merkin, Karen-Three Peonies

Merkin, Karen-Three Peonies

Spending so much more time in the house this past year, I looked for easy to find objects to paint. I found these flowers around my yard last spring and the bright colors brought me happiness and inspiration to paint them. Three Peonies Oil 18 x 15 $500 Karen Merkin

Merkin, Karen-Purple Flower

Merkin, Karen-Purple Flower

Spending so much more time in the house this past year, I looked for easy to find objects to paint. I found these flowers around my yard last spring and the bright colors brought me happiness and inspiration to paint them. Purple Flower Oil 16 x 16 $600 Karen Merkin

Scala, Amy-Red Buds

Scala, Amy-Red Buds

Red Bud trees lined the path at the golf course. Love the contrast of the pink trees against the pine trees. Redbuds Acrylic 15.75 x19 $225 Amy Scala

Reid, Anne-Spring Twilight

Reid, Anne-Spring Twilight

Spring Twilight Mixed media 11 x 14 $350 Anne Reid

Miller, Pamela-BlueMorning-Photo

Miller, Pamela-BlueMorning-Photo

Blue Morning Photography 13 x 9 $90 Pamela Miller

Sharpe, Susan-March

Sharpe, Susan-March

After the first few warm days & a soaking rain, the grass turns suddenly green & the tulip poplars begin to leaf out. The grays of winter give way, but softly at first. Mornings are often foggy. I have been doing a lot of experiments with the color green, using different blues & yellows, warm & cool. Other effects come from adding a drop of red or a bit of white. During the pandemic, nothing made me forget its problems like mixing colors. March Oil on canvas panel 13 x 17 $200 Susan Sharpe

Miller, Pamela_BreakfastInTheSunshine-Ph

Miller, Pamela_BreakfastInTheSunshine-Ph

Breakfast in the Sunshine Photography 11 x 9 $90 Pamela Miller

Mullen, Lindsay-Primavera

Mullen, Lindsay-Primavera

Primavera Oil 28.5 x 39.5 $5,550 Lindsay Mullen

ThompsonDanaWrenandRosesoil

ThompsonDanaWrenandRosesoil

Wren and Roses Oil 8.5 x 10 $650 Dana Lee Thompson

Scala, Amy-Leopold's Preserve Pond Sprin

Scala, Amy-Leopold's Preserve Pond Sprin

Plein air on a lovely spring day at Leopold’s Preserve Pond. A brook to my right, two geese courting across the pond and frog calls. Noticed the red buds coming out in the tree tops and beautiful reflection. Leopold’s Preserve Pond Springtime Acrylic 15.75 x 19 $250 Amy Scala

Morga, Maria-Flowers with Texture

Morga, Maria-Flowers with Texture

Flowers and Texture Mixed Media 14 x 14 $425 Maria Morga

Mulvena, Danny-22 Cows

Mulvena, Danny-22 Cows

This piece was found at one of my favorite pasture go to's. Always a nice array of cattle roaming about. Done in late March when the grass is fighting off the bleached out pale browns and yellows of winter and pushing up fresh green grass. The cows are happy and I'm happy for them. 22 Cows Watercolor 21 x 33 $600 Danny Mulvena

Reid, Anne-A Pot of Tulips

Reid, Anne-A Pot of Tulips

A Pot of Tulips OIL 12 x 9 $295 Anne Reid

Wine Linda Early Spring Acrylic

Wine Linda Early Spring Acrylic

Early spring makes me think of Restless love, Dazzling sunlight, Warm winds, New life, Trillium and violets, Budding trees and The warmth of the earth. Early Spring Acrylic 20 x 16 $400 Linda Wine

Mulvena, Danny-Pet Cemetary

Mulvena, Danny-Pet Cemetary

A little spot in our side yard, a huge willow for shade and a nice old stone wall outcrop as a border make a nice spot for spreading the ashes of old friends. Rusty, a tin dog made by one of our friends keeps an eye on our old companions. We probably won’t burn him. Pet Cemetery Watercolor 16 x 22 $500 Danny Mulvena

Weed, Peggy-The Things of Spring

Weed, Peggy-The Things of Spring

The Things of Spring Oil 11 x 14 $600 Peggy Weed

Reid, Anne-Main Street, Warrenton

Reid, Anne-Main Street, Warrenton

Main Street, Warrenton Mixed media 11 x 8 $225 Anne Reid

Remington, Justine-Robin-Pastel

Remington, Justine-Robin-Pastel

When I see my yard filled with dozens of robins on the ground, looking for worms, I know my favorite season is coming ¬— spring. Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal and hope, when the cold earth warms causing the trees and flowers to wake from their winter slumber. Robins are the harbingers of spring. Robin-Harbinger of Spring Soft Pastel on Paper 14 x 14 $120 Justine Remington

Hindle, Stuart Allison-Sunflower Garden

Hindle, Stuart Allison-Sunflower Garden

My inspiration comes from nature itself. I find compositions with light that enables me to push the color and depth that draws the viewers into the painting. By working in small brush strokes, I slowly watch the painting come to life in my studio from photos that I have taken around the world. I call my work “realistic impressionism”. By playing with color, light and texture, I try to create an original experience. Sunflower Garden Oil 26 x 26 $1,295 Stuart Allison Hindle

Hindle, Stuart Allison-Cherry Blossoms A

Hindle, Stuart Allison-Cherry Blossoms A

My inspiration comes from nature itself. I find compositions with light that enables me to push the color & depth that draws the viewer into the painting. By working in small brush strokes, I slowly watch the painting come to life in my studio from photos that I have taken around the world. I call my work “realistic impressionism”. By playing with color, light and texture, I try to create an original experience. Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin Oil 9.5 x 12 $350 Stuart Allison Hindle

Remington, Justine-wildflowers--storm-cl

Remington, Justine-wildflowers--storm-cl

I watch the changing landscape & to see the stories of nature unfold. When I came upon this field after a storm, I was struck by the contrast of the blue-gray clouds & the bright yellow flowers & drawn in by the diagonal lines, perhaps pointing me to some destination? I enjoyed creating this painting—it’s exciting to watch the scene develop beneath my hand, acquiring more depth with each layer of pastel. Wildflowers & Storm Clouds Soft pastel on sanded board 11 x 14 $370 Justine Remington

Richards_ KIm T_Sketching _oil

Richards_ KIm T_Sketching _oil

The fountain is full of color and motion demanding your attention, but the artist is quietly focused on her sketching. The world has become chaotic and unsettling during this crazy pandemic year, but like the artist in the painting, I enjoy leaving the chaos of the world behind while I paint and draw. Sketching Oil 18 x 14 $425 Kim T. Richards

Block, Anne-Jefferson Memorial Cherry Bl

Block, Anne-Jefferson Memorial Cherry Bl

This painting depicts the Jefferson Memorial during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Jefferson Memorial Cherry Blossoms Oil on linen 22 x 22 $950 Anne Block

Schneider, Deb-Meadowlark Garden

Schneider, Deb-Meadowlark Garden

Meadowlark Garden Oil 14 x 11 $245 Deborah Schneider

Salmon, Ron-Big Meadows Baby

Salmon, Ron-Big Meadows Baby

White-tailed Deer fawns. Big Meadows is a wide alpine meadow and the perfect place to encounter White-tailed Deer fawns. I followed the mother deer and the “new-born” for an extended time until the adult deer stopped to settle the baby into the meadow grasses. Most of the activity at Big Meadows is pre-dawn, as was the time this image was taken Big Meadow Baby White-tailed Deer Doe & Fawn Big Meadows Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Photography 18 x 24 $350 Ron Salmon

Schneider, Deb-Full Bloom

Schneider, Deb-Full Bloom

Full Bloom Oil 14 x 11 $245 Deborah Schneider

Wallace, Ann-Colors of Spring

Wallace, Ann-Colors of Spring

The Colors of Spring Pastel 19 x 22 $400 Ann Wallace

Didoha, Judy-Spring Sheep

Didoha, Judy-Spring Sheep

Spring Sheep Acrylic 18 x 22 $325 Judy Didoha

Sharpe, Susan-Redbud Season

Sharpe, Susan-Redbud Season

Sometimes spring seems a jumble of color. This painting was inspired by daffodils, forsythia, shadblow, new leaves, old grass and spring sky. Redbud Season Oil on canvas 9 x 11 $150 Susan Sharpe

Ellis, Ruth Marie-Luna

Ellis, Ruth Marie-Luna

Middleburg has no shortage of excellent equine artists, but I wanted to do something different with this series. Taking a barn full of show horses and transforming them into fantasy flower horses, with long manes, deconstructed braids, and spring blossoms shows a completely different side of these beautiful companion creatures. After a year of being restricted by COVID, we are all ready to bloom again. Luna Photograph on canvas mat board 22 x 18 $500 Ruth Marie Ellis