Meet Our Artisans
I create photos which are printed on mounted canvas and then painted by hand with oil paint. I use both digital and darkroom techniques. I use Photoshop extensively to create panoramas, digital collages, and infared effects. My favorite subject is southwest Virginia. I love landscapes. I also work with color photography and do watercolors.
Before retirement, I taught art and photography at New River Community College and I am happy to give out free art and photo advice.
Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway, Abingdon VA
Blacksburg Regional Art Association
Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley
Jacksonville Center for the Arts
From Christiansburg - Take Rt. 8 toward Floyd. Turn right on to Childress Rd. opposite Ally's Restaurant. Cross Meadow Creek Rd. Studio is approximately 1 mile on the left at the corner of Childress and Thrush Rd. Turn left on Thrush and park behind the house or turn around an park in front of the house. From Floyd: Take Rt. 8 toward Christiansburg. After the central part of Riner, turn left at Riner Veterinary Services onto Meadow Creek Road. Turn left at Childress Road and house is 1 mile on left.