September 1 - October 1
Ellen DeLuca - Watercolor Paintings Ellen DeLuca Bio and Artist Statement I was born in New Jersey, educated as a nurse at St. Louis University and spent most of my younger adulthood in the Washington D.C. area, where I worked as a practicing nurse for 10 years before becoming a masters-prepared nurse educator at the University of Maryland (UMD) and later Georgetown University. Eventually, I got a PhD in Higher Education from UMD and moved to Lynchburg after marriage to my husband, a Professor at Hampden Sydney College. I was hired by Lynchburg College (now UL) as a Professor of Nursing where I worked for 19 years before retiring. In the Spring of 1999, I took my first watercolor workshop with Karen Bowden. Following this, I spent several Vermont summers taking workshops with Jeanne Carbonetti, who strongly influenced my style. I took short courses from Peter Huntoon and Robert Sydorowich, who, like Jeanne emphasized a love of color and impressionistic techniques. Since retiring I’m able to spend more time painting; I credit Purnell Pettijohn with helping me grow significantly as an artist. Workshops with Janet Rogers have strongly motivated me to focus more on floral painting. I enjoy group painting workshops where I can advance my skills, and network with other painters. I believe these experiences have helped me to evolve as a painter. Although most of my work is representative, I would like to create more abstract work in the future. One of my goals as an artist is to communicate appreciation for the bold and dramatic colors all around us. My work represents scenes of people and places here in Lynchburg, near our lake house in Vermont, beaches we have visited and the Italian cities and mountains that I have enjoyed as a tourist.
The Virginian Hotel
August 12 - November 11
Acrylic Paintings by Trish Herasme
La Femme Salon
A new satellite gallery, in partnership with Steven Francis Fine Art at La Femme Salon at 1200 Main Street. Three dimensional artwork by various local artists, with works in clay, wood, metal and other media. This space will feature new work throughout the year.