“Barns of Page County” was born from driving back roads, jumping cattle gates, and befriending neighbors. Exploring these farms, I soon realized barns are treasure chests for painters. Barns create an endless amount of possibilities for an artist with the various textures, colors, and designs. I love building up the oil paints to capture textures in a field of harvested corn or the peeling paint on a barn door.

These barns are a part of a simpler way of life. They tell the story of the hardworking farmers connected to their land. My paintings aim to reconnect people with the land. I can often be found exploring the Shenandoah Valley, gathering inspiration. Art is constantly developing in my mind and taking over my senses. I open the front door, explore the land, and drift into an imaginative state.

My oil paintings are an exploration of my childhood landscapes, where the Shenandoah Valley cultivated my imagination. My work has been exhibited in professional and student exhibits in Vermont, Virginia, and Florence. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Green Mountain College, an environmental liberal arts college. I can often be found exploring the Shenandoah Valley, gathering inspiration. I create my paintings in “plein air” and in the studio. My studio works are inspired by photographs and sketches from my adventures. Art is constantly developing in my mind and taking over my senses. I open the front door, explore the land, and drift into an imaginative state.

 

KATRINA'S SHOW - until September 23; Opening Reception Saturday, September 1, 5-8pm

“Barns of Page County” was born from driving back roads, jumping cattle gates, and befriending neighbors. Exploring these farms, I soon realized barns are treasure chests for painters. I love building up the oil paints to capture the various textures, colors, and designs of each barn.