Sunday, November 15, 2009

This little jewel is now somewhere in the White House- yes, in D.C. This was commissioned as a gift for Michelle Obama during the presentation of a National Youth Program Award given to The Old Brick Playhouse for their apprentice program. The image is a hand-embellished oil monotype of the Lehmann family's shed on their farm in Helvetia. It truly feels like West Virginia to me. Serene. Simple. Beautiful. I am so pleased with our young theatre program and with the opportunity to have some big recognition in our little town.

These three images are from my current solo exhibit in the Randolph County Community Arts Center. The first image is an oil monotype called "Uncle Eddie" and was made from a slide image found in an old box of my great uncle's belongings. The second image is still life study in oil on canvas of a group of tomatoes from our garden this summer. The last image is an oil monotype of the old Shoemaker's Shop in Helvetia. The exhibit will be up at the Arts Center until Nov.25th. The Arts Center will receive a large portion of the sales of any work in the exhibit - so please go take a look and consider a significant gift for yourself, your friends, or your family to benefit a great Elkins non-profit.