Saturday, September 24, 2016

Welcome Two New Members - Linda Atkinson and Barbara Moody

Linda Atkinson

The play of light and shadow has always been a recurring theme in my painting, whether in the fine art that I create now, or the craft painting of the past. I work primarily in acrylics, but give in often to the challenge of oils and watercolor. I love color, and continually strive to master the balance of having fun with it and getting it right.

I have studied under the area's best artists at The Studio School in Roanoke, and shown my work as a member of The League of Roanoke Artists. I have been involved with art in one form or another my entire life, and consider it such a gift. Since retiring several years ago, I am fortunate to be able to devote time and energy to what I love to do. I reside in Vinton, Virginia, with my husband, two dogs, with the beauty of the countryside out my back door


Cassie at the Farm


Barbara Moody

I have spent most of my life in artistic pursuits, with an Art Education degree from the University of Delaware and a minor in Photography. I taught eight years in Delaware before moving with my husband to Lynchburg, Virginia, where we raised our two children. I taught Art at schools in Campbell County and Lynchburg City, and Photography in summer programs at Central Virginia Community College. In 1993, I helped to start an innovative Arts program at a new magnet school in Lynchburg. For eighteen years I taught Visual and Performing Arts in my dream job, including many different arts disciplines of painting, drawing, sculpture, puppetry, dance, theatre, television production, photography, and more. I was named Virginia Region V Teacher of the Year in 1995, and the following year, the Southwest Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year. During that time I also worked as a Master Teacher for Blue Ridge Public Television.

Always the teacher, I rarely had time for my own art, but over the years my interests have been in painting, fused and stained glass work, jewelry-making, and photography. After retirement I’ve finally been able to focus more on my arts. My husband and I found a place at Smith Mountain Lake with its endless water views and beautiful mountain vistas. First with camera, and then with brushes and paint, I have found my inspiring” happy place”. I feel fortunate to have found this group of women at Art Visions Gallery who share my love of art and painting. I have gotten back to the joy of watercolor, acrylic and oil painting endeavors. I look forward to sharing, learning and working with this talented group of artists and friends.


Snowfall at Gangplank Point

Catch of the Day

Friday, September 23, 2016

Art Show at the Fall Home Show

Be sure to stop in at the Fall Home Show Art Gallery tomorrow, September 24 and Sunday the 25th at the Salem Civic Center.  Nancy Brown and Julie English from Art Visions Gallery will be there showing their latest artwork.  Nancy also does home portraits, they make a wonderful Christmas gift, be sure and see her portfolio of these portraits.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Congratulations Whitney Brock - Best in Show at Lynchburg Art Festival

Congratulations Whitney Brock on Best in Show at the Lynchburg Art Festival for your painting "Verses of Youth".  Well deserved.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lynchburg Art Festival - Saturday, September 17, 2016

Don't miss the Lynchburg Art Festival this Saturday, the 17th from 10 AM to 4 PM at EC Glass High School in Lynchburg.  There are 142 artists scheduled to show their work; it's a great show.  Be sure and stop by and see the Art Visions artists that will be participating this year; Linda Atkinson, Whitney Brock, Nancy Brown, Marie Campbell, Rita Carroll,  Jane Schafer and Nancy Stellhorn.  Here is a sample of the work they will be showing:

"Girl Talk"
Linda Atkinson

Nancy Stellhorn

"The Road to the Farm"
Marie Campbell

"Greek Isle"
Whitney Brock

"Evening Sunset"
Rita Carroll

Monday, July 25, 2016


Congratulations to Nancy Brown on her sale of "Blue Ridge Gateway" at the Bath County Art Show.  Way to go Nancy, beautiful piece of artwork.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Congratulations Whitney Brock

Congratulations to Whitney Brock for winning first place in oils at the Bath County Art Show for her painting "Invincible Youth".  Congratulations Whitney, well deserved.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Roanoke Sidewalk Art Show

The Roanoke Side Walk Art show is this weekend June 4 & 5.  It is a great show with artists from all over.  Rita Carroll and Nancy Stellhorn, two of the Art Visions artists, will be there showing some of their latest works.

                 Sunset Over the Bog
                  by Nancy Stellhorn

                        Path to the Fields
                       by Nancy Stellhorn
                        by Rita Carroll

                                                                                                                     Guitar Man
                                                                                                                 By Rita Carroll