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Paintings by Richard Young

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About Me

My Background

Born in Asheville, North Carolina, I grew up in the hills of West Virginia. I have lived the intervening years in the Alleghenies of Bath County and the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Following a satisfying first career as a school art teacher, I am now into my long-anticipated painting career, depicting the beautiful world around me.

My Medium

I am blessed to be able to capture, in  brush strokes, some of the great beauty of the natural world. Using oils-on-canvas, I carefully craft each scene, each specific place, each season, each time of day. I reach for the drama, the mood, and the details unique to each place I have lived and visited. My intention is that each work will provide a pleasing sense of identity and connection.

My Inspiration

The hills and hollows of nature, with their changing seasons, have always been a part of each day for me. These, my paintings, are all of places I have lived or visited. Just as the earlier masters of landscape - Cole, Church, Inness, and others - I enjoy recreating the drama of magical light and familiar details in these scenes. I am continually influenced by these time-honored landscapists, and their abilities to depict the real and mysterious natural world.

Ongoing Displays of my Work

Madison Arts Exchange

7353 S. Seminole Trail

Rochelle, VA 22738

Orange Arts Center

129 E. Main St.

Orange, VA

Jenny Lynd's Pizza

312 N. Main St.

Madison, VA 22727

Main Street Gallery

7779 Sam Snead Hwy.

Hot Springs, VA

Yoder's Country Market

2105 S. Seminole Trail

Madison, VA 22727

Madison Ford

2895 S. Seminole Trail

Madison, VA 22727

Upcoming Events

9/2 - 10/27/2019

Annual Fall Firnew Show

9:00 - 5:00 Mon-Fri; 1:00 - 5:00 Sat-Sun

Woodberry Forest School

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9/2 - 10/27/2019

Annual Fall Firnew Show

I will have works on display with the Firnew Farm Artist's Circle at Woodberry Forest School. Come out to see a wonderful selection of artworks!

9:00 - 5:00 Mon-Fri; 1:00 - 5:00 Sat-Sun

Woodberry Forest School

9/7/2019

Annual Fall Firnew Show Reception

5:00 - 8:00

Woodberry Forest School

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9/7/2019

Annual Fall Firnew Show Reception

Join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of our annual Firnew Fall show!

5:00 - 8:00

Woodberry Forest School

9/28/2019

Yoder's Market Barbecue

8:00 - 5:00

Yoder's Country Market

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9/28/2019

Yoder's Market Barbecue

I will have a table set up at Yoder's Country Market during their chicken barbecue! I'll be selling original paintings, prints, and card sets. Stop by to see me painting and have a chat!

8:00 - 5:00

Yoder's Country Market

11/27 - 11/30/2019

Graves Mtn. Lodge Thanksgiving Show

8:00 - 5:00

Graves Mountain Lodge

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11/27 - 11/30/2019

Graves Mtn. Lodge Thanksgiving Show

I will have a solo show set up at Graves Mountain Lodge during Thanksgiving Week! Come by to see my works, watch me paint, and chat - and to enjoy Graves' Thanksgiving meal!

8:00 - 5:00

Graves Mountain Lodge

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Paintings of Places

6837 Ruth Road, Madison, Virginia 22727, United States

(540) 948-6989 cryator@hughes.net