Middle River Reflecting

Paintings by Richard YoungPaintings by Richard YoungPaintings by Richard YoungPaintings 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

Orange Arts Center

129 E. Main St.

Orange, VA

Jenny Lynd's Pizza

312 N. Main St.

Madison, VA

Main Street Gallery

7779 Sam Snead Hwy.

Hot Springs, VA

Blue Quartz Winery

2585 S. Ft. Valley Road

Etlan, VA

Yoder's Country Market

 2105 S. Seminole Trail

Madison, VA

Madison Ford

2895 S. Seminole Trail

Madison, VA

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Upcoming Events

January - March

Daily Grind Display

7:00 - 7:00

Daily Grind Coffee Shop

Event Details

January - March

Daily Grind Display

I will have works on display in an ongoing show at the Daily Grind Coffee Shop in Charlottesville, VA. Stop by to browse my paintings with a cup of joe!

7:00 - 7:00

Daily Grind Coffee Shop

March

Greene County Arts Festival

9:00 - 3:00

William Monroe HS

Event Details

March

Greene County Arts Festival

I will have a booth set up at the annual Greene County Arts Festival. Come see my works, watch me paint, and celebrate all kinds of art!

9:00 - 3:00

William Monroe HS

Spring

Madison County Arts Festival

9:00 - 3:00

Wetsel Middle School

Event Details

Spring

Madison County Arts Festival

I will have a booth set up at yet another exciting festival of the arts, this time in Madison! Again, stop by to view my works, watch me paint, and celebrate the arts!

9:00 - 3:00

Wetsel Middle School

April

Yoder's Chicken Barbecue

9:00 - 4:00

Yoder's Country Market

Event Details

April

Yoder's Chicken Barbecue

I will be painting and displaying my works outside Yoder's Country Market during their Chicken Barbecue Event! Stop by to chat, view my paintings and prints, and have some great food!

9:00 - 4:00

Yoder's Country Market

April - May

Revalation Vineyard Solo Show

Weekends 1:00 - 6:00

Revalation Vineyard

Event Details

April - May

Revalation Vineyard Solo Show

I will be showing my original paintings and prints at the Revalation Vineyard this spring! 

Weekends 1:00 - 6:00

Revalation Vineyard

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Paintings of Places

6837 Ruth Road, Madison, Virginia 22727, United States

(540) 948-6989 cryator@hughes.net