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Why is Julia Lesnichy so popular?

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Julia Lesnichy is one of the best selling artists at Cabell Gallery and it is easy to see why. Arriving here from Russia a decade ago, she wanted to give her son the opportunity at an American education. Her family settled in beautiful Crozet Virginia. Already quite an accomplished painter in Russia, she found herself surrounded by breathtaking inspiration. Her work with both pastels and oils was quickly embraced by the new audience in the United States. Her sweeping views of the Blue Ridge, painted plein air, were snapped up by collectors, and Julia has done nothing but grow and grow her fanbase since.

Julia was born in Leningrad, raised in Moscow, and throughout her life in Russia, was a "city" girl. Perhaps this is why she is so drawn to nature. She is captivated by the colors shes sees depending on the time of the day and season and resorts to oils and pastels to capture these fleeting moments. She often finishes her plein air paintings in her studio in Crozet, which is located in the quiet rural area in Virginia. Julia says that she literally lives in the woods, among the trees, with the tree tops hovering above the house. These trees have always served as a great resource of inspiration when they turn scarlet, bright yellow and glowing orange in the fall.
Julia captures more than the colors of those moments, but she captures the moment, the moment in time with all the sights and smells and emotions. Each time you look at one of her works, you are transported not just to the place, but to the feeling. This is undoubtedly one of the reasons that Julia's work is so popular.

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July's Artist - Tanya Broderick

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Tanya Broderick is truly interesting. She was born in Russia and moved to Ukraine where she earned her master's degree in geophysics engineering. She worked in Kiev as a fashion designer for several years creating custom knit–works for a select group of clients. After meeting her now-husband, John, Tanya and her daughter, Masha, moved to Charlottesville, Virginia. This alone would make for an interesting life, but there is more.

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In 2010 she started painting and with no formal training began to produce these astounding works of art. It's almost a modern folk art style but the fine detail is just incredible. Maybe it's the engineer in her that helps her reproduce nature and architecture with such precision. It would be very easy for one so skilled in accuracy to turn out a cold blue-print like reproduction. Tanya does not. The artist side of her takes the details and puts them in a painting filled with warmth and admiration. If you have the opportunity to come see her collection in July, don't miss it.

Appreciation and respect is what I see when Tanya shows me what she sees through her eyes. Whether it is a bird, a building, an animal, or one of her favorite subjects, the American flag, she fills it with that same emotion. Yes, her detail is beyond impressive, but her appreciation for what she's painting comes through so strong, you can't help but smile.    

See Tanya's work on our website cabellgallery.com                        

 

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New artist show opening July 3 featuring Tom Tartaglino

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New artist show opening July 3 featuring Tom Tartaglino

 

Tom Tartaglino: Currently I paint real images. For the most part, they are from real life. I love real life. These works are observances of life. One gets to be a pretty good observer when holding a paint brush. There is a realism about today that I am trying to achieve in my paintings. It is not just the image but the psychology of the image. Good painting should hit you on levels beyond the image. That is my goal.

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New Artists show July 3, Featuring Amy Donahue

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New Artists show July 3, Featuring Amy Donahue

 

Amy Donahue:  “Everywhere I travel scenes beg to be painted. Light and vivid color captivate me. Of course God creates the most vibrant and dynamic colors and patterns–even so, I enjoy paying homage to His designs by rendering 2D versions of what I see. I love to paint the details of what I see: the contrasts in the lights and darks and the vibrancy of the world. The heavens truly tell the glory of God (Psalm 19:1) much more effectually than my paint. They are a marvelous mystery, but still I am constantly compelled to capture them on canvas.”

Featured Artists:
Amy Donahue
Nan Mahone Wellborn
Sudy Dressler
Gary Brady
Tom Tartaglino
Charlene Cross

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"Nimrod Hall: A place for artists to create without the distraction of everyday life."

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"Nimrod Hall: A place for artists to create without the distraction of everyday life."

Cabell Gallery cproudly presents...
The Nimrod Hall Instructors

We are pleased to welcome these 13 instructors from Nimrod Hall as our featured artists for June:

     
                     Mary Holland            
Sara Linda Poly

        Purnell Pettyjohn      
Susannah Raine Haddad

     Rosalie Day White    
Curney Nuffer

              Anne Walker             
Jessie Coles

             Andras Bality            
Diego Sanchez

            Jane Joyner              
 Laura Loe                   

Fielding Archer
Join us on June 5th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
 for a welcome reception.

 

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