The mission of the Cabell Gallery is to foster the celebration of beauty, emotion, and life through the work of the artists we represent. We have designed our client experience to be calm, thoughtful, and attuned to your needs.
A fine art gallery - a big deal right? So there had to be some significant occurrences leading to the inspiration to create such an enterprise. The details of this story can be found here on Cabell Gorman's personal website. Additionally, the story has been published as a book and is available online through Amazon.com: A Young Life of Light.
Meet Cabell Gorman, owner / CEO
Cabell received her BS in Art and Sociology from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. Cabell's extensive business career began as owner and operator of a candle manufacturing company called Candles by Cousins. Cabell's role expanded to include sales, marketing, production; essentially all aspects of running a business. Since then, Cabell initiated many fundraising events: organizing, chairing and leading. Examples include: SPCA, Alexander Graham Bell Association, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), Reach Out and Read, and Catholic charities, just to name a few. At Rawls museum in Courtland, Virginia, Cabell was their "Artist in Residence". Cabell has many outstanding awards and solo art shows to her credit. It was during this satisfying period of her life when she painted and successfully sold her own art (cabellgorman.com) that Cabell concurrently served as a docent at the VMFA in Richmond, Virginia.
Cabell currently resides in Richmond with her husband and two dogs. Her son, Jack, is attending Virginia Military Institute. With both her parents and her son in Lexington, Cabell seems to always find herself drawn back to beautiful Rockbridge County.
It was with this, and the inspiration mentioned above, that Cabell decided to open an art gallery in historic downtown Lexington, Virginia. This fine art collection is the culmination of all these experiences. Welcome to the Cabell Gallery.
Meet Susan Groves, Curator / Director
Susan is a graduate of Goucher College in Baltimore, MD, with a degree in Communications. A life long lover of art, Susan grew up in Lexington. In fact, her first purchase of original art as a young adult was from a local artist here in Rockbridge County and remains the favorite of her large and ever growing collection. Susan ended up moving all over the United States in her job as a radio DJ and Programmer. She collected art from all her travels, and after 25 years away, decided Lexington was where she wanted to be. She moved back and began her journey at the Cabell Gallery in 2015. She still enjoys an occasional appearance on local radio and her job as an adjunct instructor at Dabney S Lancaster Community College. Her main joy, however, is in finding emerging artists and sharing this region’s incredible artistic talent with all the patrons of the Cabell Gallery. That and, of course, her family. Susan resides in Lexington, Virginia with her husband, her two cats, her two dogs and occasionally her globe trotting parents.
Meet Christian Worth, Gallery Assistant
Christian joined the gallery in 2017 after relocating to Lexington with her family, fulfilling the dream of so many Washington & Lee graduates to return to this beautiful area. The first painting to go up in their new home was of a view of House Mountain, a wedding gift that inspired the acquisition of many more Virginia landscapes. An attorney in her “former life”, Christian finds the more relaxed atmosphere of Cabell Gallery a welcome change. She loves hearing visitors share their special connections to Lexington and interviewing featured artists about what inspires their work for the website blog. Christian and her husband share their home with one dog, two children, three cats, and too many paintings to count.
Meet Mary Sue Oas, Gallery Assistant
Mary Sue has been a fixture around Rockbridge County her whole life. Come on in and say hello to her, I bet she can find 3 degrees of separation to you. Either you went to high school with her, you knew her siblings, or you're her cousin! Seriously, her roots run deep here and she is an expert in telling you where a lot of these paintings were done.
Mary Sue enjoys her church and living in Rockbridge Baths with her husband, but when she's not relaxing on her gorgeous property, you can likely find her in downtown Lexington where she knows just about everyone.
Meet Weezy, Gallery Dog
Weezy couldn't care less whether you buy any art. She is happy for you to look around as long as you don't disturb her nap or take her chair. Especially if you are another dog. Then she really would prefer you go find your own gallery and chair, this one is spoken for.
Weezy enjoys a good scratch, her water bowl to be full, and yummy cookies. She currently resides wherever Mommy is. Yes, she is aware that she is pretty but you may tell her that again if you must. And yes, that portrait you see is of her, but she is not interested in signing autographs. However, on second thought she would like you to buy some art if it means that Mommy can buy more cookies.
Meet Harry Hathaway Warner, consultant / mentor
Harry graduated from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). Before retirement, he enjoyed a varied career in banking, corporate, and non-profit management, service on corporate boards, consulting, and real estate development. Specifically, Harry was the Director of Development for both Virginia Military Institute and for the John C. Marshall Museum. He has written several books, one of which, “House Mountain Affair” is available for sale at the Cabell Gallery with 100% of the proceeds benefiting House Mountain conservation. Harry’s greatest interests are in his children and grandchildren. Harry lives with his wife, Sis, in Lexington, Virginia.