Eileen and I went to Lexington this weekend to do a two day Paint-Out at the Nelson Gallery with about 25 local painters. We had great fun and got to know several of the nice folks running the gallery and the painters . . . . Above is one of Eileen's paintings of the Maury River and mine of Stonewall Jackson's Garden, with photo of the garden next to his house.
Meg West went to Philadelphia College of Art, majored in Graphic Design, and minored in Painting. After working for several years as a graphic designer, in 2000, she started painting again full time.
West paints as a localist, focusing her painting in Albemarle and surrounding
Counties, as well as Skyline Drive and The Blue Ridge Parkway.
Meg paints every day and enjoys the rhythm and momentum that comes with a steady flow of painting. The act of painting is what is important-enjoying the feeling of being connected to the environment, herself and the painting.