I spent the past week at Mountain Lake Biological Station near Blacksburg, VA and this is the view from Rt 700 going up the mountain. I did a larger painting at this spot too but it's not finished. It was an artist-in-residence with over a dozen artist from all around (two from Australia) doing artwork related to the natural setting of this beautiful location. We were among 30 some students and professors at University of Virginia, I felt lucky to be invited and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Here are just two photos to give a feel of the location, Lewis is the science lab and main building and the pond, so wonderful!
The painting is 12" x 48" oil on canvas, framed $550.
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.