UPDATE: Virginia's Blue Ridge is Now Open in Phase Three

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Art by Mary Anne Meador

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Painting plein air where life is happening whether it is the lake, ocean. busy city or calm of a garden is where I enjoy most painting to bring the sights and sounds into the painting. Pastels were my initial medium for plein air but since moving from the coast to the Mountains, I have enjoyed painting in mixed media,acrylic and oils. My work is exhibited in 2nd Helpings Gallery and Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia and in the Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, North Carolina. I am an active plein air painter with the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge and participate in painting and special events with this group of artists in the Roanoke and Bedford areas.