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

Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >



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Born in Southwestern Virginia, Jim Parker has been painting and drawing since the 3rd grade. His early paintings were landscapes of the natural beauty here in Virginia. Paint media consisted of oils and watercolor. In his early 20’s, he began exploring pen & ink. Creating hundreds of portraits, animals, and landscapes. He refers to it as his Pointillism grayscale period. Today, he has returned to painting landscapes, portraits in oil and watercolor. He loves capturing hometown places and events. He is a 2-time winner of the People’s Choice Award from the Salem Fine Art Commission Art Show.