Roanoke artist Gerry Hubert has only been painting professionally in the area since 2010, but he has already established quite a reputation here as adding something unique and interesting to our unusually colorful assortment of local artists. His paintings of Lady Gaga and other contemporary superstars and pop-culture legends are meant to evoke a feeling that throws the viewer back to the Nineteenth Century or earlier. Viewers have compared his present-day cityscapes and landscape of our region and elsewhere to those of Van Gogh, Monet, and other famous artists. His work has grabbed the attention of celebrities such as Anderson Cooper, Bravo's Andy Cohen and Lisa Vanderpump, as well as Lady Gaga. There are only a few other local artists who have received as much media attention in the past five years, yet his work is still quite affordable.