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 >


Mark Woodie

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I began working with the classical medium of etching in 1974. My subjects ranged from an isolated seed or insect to a sweeping landscape, most drawn from the surrounding beauty of my native Botetourt County, Virginia. My more recent works involve pencil and pastel drawings soon followed by acrylic painting. The subjects mostly consist of beautiful landscapes still to be found in Botetourt County. I feel that the pastel is my strongest medium, but I love the direct result one achieves from a simple pencil drawing… a fleeting moment, a sudden gesture. My direct but delicate works have won me numerous awards and honors. My work is in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and in many foreign countries. I am a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking and also have a Master of Arts and Liberal Studies degree from Hollins College. I currently reside in Botetourt County near Trouville Virginia with my wife Leslie. My work may be viewed by appointment.