Virginia Pendergrass

Oil Painting and Urban Sketching en plein air and still life

Daily 11-5 and by appointment
Trackside Studios, 375 Depot Street
Suite 107
(828) 577-0264
[email protected]

My oil painting style is “contemporary impressionism”. I like broader brushstrokes than the early impressionists. Color is almost always what first attracts me.

My informal art training consisted of painting and drawing courses at Old Lyme Art Academy in CT, Crealde School of Art and Valencia Community College in FL, and numerous workshops with favorite artists.

My oil paintings have been accepted into regional and national exhibitions of the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Paint the Parks, and Women Painters of the Southeast, where she has won multiple awards of excellence.

Recently, I began urban sketching (pen and ink drawings with watercolor) while traveling. I found the sketches so appealing that I have continued to catch street scenes in small towns in North Carolina.

Lemon and Grapes II