{About the Artist}

Artist Statement 
& Contact Info
Education & Experience

I began oil painting as an adult and it has become my favorite medium.  I like to paint in oils because they have intense colors and layer well on canvas.   Oils can be flexible to an extent since the artist can repaint and move objects within the composition.  This flexibility allows me to experiment with composition, perspective, and subject matter.  My developing style has been described as both whimsical and bold.  I paint still life, floral, landscape, and house or barn portraits.  I have started a series of interior spaces and hope to continue developing my painting style.  



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Education:

-Beverly Street Studio School instruction by Audrey Watson, Ron Boehmer, Jeffrey Stockberger, and Liz Geiger in Staunton, VA.  Botanical watercolor classes from Lara Call Gastinger in Charlottesville.   

Member of Co-Art Gallery 22 W Beverley Street, Staunton, VA.  

Art Instructor for James Madison University Lifelong Learning Institute. 

University of Virginia graduate with minor in Art History.  Middle School Language Arts Teacher 1988-1993. 

Juried Exhibits

 VMRC Juried Art Exhibition 2010-2104, 2017, 2019

 VMRC Landscape Art Exhibition - 2019

Shenandoah Landscapes , Blue Ridge Community College 2017

Art at the Mill (both Spring and Fall) in Millwood , VA -2019 , 2017 , etc. 

Invitational Gallery at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA- 2009, 2012

In the Limelight...BSSS Faculty Exhibit for 6 Student Artists - 2009

Solo Exhibits:

Art Show at Two Rivers Colony in Williamsburg, 2018

Ox-Eye Vineyards Tasting Room, Staunton, VA 2016

Kline-May Realty, downtown Harrisonburg, VA  2015

Clemantine's Restaurant  Harrisonburg, VA 2013,2014

Shenandoah Pizza Restaurant, Staunton, VA 2013

Newtown Bakery, Staunton, VA 2013

Aioli Restaurant, Staunton, VA  2012

Other Exhibits:

Bath County Art Show, Bath County Virginia

Awards:

Bath County Art Show:  Nimrod Hall Summer Arts Workshop Award: Judges Choice2013, Oils and Acrylics 3rd place 2013, George and Mary Beach Memorial Award 2013, Honorable Mention 2018.  

Contact Info:

E-mail: wendyblam@aol.com

cell: 540.383.4586