The Heart of Manassas

War is Over! How much the soldiers who fought and died at Manassas expected to hear this by day's end on July 21, 1861 when the first battle of the Civil War (or the "War between the States" depending on where you are from) began. 

I'm honored to be doing an artists residency at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Northern Virginia, where I'm painting the storied hills and landmarks which witnessed and absorbed the death, destruction and scars of the savage fighting between Union and Confederate armies. In my paintings I'm always trying to evoke some of the "feeling" of a place, and i can't think of a place more imbued with spirit than this one. 

 A battery of Cannon on Matthews Hill. 

A battery of Cannon on Matthews Hill. 

I'll be sharing some updates, photos and works as my residency progresses. I'm also very excited to be painting at the Henry Hill Visitors Center (on the patio)  on Tuesday, April 3rd 2018, from 11-2 pm so that visitors can observe, learn about my painting process and even make some art of their own. If you're in the area come by or share this with someone who is!  
Henry Hill Visitor Center: 6511 Sudley Road Manassas, VA 20109


 A statue of Stonewall Jackson surveys Henry Hill. 

A statue of Stonewall Jackson surveys Henry Hill.