Shop Local Art for the Holidays

Holiday Spirit

By Jackie Yongue

As a community magazine, Warrenton Lifestyle always promotes “shop local” practices. There are many fantastic shops in town with great gift ideas, but don’t forget your local artists! We’ve gathered some images of their work to pique your interest. There is truly something for any vision available in Fauquier, from mixed media to all kinds of painting to pottery and more. Many of our artists find inspiration in our area and natural landscapes, while some find inspiration around the world and within themselves. A work of art that graces your home can be a treasured gift that will give for generations. 

Cathy Suiter

Representational painting, local scenes
Instagram @cathysuiter
Purchase at Middle Street Gallery, Little Washington, and Artists in Middleburg Gallery, Middleburg
Suiter’s oil paintings are inspired by the mountains, small-town scenes, and scenic waterways of Fauquier County

Joan Wiberg Art

Landscapes, florals, still lifes
Instagram @joanwiberg
Purchase on her website, at Middle Street Gallery, Little Washington, and Cottage Curator, Sperryville.
Joan is a plein air artist who specializes in outdoor art, and her work is easily recognized by its vivid colors and graphic quality.

Marci Nadler

Landscapes, still lifes, portraits
Purchase at Booth & Nadler Studio & Gallery, Marshall
Marci Nadler is a contemporary colorist painter whose work is especially inspired by the flora, fauna, and ever-changing landscapes of the Virginia countryside. Nadler paints fluently in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and ink.

Silas Plum

The Plains
Mixed Media
Instagram @silasplumart
Purchase on his website or by private appointment
Working primarily in mixed media, Plum describes his art as a hybrid of Surrealism and Pop-art traditions.

Sonja Forster

Landscapes, still lifes, animal portraiture
Purchase on her website
The remarkable powers of intimate observation evident in her art come from Sonja Forster’s close interaction with nature. Her favorite medium is oil and she also enjoys painting with watercolor and gouache.

Susan Tulu Bounds Designs

Handmade Jewelry
Instagram @susantulubounds
Purchase at the Town Duck, Warrenton, and on her website.
Bounds creates her unique earrings using mother of pearl flowers, embellishments made by artisans from all over the world, hand set Austrian crystals, and hand forged metals. Designed for chic, maximalist women, her timeless pieces range from the everyday lightweight earrings to statement earrings for parties.

William Chewning

Instagram @chewningart
Purchase at Wonderwall Gallery, The Plains
Creating powerful works of reality and imagination, William Chewning’s vision combines abstract elements and geometric forms and colors to transform nature.

William Webster

Representational impressionistic watercolors
Purchase at Marshall Curated, Marshall
William Webster creates illusionistic and atmospheric landscapes and interiors using watercolor, gouache, and ink.

Jennifer Sims/ Jennifer Sims Fine Art

The Plains
Portraits, Landscapes, and Still-lifes
Instagram @jennifersimsart
Purchase at Stuart Street Atelier, The Plains
Jennifer Sims is a representational artist working in charcoal, graphite, pastels, oils, watercolor and clay. Her work has earned recognition in local, national and international competitions.

Patricia McMahon Rice

Commissioned Portraits, Birds and Animals in Oil, Pastel or Charcoal
Instagram @patriciamcmahonrice
Purchase at The Berkley Gallery, Warrenton, and Stuart Street Atelier, The Plains
A contemporary realist, Rice has been teaching, drawing, and painting fine art portraits and gallery pieces for over 25 years.

Nancy Booth

Abstract Printmaker
Purchase at Booth & Nadler Gallery, Marshall
Nancy Booth is a printmaker and collage artist currently doing collagraphy, which combines both. Booth creates textured plates, mostly using natural objects which are then inked and printed. People have collected both the plates (collages) and the resulting prints.

Sue Braswell

The Plains
Oil paintings and drawings
Instagram @suebraswellart
Purchase at Stuart Street Atelier, The Plains
Still-life representational painting has been the focus of Sue Braswell’s work this year. Landscapes, figures, and interiors are also frequent subjects.

Jackie Yongue

Watercolors: landscapes, architecture, animals
Purchase by contacting her Facebook page.
Jackie Yongue is a realistic watercolor artist. She is inspired by the life seen around her in Virginia as well as through those who travel around the country and world.

Barbara McCulla/Sgraffito Pottery

Instagram @bmcmomma
Purchase through email or at the Town Duck
McCulla fashions wheelthrown vases, bowls and other pottery forms carved in a very old Italian technique called “sgraffito” that speaks of nature with its surprises, serenity and charms.

Pam Kamphuis
About Pam Kamphuis 142 Articles
Pam Kamphuis is an editor and writer for Piedmont Virginian Magazine and Piedmont Lifestyle Magazines.

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