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.
Representational painting, local scenes
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Portraits, Landscapes, and Still-lifes
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
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.
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.
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
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.