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“Beautiful Vistas: Loudoun and Afar” Art Exhibit Opens at Leesburg Town Hall on September 1, 2017
Works by Anne Marshall Block will be on display through November 2017.
Leesburg, VA (August 29, 2017) – The Leesburg Commission on Public Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Anne Marshall Block, focusing on outdoor vistas.
“Beautiful Vistas: Loudoun and Afar” will open September 1, 2017. A reception with the artist will be held on October 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Leesburg Town Hall (25 West Market Street), as part of downtown Leesburg’s monthly First Friday celebration of the arts.
Twenty years ago, Anne's lifelong love of the outdoors fostered her budding interest in art. After her first class with artist Dodie Petro, and many years of study with Penny Hauffe, her passion for paint continued to grow.
“The tranquility and unique beauty of the Loudoun were my first inspirations to paint. I'm always ready to capture my adventures hiking and biking on canvas,” Anne says. “I love to work outdoors and I I especially enjoy the challenge of depicting atmospheric changes, sunrises, sunsets, and rainbows.”
Anne works primarily in oils. During the fall and spring, you can often find her painting in the gardens of historic Oatlands, near Leesburg. In addition to her local works, Anne takes her love of art with her when she travels. She's painted everything from the California coastline to scenes from Italy and New Zealand. She uses a wide variety of vibrant colors, and her travel has given her the chance to use the blues and purples of the Canadian mountains, as well as the reds and oranges of the American southwest, in addition to the beautiful greens of Loudoun.
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