PAINTING THE ESSENCE OF NATURE AND MAN
Sally Veach paints interpretations of the landscape surrounding her home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She uses quick, gestural strokes in oils, acrylic, and other media with brush, palette knife, and fingers to portray the beautiful perfection of nature at odds with the activities of man. With her Barns of Shenandoah paintings, Veach addresses the fact that her county’s barns are slowly returning to nature. For Veach, barns symbolize aspects of humanity that intersect with nature. The barns also speak to her of the spirits of ancestors who were some of the United State’s first immigrants.
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley recently acquired the Veach painting “Harvest Ghost”, and the City of Alexandria, VA has purchased “Cloud Five”.
Ghosts of a Forgotten Landscape: Paintings by Sally Veach opens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley July 23, 2019, and closes June 20, 2020. The solo exhibition features Veach’s Barns of Shenandoah series.
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