I am very pleased to announce I have been commissioned by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to create several landscape paintings depicting locations in Rockingham County, Virginia, where Union and Rebel forces fought decisive battles of the Civil War during June of 1862. The Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic were General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s last battles in his famous 1862 Valley Campaign.
The paintings will not be images of war but will show these landscapes as they are seen today. Many of the locations are pristine and, except for the addition of a few manmade elements, look the same as they did to the people who lived here before the battles took place.
The Shenandoah Valley was the scene of great conflict during the Civil War. There are many who consider it hallowed ground. I am honored my art will be part of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s ongoing efforts to protect and preserve the legacy of these historic sites.
above painting, Through the Orchard