Virginia Howell

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Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
5 days ago 
High Mesa Sunset by Virginia Howell
Oil 11 x 14
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
9 days ago 
Colors of Summer by Virginia Howell
16 x 20
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
11 days ago 
Morning in New Mexico by Virginia Howell
Oil 16 x 20
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
17 days ago 
Country Road by Virginia Howell
Oil 18 x 24
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
20 days ago 
From the Same Roots by Virginia Howell
Oil 60 x 40
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
21 days ago 
Tuna Time by Virginia Howell
Oil 16 x 20
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
22 days ago 
Happy Is The Hollyhock by Virginia Howell
Oil 12 x 9
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
23 days ago 
Sheen in the Sun by Virginia Howell
Oil 18 x 24
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
30 days ago 
Canyon on Alazan Ranch by Virginia Howell
Oil 18 x 24
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Missing Bob by Virginia Howell
Oil 8 x 10
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Aspen Light by Virginia Howell
Oil 14 x 11
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Summer Blooms by Virginia Howell
Oil 8 x 8
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Painted Bunting by Virginia Howell
Oil 5 x 7
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
The Lean To by Virginia Howell
Oil 11 x 14
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Brushy Creek by Virginia Howell
Oil 12 x 12
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Late Return by Virginia Howell
Oil 20 x 16
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Lost by Virginia Howell
Oil 7 x 5
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Sunset on Amistad by Virginia Howell
Oil 7 x 5
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
A Texan’s Spring by Virginia Howell
Oil 11 x 14
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Looking East by Virginia Howell
Oil 5 x 7
 
 

 
Virginia Howell Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Bluebonnet Time by Virginia Howell
Oil 9 x 12
 
 

 



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Biography
Artist Statement:
Dappled light emerging through a cluster of trees or sparkles of color popping off a mountain stream are examples of what fuels my inspiration as a landscape artist.  These kinds of occurrences have always spoken loudly to my soul. Many years passed before I discovered a way to express the emotion that these simple moments evoked in me. After all the noise and chaos of raising four boisterous sons, I longed for a pastime that involved quiet interaction between only me, myself and I. A chance meeting with an artist provided me an introduction to oil painting, the perfect therapy that takes me to a place of serene concentration where no unwanted thoughts or distractions exist. 
 
The process of mixing oil colors and applying them to a canvas has become a fascination I never tire of. I learned quickly in the process that I love the effects I am able to create with a palette knife. For me, thick paint and broken color bring excitement to an otherwise uninteresting landscape. I like to give my audience just enough information to allow them their own interpretation.  I have also enjoyed the challenge of using a limited color palette. Limiting my palette to one or two representations of each primary color, plus white, simplifies while maintaining harmony.  
 
Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” How I do relate to this. When I first began painting, it never occurred to me that my efforts to escape real life through this artistic endeavor could be appreciated by total strangers. That has been the unexpected reward. Such gratification comes when I hear, “I love your style” or “You truly captured the essence of that place.” I now realize that this gift which brings me such contentment was meant [...]

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