Priscilla Whitlock

I love painting outdoors, enjoying all of the different seasons. I begin with small studies in oil color, by direct observation. Larger pieces can be started on site and moved to the studio. As the scale changes, the subject matter is more about the physicality and energy of the paint and less about landscape as scenery. My interest is the challenge of interpreting landscape into painted marks, shapes and color, but is arrived through the experience of standing in the field, marsh or woods. Wolf Kahn: paintings are the dramatic result of a real life experience.

Priscilla has worked as an artist in residence at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Acadia National Park, Maine, Les Amis du Grande Vigne, Dinan, Brittany, France and as a fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She has taught painting for the Beverly Street Studio School in Staunton, Va. and is an Associate Artist at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, Va.