Jenny and JR are married!!!

Congratulations Jenny and JR, I hope you are enjoying your cruise. I wish I could be there with you. Despite a few hard times their wedding turned out beautiful. The Ceremony and Reception were both held at Heritage Hall a lovely ball room located in Inwood WV. Here are a few of my favorite moments.

Such a gorgious couple.

They were so much fun at the reception. It was a shame it ended so fast!!! I can’t wait to talk to them again in a few weeks and see how their honeymoon was.


Congratulations Lori Spiker

I just wanted to congatulate Lori and Jon on their recent marriage. Lori is a fellow photographer in Winchester and she just got married to Jon this past weekend. You guys seem like a wonderful couple. I can’t wait to see images from your wedding. You can visit Lori’s site at

Back From Vacation

I’m back and had a great time in the Outer Banks NC. As soon as I can I’ll post a few images from the trip, but for right now here are a few images from the last session I did just before I left. They are of beautiful little Lily on her 1st birthday.


Isn’t she adorable. I’ve gotten to watch her grow from newborn to 1years old. It is amazing how big she got each time I saw her. I hope to continue to watch her grow.

The Arts Center

August 2008 at The Arts Centre

Oil Painting class with Ralph Basford – Aug 6-Sept 17: our continuing oil painting class with master artist Ralph Basford resumes August 6.  Don’t be afraid of oils – learn paint handling, composition, color use and techniques for completing a painting in this 7-week course.  Students will work at their own pace; small group size ensures individual attention.  Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30. The fee is $9 for seven weeks; current members of The Arts Centre pay a discounted fee of $75. Students must supply their own supplies; a supply list will be provided.  Email or call 304-263-0224 to register. A life drawing group is also being held Tuesday evenings – practice drawing and painting from a live model.  Contact The Arts Centre to be added to the email announcement list for this group.

Exhibit of works on paper by Geraldine Kiefer and sculpture by Michael Hough – Aug 8 – 29: we are pleased to present the work of these two Shenandoah Valley artists.  Geraldine Kiefer will be showing work from three series, including Talismans of the Long Grey Trail – work inspired by photographs by Civil War veterans.  These haunting artistic documents bear witness to the past, while offering new interpretive perspectives.  Work by Michael Hough includes ceramic totems – whimsical and surprising sculptures which juxtapose elements such as toys, tools, and abstract forms interpreted in oversized clay forms. Michael Hough will also be offering functional ceramic vessels for sale.  This exhibit opens Friday, August 8 with a reception from 5-7 p.m.  The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
Night in Istanbul – August 23: Escape to a romantic night in Istanbul with authentic Turkish drinks and Ottoman cuisine.  This “Feast for the Arts” will be held at the home of Victoria Barrett and Tom Wheelock at the Woods in Hedgesville.  Minimum donation is $100 – includes food, drink and entertainment. Contact The Arts Centre at 304-263-0224 to RSVP.
High on the Hog – Sept 6: Imagine traveling down the Rhine River or sitting in the Hofbrau Haus listening to your favorite German tunes The Arts Centre cordially invites you to enjoy an evening of pig pickin’ with the sounds of Bavarian tunes provided by Bill McElroy.  Minimum donation $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Contact The Arts Centre at 304-263-0224 to RSVP.
Nancy Rodig Regional Exhibit – Sept 12-Oct 25: The Arts Centre presents work by local artists in this annual juried exhibit – more information on participating artists and work next month.
Flower Power” watercolor workshop – Sept 13-14: Catherine Hillis, an engaging artist and accomplished teacher, returns for a second weekend watercolor workshop at The Arts Centre.  Learn to paint vibrant, beautiful florals, including secrets for rendering glass and water in a realistic manner.  Ms. Hillis takes her students through step-by-step instructions and multiple demonstrations to empower each student to create paintings that are stunningly real, yet uniquely their own.  Tuition is $90 for two intensive days of instruction, plus an optional $40 material fee (not necessary if you have your own paint,