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Photography and watercolors will be displayed through March in the window gallery RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock

 Watercolorist Doug Mock is a relatively new exhibitor at the RAL Art Center and has a portfolio of paintings that are “Inspired by and Created by Water,”reported communications team member Ellen Huddy.

Inspired by both people and nature, Mock’s work is characterized by design and bold color, as well as employing a perspective of  his subjects: a close-up of that box turtle’s eye, or a bird’s-eye view of an osprey in flight, said Huddy.

Mock lives in White Stone, where he now has a working studio. His work appears in shows and exhibitions around the U.S., and he is a member of prominent watercolor organizations including the Virginia Watercolor Society. He also is a teacher and holds classes at the RAL Art Center for all levels of artists.

Harold Burnley will show some panoramic landscapes of rural Virginia, as well as some water scenes, to be consistent with the “Local Life”  theme of the Gallery’s monthly exhibit. He is president of the RAL Art Center board of directors.

Retired from a career in engineering, Harold had been able to travel to many corners of the globe, giving him a deep appreciation for the world’s beauty and cultures, said Huddy. He also was employed as a photographer for the Roanoke Times in association with Virginia Tech and for various other assignments.

His primary focus is landscapes and wildlife, said Huddy. Burnley’s landscape photos are clear and concise, making viewers want to reach into the photo and touch the water or the mountains, the grasses in the foreground….beautiful in the capture of light and nature in a particular moment.

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