Mathews County artist Bob Haynes will exhibit paintings of landscapes, animals—and anything else that strikes his fancy—during Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury’s February art show.
The exhibit will open February 1. Residents and community members are invited to view artwork from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout February in the RWC Gallery Hall, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington.
“I always paint from photographs that I’ve taken,” said Haynes. “And I take a lot of photographs. Every once in a while, I look at them and think, ‘Hey, I want to paint that.’”
His preferred medium is watercolor. It’s a choice that’s served him well; he’s won ribbons in regional shows including those held by the Rappahannock Art League and the Virginia Watercolor Society.
About 20 years ago, he moved to Mathews County, where he began studying with local watercolorist Kathleen Noffsinger. Since then, his work has been featured in exhibits across the state.