2nd Friday at The Electric Company Art Gallery
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June 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Electric Company Art Gallery on 207 E. Depot St. in Bedford is happy to present the work of Robert Shepperd – Acrylic Landscape Artist for the month of June.
Born in Miami, Florida in 1953, Shepperd and his family moved to central Virginia in 1968. In his high school years he did a lot of drawing and took up a drafting class in high school and briefly at CVCC.
In 1986, he learned to paint realistic landscapes in acrylics after he took a class from the late artist Buck Tyree at the Lynchburg City Recreation Dept.
There became a time that he started to feel a bit burned out, so he put his brushes down for 13 years. He began painting again in 2007 and started to show his work once more. Since then, Robert retired in 2015 and has received numerous awards and honors for his work. Currently, his works are hung at SML Little Gallery and has shows 5 – 6 times a year. Robert Shepperd now resides in the small town of Evington, Virginia.
In his artist biography, Shepperd stated that he is inspired by his surroundings. Robert wrote, “I never run out of scenes to paint due to the history and natural beauty of Virginia.” The scenes he paints are meticulous, glowing panoramas of Smith Mountain Lake, historic buildings, and views of the Peaks of Otter and much more.