Ron Boehmer, “In the Cut,” oil, 30 x 40 inches

Recognized as one of Virginia’s foremost landscape painters, Ron Boehmer has exhibited in over 130 exhibitions and festivals since 1984, taking home 65 awards — among them 18 Best of Show honors. The studio/school he helped co-found is honoring the artist with this display.

On view now through November 5, 2017, “Dusty Sprockets” features a variety of new works by tenured Virginia artist Ron Boehmer at the Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton, Virginia. “The intention in all my work is to address the formal issues of painting, specifically, and the visual language paradigm, generally,” the artist suggested. “In other words, the effort is to explore and understand or realize the nature of painting.”

Ron Boehmer, “Hereford’s Barn — Deerfield,” 2012, oil, 30 x 40 inches

In the current show, Boehmer presents both studio and plein air landscapes, but the artist admits, “In general, I prefer to work from direct observation. I will usually try to finish each plein air painting in one session, although occasionally a painting will require two or more sessions on-site. These are usually oils on paper, or on canvas or Masonite. While these plein air paintings are used as the source material for larger studio paintings, they are intended to be complete statements rather than studies.”

To learn more, visit the Beverley Street Studio School.

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