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Carole Farris Blevins Artwork At The Library!

March 29, 2011

The Bristol Public Library’s Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery will be showcasing the talents of Carole Farris Blevins throughout the month of April.

The farms, fields, trees, mountains, and skies of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee , rendered in fluid, moving transparent watercolor, are what make up Carole Farris Blevins’ landscape paintings. She has a feel for the countryside after a lifetime of watching the ever-changing passage of time and light over the hills and mountains of her home. In her studio in Holston Valley of Bristol, Tennessee, uses shape and color to transfer her emotions into her art.

Carole developed her style of art by attending workshops and learning from professional watercolor artists. She also spends time reading and studying great artists such as Thomas Harte Benton, Neil Welliver, David Hockney, and many others. Her greatest influence has been her husband, Tedd Blevins, who taught Painting and Art History at Virginia Intermont College .

Carole has also taught watercolor techniques at William King Museum for many years and has exhibited and won awards throughout the region. Her paintings are in collections throughout the U.S. and many other countries.

Paintings by Carole Farris Blevins will be on display through the month of April in the Virgie R. Fleenor Art Gallery at the Bristol Public Library. Included in this exhibit are sketches from her recent trip to Morocco as well as landscapes of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia . The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 9am — 8pm, Friday and Saturday, 9am — 5pm, and Sunday, 2pm-5pm.