The 17th Annual Western Loudoun Art & Studio Tour

WLAST

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 7, 8 & 9, 2024

10:00am - 5:00pm NOTE: Not all studios open on Friday, June 7

Anne Marshall Block

Painting

Round Hill Arts Center
35246 Leesburg Pike,
Round Hill, VA 20141

Snickers Gap Cluster, 2024 Stop #25

About

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Oil on Linen: Elephants in Zambezi River
I photographed these African animals while boating on the Zambezi River and was inspired to paint them. These elephants, due to decades of poaching for Ivory and loss of habitat are now listed as critically endangered.

In addition to my local works, I am frequently inspired to travel and paint scenes from Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, and iconic parks such as the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Yellowstone and Red Rock Canyon. My travels include Greece, Italy, the UK, and Costa Rica, where I photographed and painted en plein air. I have even ventured to South Africa and Zambia on safari to paint the magnificent animals and rustic landscape, which has further diversified my collection. I am formally trained as a nurse and hold a B.S.N. from the University of Virginia and a M.S.N .from the Medical College of Virginia. I enjoy swimming, biking, sailing, hiking and traveling- and, of course, painting! I honed my craft through many years of training with the Loudoun art community and continue to work with Penny Hauffe.

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Oil on Linen: Dar es Salaam Sunrise
Dar es Salaam translates to Abode of Peace. It is the largest city and main financial hub of Tanzania. My daughter photographed this scene and shared it with me. Because of the beauty and calm quality, I was inspired to paint this scene in my home studio.
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Oil on Linen: Honey
Following the flooding of Yellowstone National Park in 2022, I visited the park shortly after it reopened. While visiting the Northern part of the park, I and many others pulled off the main road and watched this beautiful cinnamon-colored Brown Bear for two hours.
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Oil on Linen: Sisters
African Lions are one of the most beloved animals in the world. They are a vulnerable and endangered species. Unfortunately, due to poachers, trophy hunters, and reduction of wildlife habitat, these lions are disappearing at an alarming rate.
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Oil on Linen: African Elephant
This African Forest was seen and photographed by me in South Africa. I subsequently was inspired to paint it here in my home studio. These African Elephants are strong and smart, but very vulnerable due to the illegal wildlife trade and habitat loss.
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Oil on Linen: Yellowstone Sow and Unruly Cub
On a recent Yellowstone trip, I photographed this Sow and her cub. There was also a twin nearby as well. Both cubs played together as their mother sat and grazed. Upon returning home, I painted this sow and her cub in my home studio.
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Oil on Linen: Afternoon Light
This cat was seen basking in the afternoon sun. The colors I used reflect that the time of day.
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Oil on Linen: Riverside Walk - Zion National Park
As I was walking Zion Nation Park's Riverside Drive from The Narrows, I photographed the sun setting through the canyon. Light flooded the canal and then receded into moonlight.
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Oil on Linen: Two Rhinos
This rhino was spotted by myself in South Africa, photographed at that time and then painted in my home studio. The black rhino was one numbered in the hundreds of thousands throughout South Africa, but due to unregulated hunting and poaching, that has decreased over the years into just the 6000s.
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Oil on Linen: African Lion
This African Lion was seen in South Africa. The African Lion, which are critically endangered, could be completely extinct by as soon as 2050. Poachers and trophy hunters have diminished their numbers at alarming rates.


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Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - June 7, 8 and 9, 2024

Map and Directions:

Snickers Gap Stop #25

Directions to Round Hill Arts Center :

Round Hill Arts Center is just beyond Round Hill on Rt. 7 W. We are located in the same building as the Hill High Marketplace. Traveling West we are on the right. Parking and entrance in the rear of the building.

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You can also find this artist on Instagram at www.instagram.com/anneblock13