In the Gallery: Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna,  An exhibition of work by Patricia Windrow

Opening Reception Sunday, September 10, 2017
2:00pm to 4:00pm with program at 2:30pm

Opening Reception

Sunday, September 10, 2017 2pm to 4pm

Hors d’oeuvres by Element and Desserts b y Joan Kay, The Woodward House on Manor Grade

Music by Jimmy Gaudreau, mandolin, and Moondi Klein, guitar

This second annual exhibition of paintings by Patricia Windrow (1921-2013) brings together two of the Front Royal artist’s favorite things to paint: flowers and fish. Known widely for her keenly observed floral paintings, Patricia Windrow produced a series of large paintings (measuring four feet square) of single blossoms – roses, iris, bromeliads – a number of which will be included in this show. She also took great pleasure and care in making wooden sculptures of various kinds of fish. A realist painter, she created highly detailed Piscean pieces which are accurate as well as decorative. These colorful and quirky items will punctuate the show.

The exhibition will also include work by the three winners of this year’s Patricia Windrow Young Artist Awards. The winners are Savannah Long, a graduate of Skyline High School; Cheyenne Jenkins, a graduate of Warren County High School; and Cameron Lower, a graduate of Warren County High School. The awards consisted of a cash prize of $500 and a gift card from Michaels Stores worth $200. The awards were presented May 24 and 25 at Warren County High School and Skyline High School at each school’s senior awards ceremonies.

About Patricia Windrow

Patricia Windrow was a master artist who lived and worked in Front Royal. Largely self-taught, Windrow mastered her craft through keen observation, hard work, and constant effort. She modestly called herself “an American painter,” and she produced thousands of works of art. She ran her own gallery on Main Street to which an appreciative public came, looked, and bought. She was born in London in 1921, and died here in 2013 at the age of 91. That year, the Mayor and Town Council “in recognition of the manifest and numerous contributions of Patricia Windrow Klein to the community as a whole,” proclaimed September 12 as “Patricia Windrow Day” in the Town of Front Royal.