Posts in Painters
Suzanne V Paddock - Painter

Suzanne V Paddock was born and raised in suburban New York. She received a BS in Visual Arts from the State University in New Paltz, NY. She was involved in the arts community in Woodstock and Kingston before moving in 2012 to Central Virginia. Since then, Paddock has been an active member of the burgeoning arts community in the town of Bedford and is also on the exhibition committee at Bower Center for the Arts. Paddock has exhibited in Virginia and New York in group, solo, judged, and juried exhibitions over the years. Currently she works out of her residential studio offering tours by appointment.

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Melissa Rudge - Painter

Melissa Rudge was born and raised in Madison Heights, VA. She graduated from Radford University with a degree in Art Education. After serving for two years as an Art Educator in Peace Corps Ghana, Melissa moved to Orlando, FL. Today you can find her teaching art to elementary school students and enjoying the Florida sunshine.

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Mary Kumar - Painter

Mary Kumar holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Biblical Exposition and Sacred Music.  Art was one of her greatest childhood preoccupations. Mary lost her desire to create art after high school; however, ironically, she continued to attract and befriend artists throughout her college and postgraduate years.  In some sense, she lived vicariously through these vibrant artists with whom she shared community.

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Victoria Towns - Painter

Victoria Towns, Graduated from Mary Baldwin College (now University) in 2013 with a studio art major in painting and extended media. She is currently working at Riverviews Artspace with the Emerging Artists and with the Art to the People project. When she’s not helping artists or creating her own stuff you can find her with Rogue Productions or with her family.

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Julie Pierre - Painter

Julie Pierre is a self-taught, abstract artist using acrylic paints and alcohol inks. She’s originally from Kansas, but currently resides in Lynchburg, VA. She loves to create and is most drawn to fluid art and her personal fluid style represents “release”: release of control and the acceptance of things that cannot be changed.

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