Appalachian Village by Gail Murphy
This original acrylic primitive, entitled Appalachian Village, is by Appalachian artist Gail Murphy. Murphy‘s depiction of an entire Appalachian town on a fall day brilliantly captures those inspiring days of yesteryear in Appalachia and its down-home sense of community. Set in eternity in this work are the quaint, neighborly activities and places of days gone by.
This is one of a collection of four of Murphy's Appalachian-themed primitives from the Diamonds' Art Gallery in Southern West Virginia. This work measures 49 ½” x 27” and is framed in a distressed simulated wormy chestnut frame, which is included in the price.
About the Artist
It is said that, Murphy, now deceased, would always paint the bodies of people in her paintings before painting the faces as she had trouble deciding what the faces should look like without the bodies. Murphy's works were juried into The Bronze Look's art collection after careful consideration by 4 jurors, one being the founder of The Bronze Look.