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RAL Art Center welcomes Three New Co-Op Artists

Thomas Bradshaw is a Richmond-based Plein Air artist whose love of painting and being in nature are evidenced in his oil paintings. Using brush and palette knife, he creates a textural impression in a loose and painterly style, focusing always on the light, the heart of any painting. Thomas has been teaching a Master Class in Richmond, and recently taught a class in painting with a limited palette at the RAL Art Center.

Ellen Huddy started her journey as an artist in commercial art but had long harbored the desire to seriously study painting. When she moved to the Northern Neck and discovered the Art Center, she found the perfect opportunity to develop that talent and skill. She has taken watercolor classes from beginner to advanced with various teachers including Kathleen Noffsinger, Christopher Wynn, Doug Mock, and others. Ellen’s watercolors of local scenes or still lifes are crisp and detailed.

Richard Shurtz has been a photographer since fourth grade, but his professional career was as a research physicist before founding Stratford University. He travels widely for pleasure and on business for Stratford, photographing historical sites around the world. His photographs are printed on canvas and have a hand painted feel. Lately, Rick has been focusing on local nautical, historical and wildlife subjects.

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