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"The Trees Out Back, No. 1"
Feature Artist Bio
ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO http://www.virgilcarterfineart.com/about.html
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by American
landscape painter Virgil Carter (born 1941, in Houston, Texas).
Virgil is a watercolor painter, teacher, demonstrator, workshop leader, author and Internet commentator. He is a member of the Boerne Art League, Guadalupe Watercolor Group, Kerrville, TX, signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Philadelphia Water Color Society. He is a juried Painter Member of the Delaware Valley Art League and an associate member of the American Watercolor Society.
Virgil paints en plein air and in his studio in Boerne, Texas. Virgil holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture. He is a retired architect and past Professor and Head of the School of Architecture, Oklahoma State University.
Virgil has participated in workshops with a number of respected contemporary U.S., Canadian and Australian watercolor artists, including:
Susan Abbott, Don Andrews, Brian Ateyo, Mary Beaumont, Lee Boynton, T. Mark Cole, Carl Dalio, Domenic Distefano, Steve Fleming, William Skip Lawrence, Phil Levine, Christopher Schink, Thomas Seguros, Mel Stabin, David Taylor, James Toogood, William Vrscak, and Robert Wade.
Virgil’s paintings have been selected for juried exhibitions by the Baltimore Watercolor Society, Chester County Art Association, Delaware Valley Art League and the Greater Norristown Art League. His paintings have also been included in juried exhibitions by the Keystone Nationals, Historic Yellow Springs Art Show, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Philadelphia Water Color Society.
Art Society Memberships
Virgil is a juried Signature Artist Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, a juried Painter Member of the Delaware Valley Art League, a juried Signature Member of the Pennsylvania Water Color Society and the Philadelphia Water Color Society.
He is also an associate member of the American Watercolor Society.
Virgil is the author of “Seen Anew: the Brandywine Valley”, a book of watercolors in and about the historic and beautiful Brandywine Valley. Fine arts prints of Virgil’s work are available at
October 6, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Virgil Carter (Born 1941)
“As a watercolor painter, I often choose familiar landscape and urban subjects, transforming and reinventing them, with my own vision, and personal expression. I create my work by painting from life, from source materials and from imagination, based on travels and observations. I am more concerned about “telling a story in paint”--sharing a personal idea, emotion or feeling about each subject--than with realism and local conditions. Color and light figure strongly in all of my work.
My global travels and love of historical places influence my choice of subjects, ranging from the beautiful Texas Hill Country where I live, to urban subjects in New York, London, Rome and Paris and landscape settings in the United States, England, France and Italy.
I enjoy spending hours each week exploring, photographing, sketching and studying simple subjects and vistas which may often be taken for granted, if consciously considered at all."