Barns & Brush

Picturesque Views of the Rural South

Barns & Brush is an exhibit to celebrate the countryside, including scenic views, animals, fruits, trees, and rustic landscapes. The collection of paintings on display August 3-30 includes works by Allison Doke, Elizabeth Bame, Lorraine Kimsey, and Larry Smith. The exhibit is a breath of fresh air for the spirit, bringing viewers back to their homegrown roots. Farmers and City dwellers alike will enjoy the brushstrokes of nature’s simplicity. The opening reception on August 3, 6-8 pm is hosted by Beyond the Front Porch.

All of the artists in the Barns & Brush Exhibit have won numerous awards and all consistently chase after opportunities to paint plein air, which is a term that means painting in live and real-time sessions in the outdoors. Elizabeth Bame has studied under many renowned mentors and currently has four of her paintings hanging in the office of Speaker of the House at the Georgia State Capitol. Allison Doke considers herself an impressionist painter, Born originally in Liverpool, England, she attended college in Massachusetts and now resides in Georgia. Lorraine Kimsey creates what she considers “art that uplifts the spirit,” and always seeks to paint in the warmth of sunshine, surrounded by the vivid colors of nature and the sounds of singing birds. Larry Smith and his wife, Pam Smith, run a home studio/Gallery in Peachtree Corners and have taught over 1,300 students the joy of oil painting since 2022. Whether you’re a lover of the great outdoors, looking for refreshment from work life, or nostalgic for the simple pleasures of yesteryears, there is a serene moment for you in August’s alluring collection of artworks.

Artist Mini-Interview

Join us as we have brief conversations with the exhibiting artists! Hear about their inspiration, and their process, and get to know a little more about the talented artists on display!