Richmond artist Daniel Robbins took Best in Show honors at the Gloucester Arts Festival, which was announced at the Plein Air Art Gala held at the private estate Sussex on the York River on June 11.
Judge Larry Moore presented the top award to Robbins for his oil painting “Long View,” noted for its handling of drawing, composition, value, light, color and paint. The painting depicts a dilapidated dock at the mouth of the York River.
“The manmade history with sweeping sky and water made this a really beautiful scene,” said the Virginia Beach native and graduate of VCU School of Arts, where he now teaches. “The view from where I was was really panoramic. In Richmond, there’s always trees in your way, so I look for places where there’s this openness and connection to the sky.”John Brandon Sills earned second place for “York River View.” The Baltimore artist enjoys capturing nature in all its forms. The judges noted his excellent handling of light, value and atmosphere and the lumin...
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