Village life in a rural community is a hub of social activity. Homes and businesses are clustered together in these hamlets, small towns and cities in the country, atop mountains, and by rivers or along a coast. Villages have provided inspiration for American artists for generations. This is a photo essay of colorful village scenes influenced by the artwork from American Impressionism, Americana Art and a romantic Realism style of painting.
Childe Hassam and Robert Vonnoh were two painters caught up in the art movement that evolved from European Impressionism in a soft, bright style with loose brush work and colorful images.
P. Buckley Moss, the People’s Artist, has style harking back to Early American Folk Art of the 1800′s with her popular works depicting Americana scenes of rural landscape, Amish communities and village life.
P. Buckley Moss
Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light, created art of quaint seaside towns, and charming Victorian villages in a romantic realistic style that making people nostalgic for an imagined way of life.
They have inspired me with their colorful, vibrant artwork that offes me evocative fragments into village life. The gallery includes art from Childe Hassam, Robert Vonnoh, P. Buckley Moss, Thomas Kinkade and my images inspired by their art.