Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tommy's corner of the mountain

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I am not an art collector. However, there are three original pieces I own - all
by Tommy Mullany. Tom, Maureen Hartnett's brother, is an amazing artist who currently
lives with his wife Kerrie
and sons, Will and Sam in the beautiful mountains of Rappahannock County,
Virginia. The farmhouse is almost literally carved into the side of a mountain.
I joined Kevin and Maureen on Saturday and drove down to Washington,
Tommy is one of my favorite artists. His blend of realism and humor/satire
is so very appealing to me and I am privileged to own three pieces of his work.

The following are shots I took
on Tom and Kerrie's property. Tom's artwork is everywhere.
In the house, in the yard, on the porch.
So cool! And - the goats! Oh my!

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This log below is what was left after Tom cut it up to create.....

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...this amazing Indian Head! This is a reproduction of a piece he did years ago that got
destroyed in a fire. Tom carved this from a cherry tree in his yard. It stands
over 3 feet tall. It is gorgeous in person. The wood is a soft, smooth, rich cherry wood
and it's just stunning!

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What follows are pieces Tom's created over the years that now "live" on his
front porch. Below is "Angel with an Uzi" in two different sizes.

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This is a real skull, not one of Tom's creations.

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Medusa:

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Tommy's Art Show was at R. H. Ballard in Washington, Virginia, an absolutely
wonderful shop filled with beautiful French linens and various goodies
from Europe. You MUST go there!

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After the show, Kevin and Maureen and I wandered around the town
and visited the Inn at Little Washington.

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Yes, I think we might have to retire in Rappahannock County.
It's simply too beautiful.

1 comment:

steveandbritt said...

i love your pic of the bleeding hearts! :-)