About

Whitney C Brock - Artist, Roanoke VA Moneta VA

Biography

Whitney Brock is an award winning artist based in Roanoke Virginia, But also maintains a working  gallery in Moneta Virginia. Her major bodies of work consist of large scale oils of river and creek bed rocks depicting light reflections and movement. And also a series in figurative paintings that boarder on representational. As a private art instructor, she has honed her skills in most mediums and styles, thus enjoying watercolor, palette knife acrylics etc which have all brought her many awards and sales.

Whitney began her art journey from far away in New Zealand. She was immersed in a highly liberal arts supported education system in Auckland for 3 years that made her realize what her major life work should be.  Soon after, in 1987, she attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Her studies were becoming well rounded at this point with the melding of the conservative, natural approach to painting in N.Z., and the ever so museum conceptual geared approach to art at VCU. Both extremes contributed to the art she produces today, as well as the rigorous and disciplined work she asserted during 15 years of mural painting.

Whitney and John, her husband of 30 years, enjoy time with family in-between painting and teaching. Whitney has steady commissioned projects,and  exhibits locally.  Also she had the honor of being  featured in International Artist Magazine issues 55 and 75. She was fortunate enough to study under Stephen Quiller, John Lovett, and Patric Whelan. A couple of her greatest influences are Norman Rockwell and Vermeer, and is currently studying Andrew Tischler.

In the future she would like to gain international representation and focus more on figurative painting.

 

whitney@whitneycbrock.com

Exhibitions

  • April 2018 Art on the Green Lexington Va
  • 2018 Bower Center Nation Juried Show
  • 2018 Curry/Bower Show Bedford Va
  • 2017 SMAC Show
  • LRA Jefferson Show
  • 2017 Bath Co Show
  • Bowers Center Nat’ Juried Show
  • 2017 Art on the Green Lexington
  • 2017 Bowers H2O Show
  • 2017 Olin Hall Roanoke College Biennial Show
  • 2016 SMAC Show
  • Lynchburg Art Festival
  • 2016 Bath Co Show
  • Bowers Center National Juried Show
  • 2016 Art on the Green, Lexington Va
  • 2016 Edna Curry/John Bower Annual Art Show
  • 2015 Edna Curry/John Bower Annual Art Show
  • 2015 Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke, VA
  • 2015 SMAC Annual Art Show, Moneta, VA
  • 2014 SMAC Annual Art Show, Moneta, VA
  • 2013 Lynchburg Art Festival
  • 2013 Bath County Art Show
  • 2013 SMAC Annual Art Show, Moneta, VA
  • 2012 SMAC Annual Art Show, Moneta, VA
  • 2012 Westlake Art Show
  • 2012 Lynchburg Art Festival
  • 2011 SMAC Annual Art Show, Moneta, VA
  • 2010 SMAC Annual Art Show, Moneta, VA
  • 2009 SMAC Annual Art Show, Moneta, VA
  • 2008 SMAC Annual Art Show, Moneta, VA
  • 2007 SMAC Annual Art Show, Moneta, VA
  • 2004 Bella Italia Invitational Show, Moneta, VA
  • 2003 Emerging Artist Group Show, Jefferson Center Gallery, Roanoke, VA

Selected Commissions

  • 2007 River Rocks Private Collection, Moneta, VA
  • 2007 Double Portraits Jordan and Madison Private Collection, Roanoke, VA
  • 2006 Giles Girls Giles & Lambert, PCC, Roanoke, VA

Selected Mural Commissions

  • 2005 K-92 Radio Conglomerate, Roanoke, VA
  • 2003 Cuba Pete’s, Macado’s Restaurant, Roanoke, VA
  • 2002 Historical Site, Richmond, VA
  • 2001 Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea, Roanoke, VA
  • 2000 Ross-Abbott Laboratories, Altavista, VA

Awards

  • 2017 SMAC Show Peoples Choice ” Eyes of Forest Haven”
  • Art on the Green, Lexington Va 1st in Oils overall
  • Bower Center Curry/Bower Show 2nd Place ” First Cup”
  • Lynchburg Art Festival Best in Show “Verses of Youth”
  • 2016 Bowers Brazil Show  Peoples Choice
  • 2016 Bath Co Show 1st Place oils “Invincible Youth”
  • 2016 Bower Center Curry/Bower Show 2nd Place “Verse of Youth”
  • Best in Show, Colors of Douthat, 2016 Lexington VA Art on the Green
  • 1st Place(oils), The Chesapeake Tradition, 2015 SMAC Annual Art Show
  • People’s Choice, Infinity Pool, 2015 SMAC Annual Art Show
  • People’s Choice, Invincible Youth, 2014 SMAC Annual Art Show
  • 1st Place(oils), Serenity Equine, 2014 SMAC Annual Art Show
  • Best in Show, Cherry Grove Pier, 2013 SMAC Annual Art Show
  • 1st Place(oils), Creekscape, 2012 SMAC Annual Art Show
  • 2nd Place(oils), Zen Rocks, 2012 Westlake Art Show
  • 4th Place on Judges Fence, “River Rocks II”, 2012 Lynchburg Art Festival
  • 1st Place, Feet in Creek, 2011 SMAC Annual Art Show
  • 2010 Third Annual Westlake Art Show
  • 1st Place (oils), Only the good dye old
  • 1st place (watercolors), Karri Valley Lake
  • Best in Show award, Sonoma Bubbles
  • 2nd Place, Colors of Doughat, 2009 SMAC Annual Art Show
  • 3rd Place, Wal-mart Bags, 2009 SMAC Annual Art Show
  • 1st Place, Ripples, 2008 SMAC Annual Art Show
  • 1st Place, The Gift, 2007 SMAC Annual Art Show
  • 2006  International Artist Magazine, Issue 55

Published

  • 2010 Featured in International Artist Magazine, Issue 75
  • 2007 Blue Ridge Public Television, Blue Ridge Excursions
  • 2007 International Artist Magazine, Issue 55
  • 2000 Early American Homes Magazine, October Issue
  • 1999 Roanoke Times, Extra Section