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Joseph Burrough Painting a Plein Air on the James River

Photo Credit: David Everette



December 2016

Three Macs oil painting by Joseph Burrough

Gallery Flux Miniature Show opens Dec. 1 - Dec. 30.


October 2016

Morning in Warm Springs Plein Air oil painting framed

I had a great time painting at the 4th Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival held at the Warm Springs Gallery in Warm Springs, VA the first week in October. The weather was beautiful this year!


September 2016

I'm deeply honored that my painting “Classic Italian Boats” was juried into the 17th Annual National Juried Exhibition of the American Impressionist Society at the Howard/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, WA Sept. 29 - Oct. 30. It was fun attending the reception and painting out on the West Coast!

AIS 2016 Entry Painting - Classic Italian Boats

Debra Joy Groesser, Rick Delanty, and Joseph Burrough at the 2016 AIS Reception

I'm pictured here with fellow artists Rick Delanty and AIS President Debra Joy Groesser the night of the reception.


July 2016

Dawn Breaker ~ Oil Painting 24x36 by Joseph Burrough

I had a number of water-themed paintings in the Gallery Flux “SPLASH!” show in Ashland, VA, including this one that sold!


March 2016

Eight of my paintings are on exhibit in Gallery Flux's Fine Art & Furniture Show March 3 - April 30 located at 307B England St. Ashland, VA 23005. Tues-Fri 11-6, Sat 11-4, Sun 12-4.


December 2015

I've delivered 5 works in the Annual Small Works Exhibit at the Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake which opens November 21 from 10am - 7pm and runs through December 31. The Little Gallery is located in the BRIDGEWATER PLAZA LOWER LEVEL, 16430 BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGHWAY, MONETA, VA 24121 OPEN 7 DAYS 11AM - 6PM.

I also have 4 small works in the Annual Miniature Show at Gallery Flux in Ashland, VA with an opening reception December 3 from 5:30-8:00pm

Gallery Flux Postcard

November 2015

I'm really honored that my painting “Classic Italian Boats” was juried into the Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition at Eckert & Ross Gallery in Indianapolis, IN and will hang from November 6 - December 5.

Oil Painters of America Exhibit 2015 Eckert & Ross Gallery
September 2015

I participated again in the Third Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival sponsored by Warm Springs Gallery from September 28 - October 4th. Although it was an extremely wet week this year, I thought we turned out some really strong work, and it is always great to be out painting in the beautiful mountains of Virginia. Steve Doherty, editor of Plein Air Magazine awarded me an Honorable Mention in the Quick Paint Competition on Saturday.

Steve Doherty awards me an Honorable Mention at Quick Draw Bath County Plein Air Festival
Plein Air Painting of Warm Springs by Joseph Burrough
August 2015

"Lay of the Land" Group Show opens August 6, 5:30-8:00pm at Gallery Flux in Ashland, VA. My painting "Valley Pasture" was featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch to announce the show!

Richmond Times Dispatch image of Valley Pasture Painting
June 2015

Come take a lesson at Paint Night with Joseph Burrough! Beginners Welcome! The Little Gallery - Paint Night Events!! Friday, June 26, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) Moneta, Virginia

Little Gallery Paint Night 2015


November 2014

"A November Night to Remember", a private exhibition of recent oil paintings, takes place at the Willow Oaks Country Club in early November. If interested in attending, please request to be on the invitation list using the "Contact Form".

2014 Willow Oaks Country Club Exhibition "A Night to Remember"

2014 Willow Oaks Country Club "A night to Remember"

October 2014

Joseph (Joey) participated in the "Second Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival" which culminated in a "Gala Celebration" on Friday, October 3 at the Warm Springs Gallery in Warm Springs, Virginia. Joseph (Joey) won 2nd Place in the Quick Paint Competition at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA judged by Stephen Doherty, Editor of Plein Air Magazine!

2nd Place Quick Paint Bath County Plein Air Festival Judged by Stephen Doherty



March 2014

Four paintings are included in the Gallery Flux Group Exhibition: "Structures Brought to Light" on display March 6 - April 26. Gallery Flux is located at 307B England Street, Ashland VA 23005.


October 2013

Joseph's plein air painting "The Jackson River at Folly Farm" won second place in the First Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival hosted by the Warm Springs Gallery in Warm Springs, Virginia October 1-October 6. Unfortunately, he had to leave the festival early on October 3 in order to drive down and attend the 14th Annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition which opened that evening at M Gallery in Charleston, SC. Joseph's oil “Lowcountry Sunset” was accepted into that prestigious exhibition.

"Lowcountry Sunset" AIS Entry 2013

American Impressionist Society National Exhibition 2013


July 2013

News arrived that Joseph's painting “Lowcountry Sunset” has been accepted into the 14th Annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition October 4th at M Gallery in Charleston, SC.


October 2012

Several paintings will be on view during the Old Dairy Heritage Festival October 6, 10am-4pm at the Old Dairy in Warm Springs, Virginia.


September 2012

“Arts Around The Lake” at the University of Richmond on Sunday, September 30, 2012, 11am - 5pm. Joseph returns to his alma mater for this classic show, exhibiting his recent smaller works in booth #54.


August 2012

Joseph will be participating with two other gallery artists in a 4 day artists' paint-out at the Warm Springs Gallery in Warm Springs, Virginia, August 1-4.

June 2012

“Visions of Smith Mountain Lake” Show at the Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake, opening reception on June 9.

February 2012

“Winter Dreams” Show Opening on Friday, February 24 at the Urbanna Harbor Gallery and Art Services in the quaint, river port of Urbanna, Virginia, situated on the artist's beloved Rapphannock River. The show will display a large exhibition of Burrough's oil paintings over the last 5 years.

Urbanna Harbor Gallery Show Postcard Feb 2012Urbanna Harbor Gallery Postcard - B

January 2012

While painting a plein air oil painting on January 28, down at the Lee Monument on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, an AP photographer for the Richmond Times Dispatch happened by and snapped a picture of Burrough painting the famous statue. The photo and caption ran in at least 3 papers in the country! Photo by Joe Mahoney, Richmond Times Dispatch
Joseph Burrough Painting a Plein Air Oil of the Robert E. Lee Statue

December 2011

Gallery Flux "Small Works: An Exhibit of 18 artists" opens Friday, December 2, 6pm - 8:30pm in Ashland, Virginia

October 2011

Show Opening on Saturday, October 8 at the Warm Springs Gallery in Warm Springs, Virginia, nestled in the Allegheny Mountains near the Homestead Resort. These paintings feature the scenic Jackson River and the beautiful, surrounding countryside of Bath County.

February 2011

Three paintings were awarded in the PaintAmerica Top100 Competition!


January 2011

Show Opening: "Artist Collective: Friends of the Gallery" - Opens Friday, January 7th, 2011, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Gallery 5800, above Suitable for Framing, 5800 Grove Ave., Richmond, Virginia (At the corner of Libbie and Grove)

November 2010

The new website was launched! Hope you enjoy the new navigation features.

Spring/Summer 2010

• I lost over 2 exhausting weeks in May helping my sister clean out her flooded condo in Nashville! 5' 7” of floodwater and mud! Thank God for the generous help of so many volunteers who assisted unselfishly with their time, energy and money. The “Volunteer State” takes on a whole new meaning to me.

• Since April, I've made 3 trips to the northern Virginia mountains and horse country exploring the region, taking reference photos and completing some small, plein-air paintings and field studies.

• My huge goal for the summer is to totally rebuild this website using more up-to-date software. This has proven to be more daunting than I had thought, but I'm making progress. There are so many glitches with this current software that I just stopped uploading new images—concentrating my time on revamping the entire site. It may not look a whole lot different when completed, but it will be MUCH easier to manage once finished. Please stay tuned! I'm working as fast as I can.

Winter 2010

• Completed a couple of commissions for two very happy clients.

Autumn 2009

• Marketing, Marketing . . . brochures, flyers, CDs! Worked on a number of studio paintings and did a little plein air painting in the beautiful Fall weather. I did a small snow scene for this year's Christmas card, which features our state bird.

Summer 2009

• In late July, I went on a private 47- mile rafting trip down the Green River in Colorado and Utah with 4 other folks. This is a scenic river running through the heart of Dinosaur National Monument country. It was an incredible journey through the Lodore Canyons with 900 ft. high walls on either side and Class IV rapids in the river. It was a five-day camping trip I took countless reference photos and was actually able to paint on-site two plein air oil paintings. Upon returning back, I've enlarged these scenes into larger, more detailed studio paintings.

• Since I was already out west, I then flew up to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to paint in the Tetons with my artist buddy Bill Smith for a few days. We used his inflatable pontoon rafts to do a trip of our own down the Snake River for 15 miles, painting once on a rock shoal looking back to the Tetons. What a gorgeous day! Many thanks to his sweet wife Jolene for her delicious meals and “raft-shuttling” services. We painted on the Jackson Land Company Ranch outside of Jackson, as well as on the banks of the Snake River. The final day we crossed Jenny Lake and hiked up into the Tetons to Hidden Falls, where we set up and painted. Lots of new reference photos from this trip as well.

Winter/Spring 2009

• Commissions, commissions! Last December, I painted a family portrait (including the dog). Since January, I've painted 5 commissioned paintings. Two are of the Tetons, one of Richmond's beautiful ACL arched railroad bridge over the James, and one large painting (and it's smaller study) of Maroon Bells in Colorado.

Autumn 2008

• I spent a couple of beautiful days last autumn painting plein-air paintings of barns and ponds in the countryside of Virginia.

Summer 2008

• In June 2008, I traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to paint with my good friend Bill Smith, along with another accomplished artist John Taft who came up from Colorado to join us. We painted several plein-air oil paintings in Grand Teton National Park and rafted 8 miles down the Snake River under the awesome Tetons. Truly inspiring.

• Two of my paintings were accepted into the 2007 Paint America 2ndMini50 competition.

Autumn 2007

• In the Fall of 2007, I spent two wonderful weeks painting in Italy: the first week on the gorgeous Italian Riviera in the Cinque Terre region where I based out of the fishing village of Vernazza attending a workshop led by Scott Burdick. Colorful boats, buildings and people. Then the second week, I rented a small car and ventured alone into the beautiful countryside and hill towns of Tuscany: visiting scenic places like Montalcino, Pienza, Cortona, Lucca, Volterra, and Florence! Italy really is as scenic and beautiful as they say. Check out my Italy Trip Page to see the smaller plein air paintings done on that trip or the larger studio works since I've returned. I've been so busy with larger paintings of Cinque Terre that I have yet to begin any studio paintings of Tuscany! Can't wait to start.

- Joseph Burrough