C’ville Arts Features – “Virginia’s Best – Retro Style Posters” - During July
C’ville Arts welcomes Barbara Shenefield, one of our newest members and graphic designer during the month of July. She will be at the gallery to share her designs on First Friday, July 6th from 6 – 8 p.m.
Barbara began making posters celebrating the beautiful commonwealth of Virginia. All of her original designs and illustrations commemorate historic places and beautiful scenes of Virginia: mountains, history, wildlife, favorite sports and cultural attractions. Shenefield’s approach is a classic poster style, somewhat reminiscent of retro travel posters.Her compositions are vibrant, eye catching, and colorful.
These creative posters often include one or more of her favorite animals.
“I will often sneak a horse or a dog into a poster, even of the historic houses” Barbara explains, “so look closely. I am constantly, restlessly, drawing and creating new designs. Art is what I do, all day, every day.”
These high quality, contemporary posters are produced with he best materials using ultrachrome inks, a high resolution printer, on the finest quality Kao-Lin paper. Shenefield’s work is available online, in galleries and gift shops such as Montpelier, Monticello and across the commonwealth.