Mountain Home, Arkansas
Virginia Haines has her studio and gallery in her home; as well as displays paintings at the Hill Country Art Gallery east of Mountain Home. She is mainly a self-taught artist, but has traveled throughout the United States with opportunities to study at the Springfield Massachusetts Museum of Art, the Dayton (Ohio) Institute of Arts and Shreveport Art Center in Louisiana. Virginia joins watercolor societies to benefit from the sharing of ideas and inspiration from other artists. Each year, she submits digital images to be juried into art competitions within these groups. She is a member of the Mid-Southern Watercolor Society (MSW); Artists of Northwest Arkansas (ANWA); the Transparent Watercolor Society of America; and the Northeast Watercolor Society (NEWS).
“Upon invitation to participate in the Landfillart Project, I responded because it sounded like an excellent idea to cover something useless and change it to a work of art. I was disillusioned by the hub due to the open holes around the rim portion. I am not a crafty artist, just a realistic landscape painter. So, I procrastinated for quite some time, and began in earnest shortly before the due date. I painted what I know best, skies like the Northern lights and my favorite birch trees.”Virginia Haines