Move to Virginia
After moving to rural tidewater Virginia with her husband, whose job in Washington, D.C., required long commutes, Dolores again put her art aside for a number of years. However, she provided art lessons to homeschooled students and later homeschooled their younger son. Now, having recently finished her homeschooling duties, the artist has returned to her art. She has expanded her subject matter to include local nature and wildlife themes, exhibiting in local venues including the Deltaville Maritime Museum and the Arts in the Middle show. Her interest in equine subjects continues, and she has been focusing particularly on western art themes such as rodeo action.
In addition to her father's early instruction and her art education, the artist has been influenced by the work of classically grounded contemporary artists as well as great artists of the past, especially Delacroix, Rubens, Rembrandt, and da Vinci. She especially admires the passion, drama, and lyricism of these artists and strives to follow their lead in being a lifelong student of nature. Dolores may be reached at (804) 394-3264 or by email. Her address is: Dolores Flessner, 21 Little Florida Road, Farnham, Virginia 22460, or go to her website.