Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, New Pawleys Island Paintings, and The Hokie Bug Fest!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist



I am going to take a one day break from my People Art Blogs to present two recent Pawleys Island paintings. 

I have already posted His Spot but I thought it would good with my latest painting, Silver Lining at Pawleys Island.


IMG_1664Silver Lining at Pawleys Island   Original  30″ x 22″  Acrylic Painting     $1350

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

Silver Lining at Pawleys Island is an intense shore painting at this beautiful South Carolina beach.

The light streaming down from behind the clouds created a startling effect and the birds are great visual accents to the scene.



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His Spot  Original  30″ x 40″  Oil Painting     $2430

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART


His Spot is a beautiful Pawleys Island evening painting. My husband is not much for swimming in the ocean. He is a self-taught naturalist and concentrates on bird populations. He spent many hours at this spot on the marsh side around the corner from the house we stayed at. He saw over 100 different species on our five day vacation.

Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler


Don’t miss this great Blue Ridge Discovery Center event this Saturday!  This will be great fun and a wonderful celebration of the life of William Bradford Alwood!  He was Virginia Tech’s first entomologist!


Hokie Bugfest!

Sat, October 11, 10am – 5pm


The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, 901 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA, United States
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I hope you enjoyed my paintings of Pawleys Island by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

I Guess we will be Dancing inside the Train Station…


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My Line Dance Troupe will be dancing at The Harvest Craft Night this evening at 6:30.  The event takes place at the Historic Train Station in Pulaski, VA!  

We were going to dance outside but I have a feeling we will be inside this time. 

Come on out!


IMG_1655 (3)His Spot   Original 30″ x 40″ Oil Painting     $2430

Prints on Paper or Canvas and Greeting Cards Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Ghost near Asheville and Our 24 Hour Ant Diner

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist


pawleyscormorantcopyrightPawleys Island Cormorant Morning   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting     $2430

Prints on Paper or Canvas and Greeting Cards Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

Before I married Clyde I didn’t know a cormorant from an osprey!  He has taught me a lot and I am proud of this latest shore painting!


cheerscopyrightCheers    Original 9″x12″ Oil Painting      $226

Prints on Paper or Canvas and Greeting Cards Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

A Cheerful Still life!


I found another great ghost story on  Local Asheville Ghost Stories website!


Battle Mansion is located near The Grove Park Inn.  Supposedly, it is haunted by a servant girl named Alice.

They say she either fell or was pushed down the stairs.  The mansion is also haunted by the former owner, Samuel Battle.  He has been seen wearing a top hat and formal attire.

When the mansion was the location of 13WLOSTV Alice was often seen by employees.  She wears a long, old fashioned dress.  Sarah Harrison, the writer of this report talked with two employees of Grove Park Inn and one of them swore that some wires hanging from the ceiling were swaying back and forth on their own.   The other worker said he was grabbed when he walked down the stairs. The man that grabbed him fit the description of Samuel Battle.  He was presented a picture of the doctor and is sure of his claim.  SPOOKY!

The mansion was demolished in 2006.


Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

Kessler Ant Diner –  Open 24/7!

Every year when the weather gets warm we have hoard of ants in our kitchen.  We have tried everything to get rid of them without success.  Ant traps don’t work and we have tried a number of safe remedies that work at first and then the ants are back in full force.  One summer talcom powder did the trick for a while and then they were back.

This summer we have a remedy that consists of putting a few drops of a glucose solution with poison on small squares of paper.  The ants eat the solution and take the poison back to the nest.  This one was working great for a while!

Now they are all just sitting in a circle around the drops having a great time!

Thank you for looking at Paintings by an Artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway