Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Falls Painting and Blue Ridge Discovery Center News!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

secludedwaterfallcopyrightSecluded Waterfall   Original 14″x11″ Oil Painting      $313

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


fivemilemtcopyrightAnother Look at Five Mil Mountain   Original 25″x40″ Oil Painting   $2025

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



I thought it would be fun to look at all the beautiful falls in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!  I have always been fascinated by falls and when I was in college I often hiked up to the Cascades in the Jefferson National Forest in Giles County.

The hike is two miles long and is an up hill climb.  It is great fun to watch the rushing water and the light coming through the trees.  I have one painting of what is called The Roman Road that I sold to a great patron in Martinsville.  I also sold a print to the creator of that section of the trail.

The water is extremely cold in the pool at the falls but I spent many summers at Rehoboth Beach where the water is also very cold so I liked swimming under the falls!  Some of my fondest memories are of that beautiful place!  I hope to go there again sometime soon.  It has been a while.



The Top 10 Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls


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 Life with The Bird and Word Man – Clyde Kessler

Upcoming Blue Ridge Discovery Center Happening!


July 27th, 2014: The Channels, Clinch Mountain

Leaders: Ronald Kirby and Fred Newcomb

One of southwest Virginia’s most spectacular and unusual natural preserves will be explored on this Blue Ridge Expeditions (BRE) hike which is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Discovery Center (BRDC). The part of Clinch Mountain known as The Channels is an area of huge sandstone rock outcroppings where ancient forces have created a maze of giant fissures, some of which now serve as passageways somewhat similar to slot canyons of the western states.

The hike will be a 5 mile round trip of moderate difficulty and will take place on Sunday, July 27. Geology expert Fred Newcomb and Ronald Kirby will lead the group. Participants should call (276) 579-4011 to register and for more information.


I hope you enjoyed paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

We are all going to the Lake this afternoon!

My husband isn’t much for swimming but I got him a new bathing suit and slides and he is willing to get in the water later!  My son loves to swim and he is ready to go!


hikersboardsoansapascopyrightHikers Boards Near Pandapas    Original 30″x40″  Oil Painting    $2425

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist, Scalawag and Maybe it is Renting it…

My Artwork

moutainlakeguestscopyrightMountain Lake Evening   40″x30″  Original Oil Painting     $2425

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


canoesmtlakecopyrightCanoes, Mountain Lake     Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting has been Sold

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


Mountain Lake in Giles County was the setting for the hit movie, Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze!

I found another paranormal tale about a wild man in The Blue Ridge Mountains!


The Scalawag from Blue Mountain

Jimmie Lee had heard tales about the legendary Big Foot or Sasquatch but never thought he would come into contact with the beast.  He was twelve years old and staying with his uncle and two cousins for the summer.

One morning his uncle told the boys he saw huge  prints near his apple orchard.     Jimmie and his cousins decided to pitch a tent to see if they could see Scalawag!  They were having fun and when the campfire got low they decided to go to sleep at around 11:00.  About thirty minutes later, the narrator heard a strange hissing sound.  He woke his cousin up and they both heard limbs cracking outside.

They saw with the flashlight a huge mammal like creature with long red fur eating apples in a crouched position. The creature turned and stared at them and they could see a strange human-like face with a pointy head. The face was the only part of the creature that did not have fur and was an orange-brown color. It let out a screeching howl and ran off into the woods.

The next day they saw the huge prints with toes in the ground.  The uncle and aunt have heard the noise of the animal since this event and Jimmie Lee swears he has seen Sasquatch!

I got this story from Paranormal Phenomena online

Life with the Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

I have always been nervous about spiders since one of my childhood friends said she had a black widow spider in her garage.   I stayed out of there!  I am not that scared of them but I don’t know one from the next so I am cautious.

The other day there was a small black spider in the computer room so I asked The Bird Man who is also very knowledgeable about insects to look at it.  I yelled from the room that there was a spider in the room and would he come check it out.

He asked me if it had it’s own web.

I said I didn’t know.  Maybe it is renting it.

The Word Man was not amused.

I hope you enjoy my mountain paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway

Up and Running!

pathpandapascopyrightPath near Pandapas    Original Oil Painting has been Sold

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

Lots to do and I have already got a lot done!  I guess there are advantages to being a poor sleeper.  Cheers!