Blue Ridge Parkway Artist is Pleased with Youtube Channel Growth!

Blue Ridge Parkway Artist

Please Check out My Story on Youtube!




Well, I couldn’t be more uptight about a matter that I have to keep private.  I hate these kinds of confrontations but it isn’t something I can avoid.  It isn’t anything about my artwork but it is quite serious.  Oh well, it will pass and I am looking forward to that day. 

Meanwhile I have two commissions I am working on in addition to every thing else. Yikes!  Better to be busy then not have enough to do but it sure is difficult to find the time. 

 I am very glad that I now have over 400 followers on Youtube!  Please check out my channel which is Kendall Kessler!  

I hope everyone had a great day and I need to get off the computer for a while. 

Clyde said when you get out of Computer Purgatory come watch a River Monsters episode with me.  His words, not mine!  Love River Monsters!

Let’s watch Jeremy Wade put his big toe into a piranha’s mouth to prove they are not ferocious!  If you have ever watched River Monsters, you know what I am talking about! 


No offense to Jeremy!  I am a big fan of this great angler and biologist!


Pink in the Water  Original  Acrylic  Painting    NFS

Prints on Wall Art, Household items, and Clothes available by clicking on the link below.

Below is a popular Peaks of Otter painting!  It has been  popular on wall art prints and aprons! The link above the painting will take you to to the apron selections on Zazzle. 

The link below the painting will take you to the original and print selections on various items.

Distant View of Peaks of Otter  Original  16″ x12″ Oil  Painting    $484

Prints on Wall Art, Household items, and Clothes available by clicking on the link below.









On a Cliff  Original 32″ x14″  Acrylic Painting     $936


Be sure to check out my Independent website!  The link under On a Cliff will take you there!


Towhee Hill Studio on Etsy

Be sure to check out originals on Etsy!


Cloud Swirl over The Peaks of Otter   Original 24″ x 18″ Oil Painting $168

I would greatly appreciate a Google review if you like my work!  Here is the link!


Please check out Clyde’s book!

The book can be purchased on Amazon!  Here is the link!



Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse   Original   Acrylic  painting  NFS

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

Link to this Painting


If you like my work but don’t have any more room on your walls be sure to check out my paintings on just about anything on my website or Zazzle!  Here is another popular Skyline Beauty painting ! The link is to this item on a mouse pad!

Check out my My Paintings on Ebay

If the address  does not work, put Kendall Kessler in the search!

Special Promotion of  my most second most popular Floral ends on Tuesday!


Wildflower Current  Original  40″ x 30″  Oil Painting     $2430

Prints on Wall Art, Household items, and Clothes available by clicking on the link below.

Click on the 50″ x 40″ canvas print size for the 40% off regular price!

Thank you for looking at paintings by an artist of The Blue Ridge Parkway!

The Black Bear in The Blue Ridge Mountains near The Blue Ridge Parkway and Pleased to Sell another Original Painting!

My Artwork


smallflowerslarge (1)Small  Flowers Original Oil Painting has been Sold

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at   KENDALL KESSLER ART

This painting was sold today to a great Texas patron!  She is saving her money to buy a large one next!


mostly tulips big (1)Mostly Tulips     Original  16″x20″ Oil Painting     $670

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at     KENDALL KESSLER ART


summerpathbig (1)Summer Path at Rock Castle Gorge   Original 30″x40″ Oil Painting     $2425

Prints on Paper or Canvas Available at    KENDALL KESSLER ART

One of my favorite places on The Blue Ridge Parkway!

I really have flowers on my mind right now!

The Cherokee Legends of The Black Bear

The Cherokee Indians did not always inhabit the mountains of the North East.  Some historians claim they have only been here five hundred years after migrating from the upper Mid-West but their traditions, legends and myths date back for thousands of years.

The Cherokee, along with all the Northeastern tribes were comfortable living with the black bear. The southern Blue Ridge Mountains have many Cherokee myths concerning the black bear.  They have often seen the black bear as a spirit guide to their people and considered the white bear to be a special spirit.  A few are born with white fur. It was a significant part of their ceremonial or religious practices.

Joining The Black Bears

One tale is about a boy that would leave the Ani tsa gu hi’  tribe for a while and come back with significant amounts of hair on his body that was not previously there.  The tribe asked him what was going on and he said he was spending time with the black bears where there was much food.  He told his tribe they should all join the bears and live in peace with abundant food.

This tribe was part of the Cherokee tribe and they all decided to leave the Cherokees to live with the bears.  They told the others not to worry, that they would live forever with the bears.  There are Cherokees today that believe some of their people became black bears and their descendants are alive today.

I found this story on Cherokee Myths and Legends of The Black Bear online publication.

Life with The Word and Bird Man – Clyde Kessler

While we were on vacation I had a great time watching River Monsters!  I loved to fish when I was a child so it was great to watch Jeremy Wade catch huge fish!  In one episode he talked about the fishing method called noodling.  The fisherman puts his hand in the fish’s mouth and pulls it out of the water.  Considering the types of fish he catches, it is a dangerous sport.

My mountain man laughed when I told him I had never heard of noodling.  He said his Dad was doing that when he was a kid.  I replied that I bet it is new to people like me that are part of the mainstream culture, not isolated mountain people.  He said that was true.  His people were so far up the holler the creek ran dry trying to get out.

Just joking!  My husband’s great-great uncle George Kessler was one of three founders of Ferrum College and Clyde Kessler is the most knowledgeable person I have ever known.  Don’t trust those mountain stereotypes!