A working studio & gallery located in the heart of Richmond

November 22, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday

We will be closed both Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday, reopening Saturday, November, 28th.

November 21, 2015

Small Works

Group Holiday Show

November 25th – December 31st, 2015

Original, affordable gift-sized paintings, prints and crafts to take with you at time of purchase.  List of artists and more images

read more in the Richmond Times Dispatch

Opening Reception:  Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5-8 pm









































October 21, 2015


Decipher: Mary Anne Hensley and Laura Duprey      

October 21st – November 21st, 2015

 Flirt, graphite, ink, beeswax on paper, 11" x 23"Firefly, graphite, ink, beeswax on paper, 11" x 23"

Decipher is a series of drawings with the joy of intuitive mark making at its heart.  I worked to open and expand a meditative space for spontaneous drawings and the development of relationships among them.

Targeting everyday items in my backyard and studio, I began a collection of graphite rubbings on mulberry paper.  Responding to this structural imagery is an animation of surface by expressive, improvisational marks in grayscale inks.  The longer scrolls continue this exploration of line and shape in a meditative vein, referencing birds, wildflowers and natural forms. In my work, beeswax becomes a net capturing fragile imagery. It brings translucency, durability, and connection between the ancient and the present.    

Whether the universal imagery of a petroglyph or complex history codified in brushstrokes, whether a love letter, musical score or an expressionist painting, I experience the immediacy of its power and presence.   I invite these sources into my art.
Mary Anne Hensley                                       




Art making, for me, is directed by several points of emphasis.  These are making connections, recalling who I am intrinsically, and allowing for questions to arise.

My work is process oriented and intuitively driven, regardless of the medium.  This opens up an unexpected conversation to which I respond, connecting the dots between what is and what might be, enlivening my work in a slow process of integrating parts into a whole while listening to the whispers of the work.

The paintings, oil glazes on plastered board, grow in layers.  Working back into the preceding layer by erasure, I build the work in fragments.  Spaces are explored, left to themselves for a time, and then revisited to a final expression.  There are no positions taken in my work. There is just the painting.
Laura Ralls Duprey            


Opening Reception:  Thursday, October 22, 2015, 5-7 pm


September 17, 2015

Sunlight Variations

Lindsay Nolting – Paintings          Roy Robbins – Haiku

September 16th – October 17th, 2015

Lightly Thicket and YardDown-to-earth, deep, transient—the Piedmont landscape I have mined for forty years delights at times, disturbs at times, but never stales as a source of imagery. Leaving something unsaid, I try to induce viewers to tease out implications, and continue the painting in their imaginations.

The name of this show, Sunlight Variations, is borrowed from the title of a series of brief, haiku-like poems by Roy Robbins, who mines the same landscape for imagery. Author of poems in journals such as Southern Review, the St. Andrews Review, and the Hampden-Sydney Review, he lives with his wife Susan Pepper Robbins, a fiction writer and native of the territory, near Cartersville, Virginia. Roy will be reading some of his poems at the Hill Gallery while my show is there.

Opening Reception:  Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5-8pm

Final Friday Reception:  October 16th, 5-7pm, with a reading

by Roy Robbins from his new book, Poster Art Nights, at 6pm