On our way to Williamsburg this year, we drove past the sign for the Stonewall Jackson Shrine for the 10th time. This time, I took the turn that leads 3 miles back to what we thought would be a marble monument. Much to our surprise, it was the actual building where he died after being hit by "friendly fire". The building which contains many period furnishings, was open to the public and a park ranger was on hand to tell us all about the building, the grounds and the history of this little shrine. The ranger was an extraordinarily good historian and this was one of the highlights of our Christmas. I am so sorry I waited so long to take that little side trip. My new years resolution this year is going to be "I am going to be open to new experiences all the coming year", or "stop procrastinating!"
Linda Lawler is an artist working in a naturalist realism style. She works as an Illustrator and Portrait Artist. Ms Lawler is currently working from Western View Studio in Gore Virginia and teaches privately at the studio. Contact her for individualized instruction.
Her works have garnered her many awards, most recently, the Elaine and James Hewitt Award for Oils & Acrylic at the Audubon Artists Show, held at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan in Sept. 2015. The award was for her painting, Family Tree.
All artwork on this site is for sale. Contact Linda at Western View Studio, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and to purchase.