VIRGINIA E. PENDERGRASS                                                                                                                                      "Moody Evening"                                                                                                                                                                              16 x 12"                                                                                                                                                                                                     $ 840.       

My representational oil paintings have lively brushwork and color for a contemporary impressionist interpretation.  The pleasure of painting for me is discovery of light and shadow, color variations, merging of edges, and unique shapes through life study.  The shape of a particular tree limb, the color of a particular pear in light and shadow. or lost edges in a dark corner, portray the mood or individuality of the subject.

Art Training

  • Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, Florida

  • Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida

  • Old Lyme Academy of Art, Old Lyme, Connecticut


  • Scott Christensen

  • CW Mundy

  • KennBackhaus

  • Bill Davidson

  • Elizabeth Tolley


  • American Impressionist Society – Signature Member

  • Oil Painters of America

  • Allied Artists

Selected Juried Exhibitions and Awards

2012: Paint the Parks Competition:  Top 100, Honorable Mention Mini

2009-2011: Paint America Competition:  2011: Top 100, 2009, 2010:  Top         200 and Top Mini-100

2009-2010: Toe River Arts Council Paint Out, Burnsville, NC:  2009: 3rd Place, 2011: Honorable Mention

2006-2009  and 2010-11: American Impressionist Society National 2010: Award of Merit

2006- 2010: Transylvania Art Guild, Brevard, North Carolina

2006, 2008, 2010: Best Oil

2005 and 2010: TCArts, Brevard, NC:  2010: 3rd Place, 2005: 1st Place

2005-2010: American Art Collector: Southeast and American Art Collector


2006, 2008: Biennial Regional Fine Art Exhibition, Tryon, North Carolina

2007: Alliance for Arts and Culture National Exhibition, Knoxville, Tennessee

2004: Titusville Art Show, 1st Prize, Oil Painting

2004: NAPA-USA International Exhibition, Delray, Florida