We are pleased to announce this year’s poster artist is Linda Volrath. Linda is a classically trained artist working in the traditional medium of oil in a painterly representational style. The dominant subjects of her paintings are equestrian scenes, animals, landscapes, people and still lifes. For equine paintings she works from her own sketches, plein air studies and reference material inspired by the world class equestrian sports of Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Piedmont area. She is a signature member of the American Academy of Equine Art and has served as the judge for their national exhibitions. Linda is a native of northern Virginia, she and her husband, also an artist, met while painting in New Mexico, and now reside in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
For this year’s painting she chose the view of the start with the panorama of the Montpelier Mansion and the races in the background. Posters will be available for sale at the Races and Linda will be on hand to sign them. She will also have other works available for sale at the races. Learn more about her at http://www.lindavolrath.com
History of Montpelier Races
Marion duPont Scott started The Montpelier Hunt Races in 1934 on the
front lawn of James Madison’s home. The hurdle course features the only
live brush jumps in the Commonwealth of Virginia.