When you move to a new area, you want to get to know the artists in your new surroundings right away. So you scope out the local art leagues, art centers, art museums, and art galleries. Thankfully the area I moved to had all the above, which is pretty impressive for the population size. One artist in particular has been very graceful and helpful in getting to know other artists is Mary Norvell. She has a studio space at the Marshall Fine Art Center. Just a town over from Jefferson. However, it looks like Norvell has been to the old cemeteries in Jefferson, because I see several familiar headstones represented in her work. Although I understand a town called Scottsville also features these angle monuments as well. She works in water color, plus a great deal of other mediums including other paint materials, clay, and several drawing materials. Norvell has got me involved with interesting art related projects and I look forward to working with her on many more. Check out this link to a 2008 show.