Saturday, August 7, 2010

Paintings Sold to Help Preserve Wetlands and Virginia Heritage

An original oil, "Fall Flock, Virginia Piedmont in Fall," by artist Allan Guy, was sold at auction to help raise money for our nation's wetlands.

The gala dinner/auction event, held by Ducks Unlimited, the premier wetland preservation organization in the United States, with foreign chapters in Latin America, Mexico, New Zealand and Australia, was sponsored by the Greater Manassas, Prince William chapter, in Manassas, Virginia.

The new owner, Prince William County Supervisor, Wally Covington III, is a long time participant in Ducks Unlimited events, an avid conservationist and Virginian farmer, as well as a respected public official.

--"Fall Flock, Virginia Piedmont in Fall." Mr. Covington has graciously allowed museum-quality, limited edition prints of this painting to be offered for sale. They are available singed (remarked), numbered, matted and framed, upon request. Please contact Allan Guy at or 703 331 0492, for further details.

He also owns another Allan Guy original oil painting, "June Smith's Farm, Nokesville, Early Winter," also provided by Allan Guy to benefit Ducks Unlimited.

Mr. Guy started his tradition of combining art with preservation, by working with Philip Carter Strother, of Fauquier County and Richmond, Virginia.

Mr. Strother is the owner of Philip Carter Winery, of Hume, Virginia, one of Virginia's premier wineries, located in the beautiful piedmont region of Virginia's Blue Ridge. Having grown up in this historic area, Mr. Strother wished to create a wine featuring art by Virginia artists, depicting the beauty of the Commonwealth. Donations from each bottle of wine go to local organizations that help preserve this region's resources and unique culture.

Hence, "Governor Fauquier" was born, an exemplary, locally produced white wine whose packaged was not only designed by Allan Guy, but features his oil-on-prepared-paper painting, "Crooked Run Valley as seen from Valley View Farm." This painting, and it's specialty packaging, continues to help preserve the land today, via stellar sales of Mr. Strother's fine wine.

Here, Mr. Guy is seen presenting the original oil painting "Crooked Run Valley as seen from Valley View Farm"to Mr. Strother at the prestigious Virginia Wine Expo, held annually at Richmond, Virginia. Press coverage is from The Piedmont Virginian magazine.

(The wines of Philip Carter Winery are available at the winery-see link on right sidebar-online and also at Wegmans. It will soon be available at Giant, Harris Teeter, Fresh Foods, Martins and BJs. Help preserve! Buy art! Shop "PC" at these fine stores!)

Further samples of Allan Guy's artwork may be seen online at:, as well as on display at Robert ad Susanna Barolin's delightful City Square Restaurant, in Old Town Manassas, Virginia.

His works currently hang in private collections in Virginia, Florida, Colorado and Connecticut. Selected commissions accepted.