The Loft Gallery of Occoquan, VA, An Art Co-op of professional artists
27 Years

"An art co-op of professional artists, Occoquan, VA!"
313 Mill Street Occoquan, Virginia 22125
(703) 490-1117 Marcia Weidler , Director

The Loft Art Center
Studios, Art Classes, Workshops (Art Center Info)
Marcia (703-568-3310) / Sherry Smith (703-402-0896)

Tues.–Fri., 11am - 4pm
Sat. 11am - 5pm
Sun. 12 - 5pm

Proud Mama Susan Norman

Gwen Lockhardt


DUETS FOUR!! original paintings by Susan Lawrence Norman and
original sculpture by Gwen Harrison Lockhart

Dates: Tuesday, April 8, thru Sunday, May 4, 2014
Meet-The-Artists Reception, Saturday, April 12, 2014, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Description of Show/Artist statements:

This is the fourth collaboration between painter Susan Lawrence Norman and sculptor Gwen Harrison Lockhart. In Duets Four! the two have again complemented each other’s works by focusing on particular gestures or moods of people, animals, and birds.  Their works reveal the beauty and breath of life.  Both artists have a classical approach to their subjects with a tendency toward the romantic.

Susan Lawrence Norman paints to portray the beauty she sees in life.  Her early works featured heart-warming relationships: a couple in love, a mother and child, a family at rest.  More recently she has expanded her subject matter to include musicians, dancers, animals, and birds -- with the goal of capturing those moments that reflect the best of life. 

Susan paints in oil and captures her impressions of life using color, the effect of light and textural brushwork like the French Impressionists. The world Susan creates through her paintings merges form and color to suggest the beauty of life itself.

 "Her body of work is sublimely romantic without being overly sentimental, each piece making a statement uniquely its own, causing viewers to linger and contemplate the serene, unhurried world she presents."
-- Elan Magazine

For artist Gwen Harrison Lockhart, sculpture is about capturing the movement and gesture of the subject while incorporating the emotion of the moment. Lockhart normally sculpts in clay, plastilene or wax and works at achieving her dual goals of creating the desired likeness and expression. 

“I put my own ideas and emotions, including spirit, gesture and movement, into each of my sculptures,” said Lockhart, “whether they are animals, heads or busts, or full figurative pieces.”  By the time she completes a sculpture and achieves for herself “the euphoria of success”, she feels as though she actually lives inside each of her works. 

Many of her sculptures, including numerous commissioned pieces, have been cast in bronze and are available in limited editions.  All of Lockhart’s bronzes are cast using the lost wax process.  Lockhart is also a member of The Art League at Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria.

  • Marcia WeidlerMarcia Weidler
  • Jewell Burns Jewell Burns
  • Carie ColeCarie Cole
  • Francesca Di LorenzoFrancesca Di Lorenzo
  • Kathleen Best Gillmann Kathleen Best Gillmann
  • Deborah HerndonDeborah Herndon
  • Deena Hunkler-SanksDeena Hunkler-Sanks
  • Lydia JechorekLydia Jechorek
  • Suzanne JepsonSuzanne Jepson
  • Graciela C. Keane Graciela C. Keane
  • Linda LarochelleLinda Larochelle
  • Gwen Harrison LockhartGwen Harrison Lockhart
  • Jan E. MoffattJan E. Moffatt
  • Susan Lawrence NormanSusan Lawrence Norman
  • Jackie PerryJackie Perry
  • Denise PhalanDenise Phalan
  • Karin Sebolka Karin Sebolka
  • Stephen SherwinStephen Sherwin
  • Susan SherwinSusan Sherwin
  • Sherry SmithSusan Sherwin
  • Charla WilkersonCharla Wilkerson

The art center ( Open Tues.-Sat. ) now has space available for room rental for special events, meetings, and receptions as well as art themed parties. Please contact either Marcia (703-568-3310) or Sherry Smith (703-402-0896) for more information with your email addresses.

The Loft Gallery welcomes everyone to participate and browse through our inventory of original fine art. Our 20 Northern Virginia artists work in many media, including acrylics, alkyds, oils, pastels, photography, sculpture, woodcuts, mono-prints, Chinese Brush painting, watercolors, stained and fused glass.

On the left, are the current artists who are on display at THE LOFT GALLERY, with links to a representative sampling of their works. Availability of these works is as current as humanly possible...

If you have a particular question about an artist or a particular work, please drop a note to one of the owners, and we'll get back in touch...or you can just call us direct at (703)490-1117. If you do send an e-mail, please include your name, phone number, best time to call, and which piece/artist you are interested in.

The members of the gallery are dedicated to maintaining professional standards as well as expanding and improving the gallery's reputation and service to its patrons. Many members have received special awards and recognition.

The Loft Gallery

Nominated as one of the Best Art Galleries in the Washington, DC area.

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