Being Loudoun County
born and raised, Lavonne finds inspiration both in her familiar
world and in her travels.
love to paint landscapes and farm scenes. Painting overgrown fencerows,
barns and animals evokes a calmness that I remember from spending
so much of my youth on family farms. I often paint the animals
as small as I can. I feel it lends an intimacy to them that I
can share with others. I like to transport myself and anyone else
that will join me to a quiet rural place."
Her work can
be seen at ArtSquare, at various other regional venues, and was
on view for many years at The Potomac Gallery. Her "toaster
sized" work has been featured in the Little Washington Miniatures
Painting Exhibition at The Ice House Gallery. Larger pieces have
been seen at the Four Seasons of Oatlands show, Franklin Park
Art Center, the George Washington University Virginia Campus,
the Western Loudoun Studio Tour, and all three Loudoun Arts Council
Her work is
in the permanent collections of the Town of Leesburg and the County
of Loudoun, the collection of Vaughan, Fincher & Sotelo, PC,
as well as many other private collections. She has had several
two-person shows with her sister and fellow artist, Danette Zirkle.
She recently had one-person shows at Hillsborough Winery and at
Gallery Two @ 222.