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Buckhorn Neighbor: G Webb Gallery

One of our favorite depictions of the Buckhorn Inn is by our neighbor, G Webb.

Our neighbor, G Webb, created this lovely picture of the Buckhorn.

Prints of “Buckhorn Inn” are available in our gift shop.

The painting captures the timeless charm of the Inn, and includes our beautiful views.  

The G Webb Gallery is on Buckhorn Road

Virginia born, G Webb grew up in Nashville, TN.  By age 10 he already was an avid painter.  In 1971 he opened his first gallery in Murfreesboro, TN.  However, once he began painting the beautiful mountain scenery in east Tennessee, he knew he was “home”.   His scenic watercolors convey a sense of the serenity he feels in this part of the country.  G’s work focuses on landscapes, mountainscapes, mountain heritage, and historical sites.  G and his wife Vickie are the proud parents of Cami Monet, a talented water colour artist in her own right.  Their gallery on Buckhorn Road showcases the art of both father and daughter.  You can find more details at http://www.gwebbgallery.com.  Both original watercolors and limited edition lithographs are available at the gallery.

What is a Lithograph?

Lithography was invited in 1796 by the Alois Senefelder in Bavaria.  Essentially, an oil-based image is put on the surface of a smooth sheet of limestone.  Then a gum Arabic solution is applied to the surface.  The solution only sticks to the non-oily surface.  During printing, water is attracted to the gum Arabic parts and repelled by the oily surfaces.  The oily ink used for printing does the opposite.  A refined method of this technique is still used for fine art prints today.  The process for fine-art prints was enhanced around 1816 and was used by such artists as Delacroix in the 1820’s.  Goya produced his last series by lithography and during the 1870’s such artists as Degas began producing most of their art by lithography.

The G Webb Gallery is on Buckhorn Road, a short distance from the Buckhorn Inn.  They are a proud member of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.  The next time you visit us, we encourage you to spend an afternoon exploring the 8-mile craft loop.  We have maps showing the locations of some of our favorite artist galleries and artisan shops.