Costello Hinchey Fine Arts Studios
Costello Hinchey CHStudios.net Southwest, Virginia, U.S. "In the mountains, we forget to count the days..." happily, coexisting on a 40 acre homestead in the middle Appalachian mountains of Virginia. I spend most of my time with my precious family, of course. They are my biggest fans. Together we share a simple life of mountain living, art, singing and music and loving the outdoors. One can sit from our front porch and see the most wonderful view of Poor Valley. It’s not at all uncommon to see almost all forms of wildlife found in these mountains. Including black bear, bob cats, bald eagles, wild turkey, great blue herons, ground hogs, hawks, etc.I love gray & "soft" rainy days… And the mountains to me are like a big hug all wrapped up in my favorite quilt by the fire on a snowy winter day. Follow our musical group Poor Valley- The Band on Facebook. Our music is Nouveau Mountain style. It's a mix of traditional Appalachian music with a contemporary flair.Poor Valley - The Band
My other niche is my artistic creative side. Costello Hinchey Studios Fine Arts- commissions family & pet portraits & sports theme portraits, (from photos), fine art paintings, figure studies and other life paintings/drawings, photography, custom hand painted furniture, photo restoration, I love photo editing & graphic arts, murals, etc.visit: http://www.chstudios.net
* Poor Valley- The Band and Linda Costello Hinchey's Artwork, Creations & Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain & are copyrighted CHStudios© & CH Fine Arts© All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.
|Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 18 February, 2020 at 20:05||comments (2285)|
It's a thrilling time when an art commission is finished and ready to go to the customer. There is so much more to designing and creating these costumes that most realize. They can take as long as 6-12 months from start to finish. Each one is custom designed as true to life as possible and all painstakingly hand-created, and painted. ...A labor of love. Inspired by the Leptodea ochracea, common name the Tidewater Mucket. This one was created for the Delaware Estuary (.org) in , Wilmington, D...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 31 January, 2020 at 11:35||comments (1264)|
I created this mural for the owner of Mojo's Cafe in the trail town of Damascus, Virginia. The owner is a map collector and asked me to paint a map of the regional Appalachian Trail and a few of the other local trails. He provided the canvas for the mural. I understand that the store was sold but the mural is still there.
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|Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 15 January, 2020 at 19:00||comments (1603)|
The key to getting great detail, for me, is having great reference photos.
Because I put the photo/s up on my computer screen to work from and zoom in to for more detail, I specifically need the following types of photos.
....High resolution, crisp, high clarity, fairly close-up, eye-level (although some photos are very artsy if you get a good shot straight down or from underneath). When in doubt, just send it on for me to...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 15 November, 2019 at 13:05||comments (780)|
My son recently came up to me and asked if I would do a portrait for him from one of his favorite photos. Well, I was thrilled! My kids are big fans but it's not often that a teenager will ask for artwork! Needless to say, I said yes! ...It made my day! Here is the final portrait. It's done in mixed media of mixed media paper.
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|Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 15 November, 2019 at 0:30||comments (447)|
Cat study 1. This was a portrait I created for a gift this holiday and decided to do several more studies in the future. It's a mixed media study by
Artist, L. Costello Hinchey of www.chstudios.net
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|Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 20 September, 2019 at 1:55||comments (439)|
I've got the floors done in one room of my new old studio farmhouse townhouse. Ha I don't have access, atm, to before photos but will post them later. My trusty compadre drools on the floor to christen it. lol Now to clean and paint the walls... Onward! Oh, and yes, I do plan on having murals! Check out the window! Does it remind you of Petticoat Junction? ...I'm dating myself. Ha!Read Full Post »
|Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 9 August, 2019 at 2:35||comments (8262)|
I started this costume almost a year ago. There is so much more to designing and creating these costumes that most realize. It's all painstakingly hand created and painted. Inspired by the Lampsilis fasciola, common name the Wavy-rayed Lampmussel complete with darter lure headdress. This one was created for the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Williamstown, West Virginia! Contact us to have your ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 13 April, 2019 at 21:25||comments (1084)|
I've been very quiet here though in my art life there has been crazy exciting stuff going on! I'm finally opening an art studio outside of my home studios. Early this April (2019), I purchased a sweet little farmhouse style townhouse in the charming Appalachian Trail town of Damascus, Virginia. This sweet old house was calling to me! I want to share this journey with all of you. Especially, all of you who have followed me over the years to this special day. I am over the moon w...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 5 January, 2017 at 21:05||comments (1204)|
Presenting, the Chiaroscuro Cat! I really had fun with
this commission. It's not often a client lets an artist
have free reign over the commission but with this
client, I am blessed! This portrait is a tiny 4x...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Linda Costello Hinchey on 5 January, 2017 at 14:00||comments (666)|
Say hello to Wrigley the Westie! He is my lastest pet portrait commission!