Watering Trough, Charles Campbell
Genny Jenkins, daughter of Charles Campbell, reflects that the painting depicts a location in Lewis County off of Route 8, not far from the artist's residence at the time. The artist was often drawn to structures that had seen better days. Many of his watercolor paintings are of houses or barns that no longer exist today, because they have simply weathered away or have been torn down. He was inspired by their beauty even as nature was having its way with them as they were deserted by people. The theme of the power of nature through its reclamation of what had once belonged to humans is prevalent in his artwork.
2021 Art Exhibition
Highlights of FCC Creation Care Art Exhibition on display in September 2021.