A respite from the real world

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts, West Knoxville

Built on the outskirts of Knoxville in the 1890s, Westwood was the home of prominent residents Adelia Armstrong Lutz and her husband, John. The couple brought great exhibits, dignitaries and cultural effects to the community. Historic Westwood, now in the thick of Knoxville, sits stoically behind a serpentine brick wall and hollyhocks on Kingston Pike.

Adelia was an accomplished artist, and the home reflects her style. The crown of the home is her artist’s studio with mechanical skylights and other exquisite details. This painting was started on location and shows the expanse of the front porch. I’d like to think Adelia took her rest here looking for energy and inspiration.

You should plan a visit to Historic Westwood. For more information go here.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Phoenix Building at 418 South Gay Street where you can stop and see their work. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. All works are copyright protected.

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