Alan Shuptrine ’81: Appalachian Watercolors of the Serpentine Chain

The work of artist Alan Shuptrine ’81 will be featured in a new exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum through Oct. 1, in Nashville. It will then travel to the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Ga., in 2018 and to the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Ala.

Nationally recognized for his paintings, Shuptrine has created 60 beautiful watercolors for a body of work that celebrates the connections of the Appalachian Mountains and their historical and cultural counterparts in the British Isles. Also renowned for his 30-year career of handcrafting and carving beautiful frames, Shuptrine embeds precious Serpentine stone, and uses gold leaf accents on this collection of frames.

Shuptrine is also partnering with New York Times best-selling author Sharyn McCrumb to create a book titled The Serpentine Chain that will feature over 90 paintings. The book will be a self-published, unique, and upscale large-format art book, which will explore and celebrate the connections between the people of Appalachia and their historical and cultural counterparts in the British Isles.