Rodney Laughon is an exceptionally talented artist who, unlike many other successful artists, did not begin painting until in his thirties. Laughon became interested in painting as a result of helping his son with a school art project and, within only a few years, was exhibiting and selling highly developed landscapes. Retiring early from his previous career to paint full time, he has been painting for over twenty years.
A self-taught artist, Laughon’s painting techniques and style are the result of studying art in museums, galleries, and publications; his natural artistic abilities; and countless hours of painting and experimentation. Beginning his career working in watercolor and now painting primarily in oils, Laughon has developed his own distinctive style – a style with a concern for detail firmly rooted in traditional American landscape painting, in the Romantic Realism of the Hudson River School. Laughon paints in a realist manner, but one that reflects Impressionist influences, with traces of the changing effects of light, use of color, softer edges, and painterly qualities generally associated with Impressionism.
An award-winning artist, Laughon’s paintings are in public, private, and corporate collections; and he has executed special, commissioned works for both corporate and private collectors. He is currently represented by several commercial galleries and his work has recently been exhibited at the Booth Western Art Museum. Laughon resides in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he maintains a studio on the historic river front.