About the Book
John Trippel came to the Charlottesville, VA area in the 1980s, and has been capturing its character, history and quirkiness with his signature drawing and painting style ever since. John's subjects include the well-known edifices of a deeply historic area (University of Virginia's Rotunda, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, and James Madison's Montpelier), along with memorable landmarks that make Charlottesville and the surrounding region truly unique. A profusion of Trippel's works in pen, watercolor and oils are featured in vivid, energetic color. Contextual information about the locations depicted in John's compositions, inspiration for and stories behind the works, and a bit of John's personal story are included. The book is an ideal resource or gift for collectors of John Trippel's art, Charlottesville newcomers, long-time residents, and visitors.