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Dear Valley Leather, Art & Photo

PO. Box 1444
Chilhowie, Va. 24319

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(276) 685-9184
Chilhowie
Natural Material
Mixed Media, Natural Material, Two Dimensional

Hand-crafted Leather, Belts, Message & Shoulder Bags. Briefcases 

Handcrafted in view of the Majestic Whitetop Mountain, a place of Beauty and Inspiration, Rich in History, Culture and Tradition.  

The Appalachian Trail, which begins in Georgia and continues to Maine and crosses Whitetop.

In 1974 while displaying his artwork at an arts and crafts show at Fort Lee, Virginia, William met a man by the name of Willie Hall, who introduced him to the world of leather-work, thus was the beginning of Dear Valley Leather  derived from his hometown of Chilhowie,Va. which was named after a word Native Americans used to refer to it meaning  “ The Valley of Many Deer.”

All stitching is done by hand, utilizing a technique called Saddle Stitching Which gives each finished project added Strength and Character, Designed to give " A Lifetime of Service " Created to be “ Dear To Your Heart ! ”   

Small scars sometime visible in the leather, are exactly that an unavoidable record of the history of the hide, making each Leather Project Unique .       

 My Artwork is based on People, Places and Things that have happened, or is  happening in my life, which like myself is a ( Work In Progress )                                " One Day At A Time! "

In 2017, I was asked by Jack Hinshelwood, Executive Director of The Crooked Road, to create a painting to be used as the Cover for the                                  2018 Mountains of Music Homecoming Program Guide. 

The theme  " In The Key Of Blue "   I chose to create a painting based upon my memory of the   " The Sue/ King Inn " which was located in Bristol Virginia, a business which provided entertainment, food and lodging,  that was operated by a husband and wife team of extended family members, known to us as           ( Aunt Sue and Uncle King )   

Copies of the 2018 Mountains of Music Homecoming Program Guide are still available upon request at the Crooked Road located in the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace.

                                       

Appalachian Spirit Gallery, Marion VA
Blue Ridge Job Corps Center Community Relations Council Member
Mt Pleasant Preservation Society Inc. Museum, Executive Director

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace
Abingdon, VA

Appalachian Spirit Gallery
Marion, Va.

Appalachian Center For Civic Life,
Emory & Henry College
Emory, VA


William Fields

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William Fields

Dear Valley Leather, Art & Photo

William Fields
PO. Box 1444
Chilhowie, Va. 24319
ebonius2002@yahoo.com
(276) 685-9184

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Hand-crafted Leather, Belts, Message & Shoulder Bags. Briefcases 


Handcrafted in view of the Majestic Whitetop Mountain, a place of Beauty and Inspiration, Rich in History, Culture and Tradition.  


The Appalachian Trail, which begins in Georgia and continues to Maine and crosses Whitetop.


In 1974 while displaying his artwork at an arts and crafts show at Fort Lee, Virginia, William met a man by the name of Willie Hall, who introduced him to the world of leather-work, thus was the beginning of Dear Valley Leather  derived from his hometown of Chilhowie,Va. which was named after a word Native Americans used to refer to it meaning  “ The Valley of Many Deer.”


All stitching is done by hand, utilizing a technique called Saddle Stitching Which gives each finished project added Strength and Character, Designed to give " A Lifetime of Service " Created to be “ Dear To Your Heart ! ”   


Small scars sometime visible in the leather, are exactly that an unavoidable record of the history of the hide, making each Leather Project Unique .       


 My Artwork is based on People, Places and Things that have happened, or is  happening in my life, which like myself is a ( Work In Progress )                                " One Day At A Time! "


In 2017, I was asked by Jack Hinshelwood, Executive Director of The Crooked Road, to create a painting to be used as the Cover for the                                  2018 Mountains of Music Homecoming Program Guide. 


The theme  " In The Key Of Blue "   I chose to create a painting based upon my memory of the   " The Sue/ King Inn " which was located in Bristol Virginia, a business which provided entertainment, food and lodging,  that was operated by a husband and wife team of extended family members, known to us as           ( Aunt Sue and Uncle King )   


Copies of the 2018 Mountains of Music Homecoming Program Guide are still available upon request at the Crooked Road located in the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace.


                                       

  • Media
    Natural Material
  • Additional Media
    Mixed Media
    Natural Material
    Two Dimensional
  • Where to See My Work
    Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace
    Abingdon, VA

    Appalachian Spirit Gallery
    Marion, Va.

    Appalachian Center For Civic Life,
    Emory & Henry College
    Emory, VA


  • Professional Affiliations

    Appalachian Spirit Gallery, Marion VA
    Blue Ridge Job Corps Center Community Relations Council Member
    Mt Pleasant Preservation Society Inc. Museum, Executive Director

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