This is a large mural painted by Jacksonville High School art teacher Marvin Lindley. The painting is six feet tall and 16 feet long and depicts a fall farm scene. When asked where this farm was located, Lindley says “It’s not an actual place at all. I also teach students how to manipulate images using the computer and I composed this landscape from parts of five different photos.” The painting was completed for a friend, Sue Sullivan, owner of Susie Q’s Flea Market & Etc. in Jacksonville. The painting is now hanging in her business and plans are for more of Lindley’s works to be displayed there in the near future. In addition to being a teacher at the high school, he is also an artist focusing primarily on wildlife. More of his work can be viewed on his web site, lindleyink.com. Lindley and his students have painted murals that are on display in the city and currently have three more in the works.
Photo courtesy of Jacksonville High School