AMT @ Meadows of Dan, VA

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A stone's throw off of the Blue Ridge Parkway you will see one of the rarest views on your ride, the town of Meadows of Dan, Virginia which is home to rugged hiking trails, sweet treats, beautifil mural art and so much more.

A Community Mural
"A Simpler Place in Time"
Meadows of Dan, VA

Exit BR Parkway MilePost: 177.7
MURALIST: Pepper Martin
Mural Photos by: Kim Rakes and Casey Davis

Mural Descriptions

     Featured Mural - "A Simpler Place in Time"     A cartography map of the Meadows of Dan community at the Blue Ridge Parkway.

     The community's name is credited to one of its earliest English settlers, James Steptoe Langhorne, and comes from the beautiful meadows that abound near the Dan River which flows through the area. The community's motto as posted on the welcoming sign is "A simpler place in time". Meadows of Dan is located along the Crooked Road, Virginia's heritage music trail.
Location: 2554 Jeb Stuart Hwy

Artist Bio: Pepper Martin

     Pepper Martin is primarily a portrait artist, but has been known to paint everything from murals to motorcycles. She works mainly in oils and airbrush. She is also an art teacher for Patrick County Public Schools and loves building creativity in her students.

     In Pepper's own words:  My husband and I love to ride motorcycles, and one day when we were at a bike show, I was admiring the beautiful paintjobs on these rolling works of art. I though, "I could do that!" I had always wanted to be an artist someday. And so, I entered the world of art. For a while, I dabbled in painting while keeping my day job. It was with the birth of our beautiful daughter, however, that I came to the realization that now was the time to take a leap of faith and be a woman who is fully pursuing her dreams, a woman that my daughter can look up to.

     After getting my feet wet with the airbrush, I ventured out to try...
oil painting. The soft, squishy feel of the paints hooked me immediately, and this is where I have stayed. Although entirely self taught, I have had the privilege of taking some wonderful workshops. Plus, I am a voracious reader. I believe you can learn whatever you need to through a book and practice, if you are determined.

     Slowly, I have begun to develop my own style. Such an undefined term, really, but I am steadily becoming more and more comfortable in my own skin. Over the last few years, I have taken the opportunity to experiment with many different media and art styles, and while I have found that I am proficient at many different things, only a few call to me. When you are entering the art world, you are advised by well meaning friends and family to paint a certain way, a certain subject. It is only with experience that I have gained the insight that I will only paint my best if I paint what is in MY heart, MY soul.
More of her work can be found at

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    comment by: Gloria
Love, love, love ❤ all the art we saw and experienced while in Asheville!!Laura

    comment by: Lois
Brilliant way to allow visitors to enjoy the sites and sounds that Asheville has to offer.

    comment by: Rebecca&Susan
We just loved all of the murals in Asheville! Asheville is a fun vibrant interesting town!

    comment by: Catherine Wilson
    (Asheville, NC)

As a member of Carolina Street Mural group, I learned about The Appalachian Mural Trail! After reviewing your web page. I planned my road trips to locate the trail murals, reflect on them and photograph memories of my trip!

    comment by: Tammy Compton
    (Fort Myers, Florida)

Love it! We went looking to take selfies with 3 and found over 20 murals!

    comment by: Angie Trapp
    (Concord, NC)

Beautiful mural in Sparta, one of my favorite places! 😊❤️

    comment by: Debra
    (Falls Church City, VA)

Thanks for letting me know! What a great project!
It added cool stops to my visit and I love seeing art and the artist was around that day to meet.

    comment by: Cristy (Mountain City, TN)
We have been getting much more traffic around our murals, and a lot of it is due to the publicity from your organization!
Thank you!
We will unveil our newest (and largest) mural on September 4th.

    comment by: Cindy Hedrick Day
It's beautiful! Thank you!!!!
Awesome! You made my day! Love love love it!.
I saw the email re the Mural Trail special in process of being made. Can't wait to see it. We are working to finish our projects, exhibit changes, etc. Who knew it would take so long! But, it's soon finished!!!
Looking forward to seeing this!
Thank you again!!!

    comment by: Marcie Toomey
This is our second visit to Holy Trinity.. we always leave blessed and humbled ❤️

    comment by: Chelsea
Thank you so much for the quick response! I received my shirt and thoroughly enjoyed the trail! Thank you for all of the hard work put into this project!

    comment by: Debbie Dillion
Just came across your website and it is great! I plan to look for these murals in my travels. A phone app would be awesome.

    comment by: Carol
Lincolnton, NC, is loaded with murals! And I love them all!

    comment by: Barry & Cindy Beaulieu
we got to see the Fresco in W. Jefferson NC and is amazing ... we were on our two wheeler the Voyager... nature declares there is a God... everywhere you look... thanking ya'll so very very much...

    comment by: Vickie Sealock
    (Welcome Center Manager)

I love what you folks are doing. Several years ago we went to Exeter California to see their Mural trail. We spent hours in this little town looking at the murals and trying to find the hidden objects in each. We talked with the towns people, had lunch, shopped in the shops. I love the mural trails, and yours is going to be one of the best. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

    comment by: Liz
Art is everywhere in Asheville! This gorgeous mural of Dolly Parton by Gus Cutty is the newest mural you'll see in town. Gus created the mural with spray paint in 3 days. See it for yourself at Beauty Parade on Haywood Rd in West Asheville.

    comment by: Karen
Roanoke murals are awesome to see... love the mural with girl floating in air... the poetry one was neat!

    comment by: Big Tom
This is great mural art, will be remembered a long time...

    comment by: Bob
This is very expansive mural, covers many walls inside the cradle building. Beautiful art mural, a must see!

    comment by: Dolly
Love the big murals!!!

    comment by: Lisa Patten
I love the mural trail. It's like seeing a gift at Christmas!

    comment by: Ann Barbare
Beautiful mural of Maggie Valley

    comment by: Jennifer
Love your mural artwork! The local references, the depiction of marvelous, beautiful, and colorful nature - landscapes, birds, animals, butterflies, and glorious flowers - invites close study and is very engaging!

    comment by: Carol
Looks like progress being made! Can't wait to see the mural at Joeys.

    comment by: anonymous
Can't wait to see this beautiful mural art in person at Joey's Pancake House

    comment by: Amy
I love your little sneak-a-peek view. Need more...

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