Lane Watson at Hanging Rock Gallery

Lane Watson, Fine Art Photographer featured at Hanging Rock Gallery

The Stokes County Arts Council will feature Lane Watson’s photography at the Hanging Rock State Park Gallery (Hanging Rock Visitor’s Center) 1790 Hanging Rock Road, Danbury NC 27016 March 1st through April 30. Watson will be at the gallery on Sunday, March 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a “Meet and Greet” social. The public is invited to visit the Hanging Rock State Park Gallery to see his work and meet the artist.

Lane Watson, fine art photographer and founder of The Backroad Studio, states, “As many times is the case, necessity was again the mother of invention. Decades ago, I was a member of a U.S. Amy battalion based in southern Germany. The unit mission was public relations throughout western Europe. Our team conducted public military demonstrations and provided tactical demonstrations for allied military groups such as the British War College. The unit needed a photographer, but had none. So, with youthful enthusiasm, a PX-purchased 35 mm camera and access to the base darkroom, I quickly started down the road to a lifetime of photography.”

“Back in civilian life, as an avid outdoorsman, I combined nature photography with my love of hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing, and fishing. My professional career provided the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally, including Canada, Europe, the UK, and South America. My camera gear always followed along.”

“As years passed, I recognized the rural, agricultural landscape of the American South was quickly disappearing. To capture the essence of the region, I refocused my efforts to produce fine art photography I felt would be worthy of a broader audience.”

“The Backroads Studio is a professional working studio and gallery in Kernersville, North Carolina. From here I perform post-production, printing, and framing of personal images. Additional work includes commissions through a small number of local commercial interior design firms. I am currently a member of the Winston-Salem – Forsyth County Public Art Commission.”

“My work is included in several permanent public collections, including the Caswell County Collection, both the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Emergency Medicine Department of Alamance Regional Medical Center, and the North Carolina State Veterinary School in Raleigh. Other works reside in private collections across the United States and in Europe. Several of my images have been published in North Carolina’s Our State magazine.”

To meet Lane Watson and talk with him about his work and travels, visit Hanging Rock’s Visitor Center Sunday, March 26th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information regarding this exhibit and artist, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 or visit us at or to view additional work on line visit: