Goshen: Lessons from the River by Jack & Judy Witt

The first in a series of works by Jack and Judy Witt, Goshen: Lessons From the Rivercelebrates the natural beauty of Goshen Pass, along Virginia’s Maury River, and the powerful spiritual influence which this place has had upon their art and their lives. Through spectacular, full-color images of sculptures, drawings, and watercolor paintings, accompanied by passionate prose and poetry, the Witts share the enormous inspiration they find in Goshen Pass. In the process, they reveal the story of their personal growth, as well as the inner struggles, losses, joys and transcendent discoveries they have experienced through the benevolent guidance of this region’s exquisite beauty.


About the Artists

Jack Witt, author and sculptor, earned a B.A. in English from Virginia Military University and studied painting and drawing as apprentice to Eugene Califano in Taos, New Mexico. He later earned his M.F.A. in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. Notable examples of his work include the Bill “Bojangles” Robinson monument in Richmond, Virginia; Mr. Smedley in Richmond; and Lincoln at Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee. Roses are Red…and White, Jack’s collection of poetry, was published by Brandylane.

Judy Witt, author and watercolorist, earned a B.A. in Education from Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, and did graduate work in art at Old Dominion University. Her works include the illustration of Beautiful Painted Arrow, the biography of Native American Shaman Joseph Rael; and The Sylvan, an illustrated fable (1995). She is also co-author ofThe Center Ring, a book about therapeutic clowning and the philosophy of the Fool, (1992). Her watercolors have appeared throughout Virginia and in California and include a large installation of paintings at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia.