River Pilgrimage


A native of Western North Carolina, Dale McEntire has been involved in the visual arts since his training at Mercer University. He has continued to evolve as an artist through private studies in the U.S. and Europe and training at the nationally renowned Penland School of Craft. His interest in the spiritual essence of nature can be seen in his use of color and form. Dale produces both oil and pastel paintings and sculpture out of his studio in Saluda, North Carolina.

Dale is a member of Tryon Painters and Sculptors and Tri-State Sculptors.

A movement of painters and sculptors identified as “Nature Symbolist” has inspired me to create work about the essential quality of nature. For me, this is a spiritual essence that is underneath the obvious form and can be sensed with time and awareness. My goal is to refine my own personal language of this inner form and create an object of beauty. Surface line and color are important elements that I am engaged with. My paintings have steadily become more abstract as I interpret nature and its energy with the goal of expressing place and experience.

  • Artist: Dale McEntire
  • Saluda, North Carolina
  • Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 41.25″ H x 33.25″ W


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