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Chattanooga Painter Alan Shuptrine Plans to Walk and Paint Along the Appalachian Trail

Alan Shuptrine is an acclaimed and award-winning watercolorist whose work has been displayed in museums across the South. In the 1970’s, his father, Hubert Shuptrine, a celebrated watercolorist known as “the painter of the South,”was commissioned, together with the writer, James Dickey, to create a series of portraits of the South. The resulting coffee table book was a huge success and now Alan Shuptrine wants to create a similar series of stories and paintings celebrating Appalachia. He told Richard Winham he plans to walk along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine painting the people and places along the way.