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Bobby's Bama: Russellville artist pays homage to hometown

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These are a few painting series Amanda DiTrocchio has on displays in the Russellville area. These are a few painting series Amanda DiTrocchio has on displays in the Russellville area.
RUSSELLVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Many people are drawn to artists renditions of local or famous landmarks.

Amanda DiTrocchio says she's never had an art class, but she says she is getting a lot of good reviews in Russellville with her painting series on famous local sites.   

"I ended up moving to Florida about nine or ten years ago and I got busy and started a family. I always loved art and loved everything about it. I loved the colors; just everything about it, but just never seemed to have the time", said DiTricchio.

DiTrocchio says now that her boys are a little older she can find a little more time to dedicate to her passion.  

"After I moved back, I've been in Russellville about two years and just noticed there was no artwork, of historical buildings and they're so beautiful", added DiTrocchio.

The old Roxie Theatre is just one of several sentimental favorites for people in this area.

"I started off with the Roxie and it was a big hit. Lot of people loved it. It was featured in a KGB, which is the Kerry Gilbert Band. And what they do each month is, like the 2nd Saturday each month, they do a benefit concert to try and save the Roxie."

Part of the proceeds from her Roxie paintings will also go to save the historic building on Jackson Street. 

DiTrocchio says she will also paint the downtown strip and focus on homes and churches in Franklin County. Her works depict college spirit to the whimsical and everything in between.

DiTrocchio says she is hopeful for a gallery display with scenes of Franklin County forever captured on canvas.

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