West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

  Learn watercolor painting technique with artist Alina Kurbiel at Lost River State Park Aug. 13, 2014



Kurbiel painting
Alina Kurbiel will share her watercolor painting techniques with visitors to Lost River State Park Wednesday, Aug. 13. (Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce)
Alina Kurbiel likes to paint. Ever since she could pick up a brush, her love of nature and animals has been reflected in her watercolor artistry. Kurbiel will be painting at the Lost River State Park recreation building beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.
“She asked us if she could share her process with other guests and park visitors during her stay,” said Mike Foster, park superintendent. “We thought this would be a good opportunity for artists or art lovers to stop in to learn about watercolor art and about her methods,”
A resident of Baltimore, Maryland, Alina Kurbiel has family roots in Poland and her impressionistic art reflects her heritage. Her artwork and her painting process are demonstrated on YouTube. Her blog provides insight about the art and how she creates the scene or subject matter and some background about the subject. 
“She shares her talent and ‘how to’ with the world and we’re pleased to include her in our Lost River experience Aug. 13,” Foster said.
To learn more about Lost River State Park, cabins, hiking and activities, visit www.lostriversp.com or call 304-897-5372.

Contact Information

Mike Foster