Swannanoa, NC. He finished 1st in the N.C. Seniors Art Competition and first in the Swannanoa Annual Art Competition. He has won awards in Carolina Nature Photographers Association competitions and F32 Association competitions. His work has appeared in many other galleries and venues. 828.243.2373. TheWaveLandGallery.com. Bill@TheWaveLandGallery.com.
Carrboro, NC. Peg Bachenheimer’s paintings show her love of color and texture which she uses to express her experience of nature abstractly. She works intuitively and builds her paintings from an initial idea into whatever develops as she works. Peg paints using thick, many layered oil paint and hot beeswax encaustic. 919.933.3839. pegbachenheimer.com. email@example.com.
Laurie Ann Balmes
Roswell, GA. Laurie Ann was born in Long Island, NY and from a very early age enjoyed drawing and coloring. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Fashion and Design, but today she continues to apply her artistry on canvas instead of fabric. She loves to paint. It is much more than a hobby… it’s her passion. 770.527.1304. www.labalmesart.com.
Rockville, VA. Brenda is known for her use of color and loose strokes of surprise texture. She renders scenes in such a way as you may imagine yourself wandering around the painting. Accomplished in oils, acrylics and watercolors, her works are collected internationally, displayed in galleries, and a small piece is in the Smithsonian collection. 804.677.8566. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.BrendaBickerstaff.com.
Cedar Point, NC. Sheila finds the brilliant sunlight, Carolina blue skies, relaxed ambiance and quirkiness of the coast conducive to bright and colorful painting. Animal and vegetable shaped tureens, bowls, and plates along with a few flowers, and perhaps something to eat are the subject for a still life. Her art has been described as happy and fun to look at. email@example.com. http://sheilabrodnick.blogspot.com.
Yardley, PA. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Debra Bucci is known for her vibrant and engaging floral paintings and for her love of dogs. Her style is rooted in realism and is woven with abstract elements. Debra studied painting at Drexel University under John Formicola. She is a published illustrator, and her oil paintings are in public and private collections throughout the US. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/debra-bucci/.
Powhatan, VA. Gloria creates vibrant, saturated colored pencil paintings and teaches her techniques. Gloria has shown her art both nationally and internationally, and is published in several books and magazines. She is a Signature member of the National Colored Pencil Society as well as many regional art and plein air associations. 804.379.0016. www.gloriacallahan.com.
Allen L. Clapp
Raleigh, NC. Allen Clapp has been painting abstract acrylic works since the early 1960s when his NCSU Design School class served as beta testers for a new generation of acrylics. He is the owner of 311 Gallery in Raleigh NC. 919-247-4915. 311Gallery.com. ClappArtStudios.com.
Charlottesville, VA. Incorporating vitreous enamel with the formation and texturing of metal, provides this artist with endless inspiration and excitement for the creation of the next piece. Sometimes creating traditional cloisonné, then the next piece of work may well be on the edge of complete experimentation. The work is exciting, adventurous, and interesting. 434.987.4794. www.charlenecross.com.
Roswell, GA. Sharon is a self-taught artist who creates mixed materials art in many genres. Sharon’swork is intricate, colorful, and textural using a combination of textiles, paper, paint, and found elements to create multi-dimensional art. Herartexpresses a variety of subjects from modern abstractions andethnic adaptations to feminine themes. 678.643.8008. www.sharoncrumleystudios.com.
Asheville, NC. DeAngelo is known for his rich palette, depth of color, and the textural element of his paintings. Using a variety of substrates, his subject is often an uncluttered landscape, where it is the form of the trees, combined with the mood set by the sky and the movement created by wind that convey his message. 828.989.5464. PhilipDeAngeloArt.com.
Hardeeville, SC. As an oil painter, Pat celebrates her subject matter with color and light. Her impressionist paintings range from still life and rural scenes to bold abstracts, while her mixed media drawings combine pastel, colored pencil and ink to depict southern coastal landscapes. Pat resides in Hardeeville, SC. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prescott, AZ. Born in 1959, Bandhu is an internationally respected glass artist, author and teacher, with works in Museums in the US and abroad, including the Corning Museum of Glass and The Museum of Arts and Design. Bandhu’s Contemporary Lampworking books are the authoritative, standard instructional texts in his field. 800.515.7281.
Concord, NC. Farrar creates scalloped bowls from exotic and burl woods. He exhibits and teaches wood/art design at John C. Campbell Folk School and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. His work is held in numerous private and corporate collections including The White House. www.charlesfarrar.com.
John D. Gall
Jamestown, NC. John D. Gall has been an active professional artist since 1990, and works primarily in the mediums of painting, drawing, and printmaking. His work is in numerous collections has been selected for numerous shows, including the recent show: Touch, Line, and Trace at the NCMA, Raliegh. 336.292.2057. www.johngallart.com. email@example.com.
Pauline, SC. Annette Giaco completed her Bachelors degree at Louisiana Tech with brief post-graduate study at LSU-New Orleans in Urban Demographics. She studied art in California, Louisiana, and Rome, Italy with an emphasis on painting. Her figurative work represents transitional and emotional states through distortion, exaggeration, and the use of arbitrary color. 864.574.900. www.agiacoart.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pittsboro, NC. An award winning representational painter, Beth is a North Carolina native and life long artist. Inspired by nature and her surroundings, subjects include: indigenous birds, musicians at work, area rivers, landscapes, mountainscapes, and coastal scenes. Beth’s goal is to express the beauty that she observes in the commonplace. 919.708.5153. www.bethgoldston.com.
Raleigh, NC. After a successful 35 year career with IBM, Jim is pursuing his dream of being an artist. Since 2015, Jim has been juried into 15 exhibitions winning 5 awards. Jim’s approach is to represent each subject realsistically, while at the same time to accentuate its bright colors. 919.917.3394. www.sunroomartstudiosofraleigh.com
Hendersonville, NC. Veronika Hart was born and raised on an isolated farm in Tanzania. As a young adult she moved to Germany and then to the USA settling in N.Y. and then in N.C. Using oil on canvas and drawing from her imagination she creates mysterious figurative portrayals of people and animals. 828.696.2278. www.veronikahart.com.
Richmond, VA. Linda Hollett-Bazouzi is a landscape painter of local, regional, and international scenes. With her paint knife and oils she travels around the world and down the street. Her style demands a quick alla prima approach, to capture that which will never be again. In the studio, this sense of urgency persists. www.lindahollett.net. email@example.com.
John S. Howe
Atlanta, GA. John’s portfolio includes traditional silver gelatin, contemporary digital abstract, and paranormal fine art photography. His latest work can be seen at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Roswell, Georgia. John’s work has been exhibited in juried shows at the Atlanta Artists Center, and the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery. 678.662.1204. www.johnhowephotography.com.
Charleston, SC. Teresa is an award winning oil painter whose passion for the Lowcountry offers the viewer a unique perspective. She has studied with many local and nationally known artists. Her paintings are in private collections across the nation. Teresa is represented by Spencer Gallery I and the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery in Charleston,SC. 843.509.8387. TeresaJonesFineArt.com.
Hilton Head Island, SC. An expressionistic artist, painting people, flowers, trees and objects as they are interpreted, not as they seem to be. Working in acrylic the subject matter is expressed with maximum color, conveying emotion and power. Exhibited both domestically and internationally and now currently at Karis Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC. 843.785.5100. peterkarisart.com. karisartgallery.com.
Marietta, GA. Jenny King has always had a creative mind and restless energy about her. Mostly self-taught, her art is instinctual and personal. Jenny is best known for her palette-knife oils and her mixed media pieces. “My purpose is to create art from the emotion evoked as I am immersed in the essence of a locale, the spirit of the people, and beauty of the land.” 678.485.0361. www.JKingArtworks.com.
Susan Anne LaMantia
Cary, NC. Susan LaMantia sees her abstractions as a vehicle for connections. She paints with her hands rather than a brush, stating she does not like to have anything between her and the canvas. “I want my work to look spontaneous, but organized; gestural but not chaotic” 919.744.6585. susanlamantia.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hendersonville, NC. Janet Leazenby was a resident of South Bend, Indiana and has Bachelors of Art from Indiana University. She has retired from being an art teacher in the South Bend Community School Corporation of 29 years and as a clay instructor from the South Bend Museum of Art for 35 years. Now living in Hendersonville, North Carolina as a full time Artist since 2013. 574.532.3260. www.stretchingclay.com. email@example.com.
Mebane, NC. Lobe, a graphic designer and award-winning artist, creates in cold wax & oil and in encaustic hot wax. Inspired by nature, the artworks are predominately expressionistic and evoke the emotion of a scene through brush and palette knife strokes, color glazes, lines, and a rich palette suggested by the surroundings. 919.260.9889. ColdWaxandOil.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maryville, TN. Mike is a photo realist artist, painting in oil on canvas or oil on art board. By using reflective light he explores the sensual nature and beauty of objects in the world around us. 617.821.4421. michaelmcchesney.com.
Charlotte, NC. Janine’s impressionist landscapes and trees reflect the wildness and beauty she sees in nature. Employing texture with brush and knife in oils, and a calming yet rich color scheme, each painting becomes a story filled with the tension of order versus chaos. See Providence Gallery, Cecil + Finch, Arthouse Charlotte. email@example.com. janinemedlinfineart.com.
Wesley Chapel, FL. A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Alan has worked in the art and advertising profession most of his life. Since 2011, Alan now paints full time and currently works in oil and acrylic, and has evolved into a respected impressionist painter. In Nov. 2013 Alan won the International Polo Club of Palm Beach 2014 Commemorative Poster Competition. 954.593.9050. alanmetzgerart.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edward D. Morris
Flat Rock, NC. Edward Morris strives for the selective use of values, colors, and strategic accents that can delight and stimulate the viewer so a scene may appear to be truer to the spirit of the subject and seem to be more real than a purely photographic reproduction. He believes strictly detailed copy of anything, says nothing about the artist, his relationship to his art, or to his life and environment. 828.698.4620. www.edwardmorrisart.com.
Ladys Island, SC. Kathy is drawn to the illusion of texture and movement found in glass. With references to fossil forms, Kathy’s work often suggests a sort of time suspension like that experienced viewing an insect trapped in amber. The finished work is always affected by its surroundings due to the glass transparency. 704.607. 6160. kathyoda.com. email@example.com.
Susan Ann Peters
Fuquay Varina, NC. Susan is originally from Woodstock, New York and has always been creating something. From the early years of finger-painting on rocks in the creek behind her grandmother’s house to present day. After a long hiatus from painting, and returning to it as a winter hobby, Susan was immediately hooked again. 919.607.9672. http://4-susan-peters.pixels.com.
Raleigh, NC. Pamela Poole is an artist and published novelist of the Painter Place saga, currently working from her studio in Raleigh, NC. Her love of living in the South is lavished into her subject matter, inspiring her to categorize her work as “Southern Ambiance.” 843.670.1783. http://www.pamelapoole.com.
Charlotte, NC. A 30 year award-winning oil painter, Joni Purk creates in limited brush, representational, palette knife and impressionistic styles and subject matter. A member of Oil Painters of America, Signature/Cincinnati Art Club, Purk is prolific and seeks additional representation. The artist enjoys and accepts Juror opportunities. 513.571.6095. purkartstudio.com. firstname.lastname@example.org charlottefineart.com.
Asheville, NC. Cason has a working studio at Northlight Studios in the River Arts District of Asheville. She works mostly in faces and figures in a loose drippy manner. Once the image starts to reveal itself she continues to bring it forward while letting it stay connected to the background. www.casonrankin.com. email@example.com.
Hillsborough, NC. Susan’s compelling images of everyday subjects are inspired by dynamic forms and colors. Details of objects and nature are transformed into intriguing art images. Increasingly, fleeting motion and floating time have become prominent elements in her works. Available in limited edition prints. 919.418.7591. www.createdbyslr.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bakersville, NC. Simona comes from a large family rich in the arts: just a part of growing up. Now working with her husband in kilnformed glass, Simona is creating miniature landscapes. These landscapes are inspired by the four seasons and her love of the beauty she finds in nature. 828.688.5871. fyreglas.com. email@example.com.
Marian Elizabeth Sanders
Bluffton, SC. After retiring from teaching, Marian returned to a love of her youth, Oil Painting. For the last ten years she has taken classes and workshops to develop the skills needed for a successful art career. Marian paints Alla Prima in studio and en Plein Air. She exhibits at both SOBA and BAA galleries in Beaufort County. marianatsoba@gmail. sobagallery.com.
Chapel Hill, NC. Eric Serritella is a master of realism expressed through hand-carved ceramic trompe l’oeil. His sculptures are recognized and collected on five continents for their exquisite design and realistic textures. Collections include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Visits/tours by appointment. 919.914.6585. www.ericserritella.com.
Charleston, SC. Deborah was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and migrated to Charleston, SC as a young adult where she attended the College of Charleston and developed her passion for art. Her work is influenced by the pioneers of the modern art movement of the nineteenth century and by today’s’ Pop music. www.deborahsiscoart.com.
Mount Pleasant, SC. While the oil paintings of Wilfred Spoon may be considered primitive or naïve, there is also a suggestion of surrealism in his perspective. He explores the genres of interiors, still life, and landscape with an ability to see beyond the eyes reach. 843.442.4865. wilfredspoon.com (site being remodeled). firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Fort, NC. Helen began painting by accompanying a friend who wanted to take classes. She fell in love with art. Today Helen paints in her home studio and in her studio at the Arrowhead Gallery and Studios in Old Fort. Her favorite subjects are rocks, trees, water, and old cars and trucks. www.arrowheadart.org.
Cumberland, RI. Ilona studied art at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her simple tones and non-excessive lines bring a calmness to her pieces. She uses oil paint, pencil, and chalk. Ilona’s subject matter varies, however she loves to draw tonal portraits. 774.225.9428.
Karen A. Vournakis
Charleston, SC. The artist explores the world using black & white film and then adds color by hand painting her original gelatin silver photographs. The subject matter is varied from the walls & temples of ancient Greece to the secret gardens of Charleston. Her art is a blend of photography and painting. 843.270.2167. www.karenvournakis.com.
Petersburg, VA & Brooklyn, NY. Ronald Walton was born in New York City. He is acclaimed for his creation of the “Rollcubistic” style of portraying human form. This unique technique of painting encompasses the use of round sphere-like balls patterned to form a humanistic figure. His use of color combination and depth creates a lavish and illuminating affect. 804.437.2991. www.ronaldjwalton.com. email@example.com.
Durham, NC. Paintings are like poetry on canvas. Kimberly’s artwork explores color, texture, pattern, and depth by combining oil paint, cold wax, paper, and other media. She builds up then scratches away layers of paint so the painting becomes as much about the process of obscuring and revealing as about the final image. www.kimberlywheaton.com. www.pleiadesartdurham.com.
Crozet, VA. Steven Wolf’s work has evolved from a rather traditional type of realism to a more severe, stylized form in which he seems to distill the essence of the subject matter into a personalized, intense reverie. He has been exhibiting in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast for over 30 years, including shows in New York City and Washington DC. 434.260.9811. firstname.lastname@example.org.