Swannanoa, NC. Doris has and is currently studying to hone her skills with Bob Travers, one of the foremost artists in the world. She has and is currently exhibiting at the Red House Art Gallery, The Monte Vista Hotel, and the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce. She has successfully competed in numerous art competitions in this area. 828.243.3644. DNAbramson@gmail.com. www.TheWaveLandGallery.com.
Holly Springs, NC. Lizzie is an artist who is accomplished in stained glass and photography. Her work has been shown in various galleries across NC, FL and is in private and public collections. The inspiration of her world travels are evident in her unique designs. Her work is available at Local Color Gallery. 919.656.0144. www.Bailey-Studio1.com.
Todd J. Baxter
Tega Cay, SC. In his own unique representational style of oil painting, Todd, loves capturing the faces and places he encounters both locally and abroad. Todd is represented by the Providence Gallery in Charlotte, NC; Olive’s in Fort Mill, SC; and the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro, SC. Todd teaches weekly painting classes and is available for commissions, demos, and workshops. 803.367.2857. www.BaxterFineArt.com.
Raleigh, NC. Kelly Blackington focuses on creating pieces that will engage and stimulate, inviting you to pause and spend some time with her work. Her intriguing style combines dreamy abstract images painted in a way that gives them an old world feel. Her studio is at the 311 Gallery in Raleigh, NC. 919.345.6725. www.kellyblackington.com.
Linda M. Bronski
Richmond, VA. Linda Bronski’s exhibit at Art Works, Between Darkness and Light is a exploration of the inner human condition. Painting is her language that she uses “to capture experiences along her journey, in the still of the night or with a new sunrise… a space in time or a time in place.” 804.291.1400. http://www.artworksrichmond.com/Show2016-09.htm.
Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Richard Bunting has shown his glass art in NC, SC, and Ohio. As a singer, actor, dancer, director the last four decades, Richard believes his glass blowing fits as a theatrical experience. Dancing with molten glass is like dancing with a great (but HOT) partner. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/richard-bunting-blown-glass.
Chapel Hill, NC. The richly conceived composite images that shape Catharine Carter’s photomontage are at once playful, fantastical, and serious. The images honor the romance of an old bookplate tradition and a deeply personal exploration of universally familiar dream fragments. Exhibiting at Tyndall Galleries in Chapel Hill, NC. www.catharinecarter.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cedar Mountain, NC. Lucy Clark is a hand build ceramic artist utilizing the coil method. She uses time honored techniques married with a modern aesthetic to create movement and flow. She works in her home studio and exhibits her work throughout the Southeast. www.lucyclarkpottery.com
Bre Barnett Crowell
Charlotte, NC. Bre creates expressionistic landscapes, figures, and abstracts in multiple mediums. An award winning pastelist, she exhibits in NYC, Albuquerque, and the Southeast. Her current work explores pure pigments and textural elements inspired by nature and organic forms. Representation includes Cabarrus Arts Council (Concord) and Coffey and Thompson (Charlotte). Brevardfineart.com. Bnbc704@aol.com.
Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Elizabeth Darrow was born in Hartford, CT and currently lives in Wilmington, NC. She has held many individual and collective art exhibitions over the past 40 years. Her work is featured in public and private collections. Elizabeth’s process continues to evolve as evidenced in her evocative new art. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/elizabeth-darrow/.
Linda N. D'Elia
Charleston, SC. Linda D’Elia is interested in capturing the magic of childhood in her work in oils. She strives to portray children’s curiosity and fun with the use of vibrant color. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows in Texas and South Carolina. Commissions welcome. www.lindadelia.com. email@example.com.
Asheville, NC. Inspired by patterns and compositions found in nature, Dorn creates works that are richly layered abstracted landscapes. By comparing and contrasting microscopic and macro views and the relationships between them, her mixed media works on panel are simultaneous and colorful explorations of minute details of natural objects and distant topographies. 828.467.1166. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.sondradorn.com.
Roswell, GA. Maureen Engle sees purple in everything, loves palette knife and experimentation. An intuitive artist, she’s happy to let go and let the painting lead. From contemporary representation to pure abstract, her take on a subject is distinctive. Maureen does residential and commercial work; is happy to work with designers and creating pieces to fit a space. 770.633.7809. email@example.com. www.maureenengle-art.com.
Asheville, NC. Tanya plays with stained glass making multi-dimensional and very unique original designs. Then the selected glass colors, striations, and transparencies allow the design to speak its own message. Her work is inspired by creation and the humbled individual perspective in the face of a larger design and purpose. 262.719.8897. www.ImpressionGlassGallery.com.
Durham, NC. Born in New York City, Janice Geller graduated from Bennington College, VT, in Art, Architecture and Dance, and now lives in North Carolina. Her artwork is inspired by the practices of Dream Exploration, Authentic Movement, Body- Mind Centering, and Meditation. 919.384.0323. firstname.lastname@example.org. janicegeller.weebly.com.
Catawba, SC. Holly Glasscock is an oil painter who has an affinity for nature but paints a diverse range of subject matter including landscapes, animals, and portraits. Holly is represented by Carlton Gallery, Blythe Gallery, and Stewart’s Village Gallery in North Carolina, and is currently seeking representation in South Carolina. 803.389.3586. www.hollyglasscock.com. email@example.com.
Dumay Gorham III
Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) A native of Wilmington, NC, Dumay Gorham, III specializes in custom metal designs and fabrication and works in copper, brass, steel, and stainless steel as well as fiberglass and urethanes. Dumay’s metal sculptures appear in businesses, private homes, gardens, and public spaces. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/dumay-gorham-iii/
Pittsboro, NC. Murry Handler is exhibited nationally in both solo and group shows. His work is in private and corporate collections around the country and is being noticed and collected in Europe and Scandinavia. He has been invited to participate at Art Point-Gumo, Macedonia 2008, Galariazero, Fuzhou, China 2007 and Galariazero, Barcelona, Spain 2006. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.murryhandler.com.
Raleigh, NC. Eileen loves working in oils. The way they fill your senses. The smell. The feel. Eileen currently paints and exhibits at Studio R.E.D. – 20 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC and has had her paintings exhibited nationally. She loves having visitors at Studio R.E.D. and sharing her artistic journey. Drop by! 919.395.6877. www.StudioREDnc.com.
Janette K. Hopper
Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Janette is a world renowned artist creating oil paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings including sumi ink. She is a retired professor, a lifelong artist with a MFA from the University of Oregon, and a recipient of two Fulbright Scholarships. Her work has been shown and collected extensively nationally and internationally. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/janette-k-hopper/
Maggie & Freeman Jones
Old Fort, NC. Where is Turtle Island? North America is Turtle Island and a story of Creation. Maggie and Freeman Jones make their living from the very stuff of creation. Clay has a mind of its own, but with patience, persistence and respect can be persuaded to do about anything that you can imagine. 828.37.0992. Turtleislandpottery.com.
Hendersonville, NC. Award winning artist, Al Junek, creates atmospheric paintings to capture the translucency of distant mountain ranges or the subdued, serene feeling of scenes set in mist or fog. He is proficient in many subjects and works primarily in watercolor but also enjoys pastel and pencil/ink. 828.890.5777. www.aljunek.com.
Ottawa, Ontario (Canada). Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Sharon Kelly is an abstract landscape painter. Much of her work is influenced by travels to the ocean where the horizon meets the sky. She paints ethereal landscapes and portraits of beaches, while exploring the human reaction we feel when positioned at the water’s edge. 613.859.5805. www.sharonkellystudios.com. Sharonkellystudios@rogers.com.
Wilmington, NC (Art in Bloom Gallery). David Klinger creates unique, hand-crafted wooden boxes, mezzuzah cases, and doorbell buttons from reclaimed wood and wood found on the forest floor. He takes joy in the unexpected and lets the wood speak out as much as it will. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/david-klinger-box-maker/.
Columbia SC. Karen Langley is an award-winning artist whose work is collected both domestically and internationally. She works in a variety of subject matter and styles. A captivating abstract is just as likely to be on her easel as a landscape, style life, wildlife, or seascape scene. Galleries Treasure Nest, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Village Artists and Frame Warehouse, Columbia, SC. 803.206.4304. www.Karenlangleyart.com.
Marietta, GA. Shelly Leitheiser makes art that speaks to the mind and soul. Her eye-catching abstract and landscape work in acrylic and watercolor is inspired by nature and atmosphere. Shelly is also known for her more detailed illustrative, portrait, and figure work. She has exhibited in many solo and group shows in Minnesota and the Atlanta, GA area where she now lives. 678.810.0113. www.leitworks.com. email@example.com.
Charlotte, NC. Wan Marsh is an award winning abstract artist. She works intuitively layering color, texture, line, and shape, developing a visual universal language that speaks quietly to the Spirit that resides in us all. Her work is collected by individuals and corporations alike. wanmarshstudio.com.
Raleigh, NC. Nancy McClure is a contemporary artist painting in oils and acrylics. She spends most of her artistic energies painting large scale abstracts, southern landscapes, and seascapes as well as lovely still lifes. McClure’s art is displayed at ArtSource in Raleigh, NC where she has been co-owner for 26 years. 919.606.1874. nancymcclureart.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cary, NC. From the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, to the Marines, to Corporate-America and 25-years in NYC, Don Mertz moved to NC and became what he always wanted to be-an Artist. His paintings combine playfulness and mindfulness, creating color-rich layers of brushstrokes and drips. His award-winning abstract art appears in many juried and solo shows. 919.434.7040. email@example.com. Mertzart.com.
Belews Creek, NC. Jeremiah Miller lives in the North Carolina woods. His paintings place us in his painted forest. Once there, we witness an obsession with color, with the sensual quality of paint, and with the natural movement of hand & brush in paintings that evoke feelings of solitude and silence. jeremiahmiller.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cary, NC. Using pastels or oils Wendy typically paints plein air paintings that become an inspiration for larger studio pieces. She is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, and a member of the Pastel Society of NC. Additional works are available at The Mahler, Mountain Mist and Ambleside galleries. 919.815.2544. http://wendymusser.com. email@example.com.
Mableton, GA. Mariella Owens’ works are inspired by nature, using gorgeous earth tones, creating unusual shapes with differing sizes and attitudes. All works are functional; oven and dishwasher safe. A master potter and teacher for more than thirty years. Winner of more than 200 art festival ribbons, many for best in show. 770.944. 4875. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charleston, SC. Abstract artist CC Phillips has exhibited throughout the USA. He is a much sought after painter, draftsman, and printmaker. www.ccphillipsart.com. email@example.com
Chapel Hill, NC. Linda’s handbuilt pieces are both sculptural and functional, utilizing layers of colors (glazes, underglazes, colored slips, oxides) and textures to create complex surfaces that beg to be touched and explored. She is a member artist at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill and shows at NC Craft Gallery. 646.342.3023. www.lindapragerdesigns.com.
Kings Mountain, NC. Beverly loves all things fiber and uses a multitude of them to create her tapestries. Woven on a four harness loom, her pieces reflect a love of texture, nature, and the manipulation of color. Design inspiration comes from her own backyard as well as traveling to other places. 704.214.4089. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacksonville, NC. BF Reed is an award winning artist with 40 years of experience. Currently she is focusing on pastel water scenes, and also has numerous works in watercolor and oil. She has shown nationally and internationally. Her artwork is in collections throughout the country. Her studio is located in Hampstead, NC. email@example.com. www.bfreedarts.com.
Chapel Hill, NC. Exploring surface, color, and pattern interest Carol. She builds texture, scrapes away and incises through layers. Carol mixes encaustic, cold wax, paint, inks, and oil pastels. Collage materials including found and torn papers, ticket stubs, razor clam shells, and rusty washers add whimsy and surprise. 919.619.1793. www.carolretschbogart.com.
Roswell, GA. In 2016, award winning artist Barbara Rush, expanded her collection to incorporate the life of dogs. Inspired by cubism, Rush deconstructs and reconstructs her subjects with a sense of joy. Her delight in the geometry of lines, shapes, and colors uplifts the viewer as abstract shapes converge to reveal a delightfully recognizable form. 770.377.9335. www.barbararush.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roswell, GA. Jaya Saxena is a contemporary artist who is inspired by rich color and energy. Her vivid, spontaneous florals, abstracts, and landscape paintings in oil and acrylics are delivered with expressive broad strokes of the brush and palette knife. Jaya’s artwork is exhibited at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Historic Roswell, Georgia. Jaya_saxena@hotmail.com. Facebook.com/JSPArtStudio.
Chapel Hill, NC. Photographing all aspects of life of visual interest. Working with a painterly style approach. Various sizes on paper or canvas are available by request. Juried shows include FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill and Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA. Seeking exhibit opportunities. 919.616.5360. www.steveshaferphotography-art.com.
Donna S. Slade
Wake Forest, N. Slade’s colored pencil paintings are executed in a contemporary realistic style; representing a unique artistic inter-pretation through observation. Five to ten different colors are applied blending and building to create bold color values. Detail is created with each individual cross-hatching stroke working from dark to light. 919.880.3015. email@example.com. donnasladeart.com.
Savannah, GA. Robin makes modern, luminous glass collage art, architectural installations (transoms, sidelights) and glass jewelry. See Robin’s work and meet the artist at her working studio, The Savannah Gallery, upstairs over Belford’s in City Market. See her work at Ardsley Art Glass on Facebook. Commissions welcomed. 912.335.8259. SavannahGalleryCityMarket.com.
Lynchburg, VA. Susan has painted commissioned portraits in oil on canvas since 1994. Her subjects have come from the medical, legal, political, and business fields as well as families in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America. www.TalbotFineArtand Portraits.com. www.facebook.com/talbotfineartandportraits.
Charleston, SC. Ginny Versteegen finds her inspiration in the Low Country of South Carolina and her worldwide travels. Her award-winning oil paintings are found in many public and private collections. “Filled with color and light” describes the paintings on her website and at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery. 843.209. 2435. ginnyversteegen.com.
Chapel Hill, NC. Torey taught herself to draw as a small child. She loves to wander about woods or meadows, observing plants and wildlife. Her watercolor paintings have been exhibited at North Carolina Botanical Garden and Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History. Her focus is native and endangered species of the Southeast. 919.537.2679. www.toreywahlstrom.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilmington, NC. Mark Weber started his career working as an illustrator, creating work for The New York Times, Rolling Stone & The Wall Street Journal to name a few. Over the past ten years he has focused primarily on works rich in color, texture, and subject matter. His work mesmerizes the viewer. 910.264.2661. www.markweberart.com.
Raleigh, NC. Lori White is a contemporary realist painter, Exhibiting Member of OPA, and Signature Member of PSA. She was recently recognized in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine in their Three to Watch feature. She is represented by Village Art Circle, Tipping Paint Gallery, Ambleside Gallery, and Baxter’s Fine Art. 919 604.2584. LDWhiteArt.com.
Jimmy Craig Womble
Morehead City, NC. Oil Painter Jimmy Craig Womble has been a full time artist for the past 12 years. He maintains a studio in Beaufort, NC, at the corner of Ann and Live Oak Streets. His work hangs in public and private collections in North America and Europe. For information on gallery representation, showings, and work, please check his website. 252.904.1500. www.jimmycraigwomble.com. email@example.com.