Sharyn has been depicting Western North Carolina with her watercolors for over 40 years, and has no plans to slow down. Misty mountains, old barns, Queen Anne’s Lace, and waterfalls are just a few of her favorite subjects. She uses many different weights of watercolor paper, and never tires of trying new paints, brushes, and surfaces. Continue reading “Sharyn Fogel”
“My art truly is 2,200 miles in the making. When I took that first step on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia on my way to Maine, I was searching for positive self-assurance in myself and my abilities. Along the way, I discovered more about myself and the world around me than I ever anticipated. The most significant discovery, something I always felt I lacked as an artist, was passion. Once I found that, everything seemed to fall into place. With every new piece I complete, my ultimate goal is for the viewer to experience emotions as if they were on their own self-fulfilling journey.”
Carol Clay is an acrylic painter. Her approach to painting is to create art that is fun, colorful and something people would like to see every day in their home. She paints a variety of landscapes, but her favorite subjects are cows and roosters. She is known for her bold colors and palette knife work that bring her animal friends to life on canvas.
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I see creating art as a way to savor the beauty of God’s world. When I sit by a river, gaze at a waterfall, or take in the vastness of the mountains, I become awestruck and deeply moved. For me the world of nature speaks of constancy, order, variety, balance, and vibrancy. It hums a melody of peace and conflict while it calms our hearts. It is full of mystery and delight. Continue reading “Barbara Hawk”
My process starts with dyeing yarn and fabrics using several type of dyes, depending on the results I seek. I may then further enhance the fabric using a variety of surface design techniques. I’m continually experimenting with new processes. My fibers include textured silk, cotton, rayon, wool, mohair, and alpaca. I collect vintage fabrics and love to incorporate them into my weavings for dynamic effects. Continue reading “Brenda Cameron”
Much of my inspiration is taken from woodworkers of the “mid century modern” period, such as George Nakashima and Sam Maloof. I use natural oils and varnishes as finishes, and do not stain my work so the natural character of the wood is preserved. Continue reading “Chuck Evans”
I make wall hangings, trivets, and coasters from wood using parquetry technique. My geometric patterns, quilt patterns, and scrollsaw work can create 3D effects in 2D work. In my Parquetry art, I use 1/8-inch thick pieces of wood inlaid on a craft-quality ply-back board. Continue reading “David Adler”
The play of light and shadow washing over a subject is what grabs my attention. I never know where a subject will take me.
Each medium has its own challenges and rewards; graphite is comfortable and relaxing, while watercolor keeps me on my toes finding the balance of planning steps ahead while keeping the painting fresh and spontaneous. It’s an incredibly rewarding process. Continue reading “Donna Huyett”
After the copper is cleaned in an acid bath, it is fired multiple times in a kiln with temperatures ranging between 1850 and 2000 degrees with the desired colors and design. Each piece is fired about two minutes, taken out, cooled and re-fired with additional colors. I use forms for jewelry, switch plates, bowls, dishes, etc. Continue reading “Freddie Hart”
I usually begin my pieces on a wood lathe. After I have created a form I am happy with, I hollow out the inside of the form on the lathe or with bench-top tools. The wood is left to dry for 30 days or more before the finishing process begins. I often carve or texture the outside of the piece before painting. Some of my work is left natural and finished with a varnish or lacquer, depending on the type of wood I use. Continue reading “Holland Van Gores”