Charlotte, NC. Alberni’sbicultural upbringing weaves into the fabric of her art. She explores sensorial tensions, intersecting stories, memories, human conditions, and imagination, using multilayers of media techniques and iconography to develop each painting. Alberni is a fulltime artist. She has received awards, exhibited and sold to collectors spanning 5 continents. 305.491.3164. www.colordesignstudio.com.
Chapel Hill, NC. Sasha’s inspiration comes from microscopic images of various microorganisms. She is intrigued by the dichotomy between the enormous beauty of these images and the fears that people often have when faced with viruses or bacteria. Sasha works from her studio in Chapel Hill using white stoneware fired in an electric kiln. 919.491.0159. www.sashaceramics.com.
Clayton, NC. Amy Beshgetoorian loosely interprets familiar images with watercolor. She has participated in several en plein air competitions and paints commissioned portraits. A member of Tipping Paint Gallery, (311 West Martin Street, Raleigh) Beshgetoorian is fascinated by the blends, bleeds, and reactivity of water and pigment on paper. 919.522.8578. www.amytbesh.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asheville, NC. Elinor Bowman moved to Asheville, NC, in 2002, and took up the study and practice of art. Her favorite subjects have been people, usually painted from life, using ink, watercolor, and oil. You can see her paintings at the Asheville Gallery of Art, and in the River District. 828.255.7894. www.elinorbowman.com.
Bakersville, NC. JJ has worked in hot and warm glass for over 20 years, following a career with Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue. He works with kilnformed glass, producing panels, disks, bowls, and plates. Color exploration and contrast are major parts of his design palette, with many pieces inspired by colors found in nature. 828.230.2759. fyreglas.com. email@example.com.
Regina Calton Burchett
Concord, NC. Regina Burchett creates art in pastels, oils, and charcoal. Her work has been at the Ambleside Gallery and the Art Shop in Greensboro and at Elder Gallery in Charlotte NC. Burchett teaches at her studio in Clearwater Artist Studios in Concord, North Carolina, and gives demos and workshops on painting skies. 704.925.9838. www.reginaburchett.com.
Marsha Chandler, nws, awa, sws
Douglasville, GA. Marsha Chandler is an award winning contemporary realist watercolor artist painting the simple things of everyday life. Her love of details and reflective light is expressed in vibrant, dramatic still lifes that evoke happy memories of magical moments in times past and create an ode to the beauty in common objects that surround her daily. 404.213.9538. www.marshachandler.com.
Diana L. Coidan
Raleigh, NC. Diana is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and an award-winning artist in Raleigh, NC. Although she works in many mediums, pastels is her most expressive, with an emphasis on strikingly realistic cloud formations, seascapes, nautical scenes, and koi, because she loves movement in her paintings. 919.847.5663. www.dianacoidan.com.
John K. Crum
Hilton Head Island, SC. John is best known for figurative and gently surreal coastal paintings. A classically trained Ringling graduate, he maintained a lifelong artist career. His work captures ordinary personal moments while inventing a curious, whimsical twist. Gallery representation includes Karis Gallery, Hilton Head; Mitchell-Hill in Charleston. 843.422.5294. www.jkcrum.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roanoke, VA. Virginia-raised landscape photographer, Adrian Davis, has been producing warm-toned photographs since 1989. Working with a combination of film and digitally captured images, he prepares and prints his own work as pigment ink onto cotton rag papers. www.adriandavisphotographs.com.
Durham, NC. Inspiration for Teddy Devereux’s artwork stems from a lifelong fascination with biology and patterns found in nature. The colors, transparency, textures, and depth of view that can be achieved with kilnformed glass are amazing, and possibilities for creativity seem endless. 919.544.3948. email@example.com. www.vitreous-humor.com.
Esther Piazza Doyle
Charleston, SC. Esther has been drawing since she can remember. Attention to detail and structure are her strength. She continually challenges her skill level with multiple mediums. Choosing a favorite medium would be difficult she says. Most recently she has been immensely enjoying scratchboard art, a form of direct engraving. 704.301.1064. www.piazzadoylefinearts.com. www.spencerartgallery.com.
Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Brian Evans was born in Beaufort, SC and raised in Western PA. He graduated in 1993 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Studio Art. In 1997 Brian began studying ceramics under Master Potter Hiroshi Sueyoshi, and immediately became hooked. Brian has received various awards at Fine Art Shows and Art Festivals. 484.885.3037 http://aibgallery.com/artist/brian-evans/.
Chapel Hill, NC. Gala’s artistic journey began as a student in Paris in the early 1990s. He’s always been inspired by the magical and luminous artwork of the Old Masters, Hudson River School artists, and others. His paintings are a reflection of how he sees the world and the beauty that surrounds us. 919.923.1822. Paulgalafineart.com.
Milton, GA. Sharmila is an abstract artist with colorful, vibrant pieces of work in large mixed media and oil formats. Her works involve layers of color and texture that strive to capture the energy and mystery of nature. She is currently represented at Synergy Fine Art in Roswell, Georgia. www.sharmilaroy.gallery.
Cary, NC. Jillian Goldberg works in acrylics, often combining mixed media and experimental textures in her abstractions. Her work is known for its vibrant, saturated color. Born in South Africa, Jillian’s landscapes often reflect the ocean and mountains of the Cape. She is represented in Cary by the Village Art Circle and in Raleigh by the Roundabout Art Collective. 919.637.1675. www.jillzart.com.
Richmond, VA. Kim Hall is a nationally recognized painter from Richmond, Virginia. She is an avid plein air painter and travels frequently searching for those inspiring landscapes. When not painting outdoors she can be found in her Richmond studio painting quirky still lifes or larger landscapes inspired by her plein air studies. 804.514.7941. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.kimhallstudio.com.
Darien, GA. Carly Hardy’s expressive use of color, lines, and shapes capture the viewer with an emotional connection to her paintings. Her inspiration comes from the low country landscape and reflect its mysterious spiritual qualities as well as its folklore. 770.880.7264. http://carlyhardy.com.
Cary, NC. Caroline Hohenrath is an abstract painter. She works in acrylic, watercolor, and all mixed media. Her work has been shown in major decorating publications and has been exhibited at Artspace and the 311 Gallery in Raleigh. She is a resident artist and instructor at The Studio in Apex, North Carolina. 516.507.7373. www.carolinehohenrath.com.
Roswell, GA. Emily Horton is a local artist in Roswell, GA, focusing on the aesthetic presentation of spiritual renewal, growth, and following her joy. Meditation and ceremony begin each session drawing on the greater power to guide her journey through making art. Her subjects are abstracts, landscapes, figures, and florals. 404.368.1236. www.emilyjanehorton.com.
Susan K. Jones
Raleigh, NC. Susan Jones creates exquisite works of art with colored pencils on black and white photographs. Her work reflects her love of color and the textures created by age and weather. Old buildings and anthropomorphic shapes catch her eye. She also likes to travel, especially to places with old architecture and a sense of history. skjonesart.com.
Glen Allen, VA. Dee Justin enjoys the spontaneity of the unknown when working in watercolor or acrylic media. She takes advantage of what happens when water and color meet or the effects with a palette knife, brush and paint and movement. When commissioning a portrait, it is important to share your enthusiasm with the artist. Share your photos, ideas, and brainstorm together. DJustinArt.com. DJustinArt@gmail.com.
Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery). Charles is a retired chemical engineer who started taking pictures of the night sky with his father’s camera. He has traveled widely, camping, hiking, bicycling, and kayaking, in order to visit many known and quite a few unknown places while always taking his camera. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/charles-kernan/.
Pittsboro, NC. In fabricating sterling and fine silver jewelry, Mirinda often experiments with new techniques, such as including resin with fine silver pieces, keum boo (applying a layer of 24k gold), bone, different ways of mounting and setting stones, patinas, and mixing metals. Her pieces are highly textured and one-of-a-kind. 919.914. 6567. www.jewelrybymirinda.jewelspan.com. email@example.com.
Ginny Kelly Lassiter
Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Ginny Kelly Lassiter finds inspiration in the shapes and shadows of structural elements. Using a rich color palette, she often also incorporates textural elements in her abstract expressionist paintings. Lassiter received her degree in Fine Art at East Carolina University and resides in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. 910. 575.5999. sunsetrivermarketplace.com
Carrollton, OH (Art in Bloom Gallery). Helen Lewis has been featured in solo shows and in juried group shows. She is fascinated with texture, patina, old script and text, bits of ephemera that speak of the passage of time. She fuses the various pigments and elements together with the encaustic medium using beeswax and a blow torch. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/helen-lewis-encaustic-art/
Elgin, SC. Tim Matthews is a South Carolina based artist. Originally from Rock Hill, SC, he began painting at the age of 12 and developed his talent throughout his teen years. Working primarily in acrylic, Tim strives to capture on canvas the beauty, charm, and grace of the state of South Carolina. 803.554.3716. www.artoftimmatthews.com.
Chapel Hill, NC. Joan has received national recognition for her paintings inspired by nature’s wonders. She uses sculptural acrylics to convey her passion for water, rocks, and trees in all their amazing variety, and to evoke the third dimension. Her works are in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad. 919.942.6613. www.joanmeade.com.
Annell L. Metsker
Cashiers and Charlotte, NC. Annell has been an award winning portrait artist for 38 years and specializes in heirloom portraits. She captures the essence of her subjects in an impressionistic style combining photography and oil painting. Her work also includes oil paintings in several genres including landscapes, still lives, and abstracts. She is available for commissions. 704.996.0559. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.annell.com.
Raleigh, NC. Adrien is a local artist whose artwork is dynamic and playful. Always looking for different mediums as an outlet for her expression and has discovered the possibilities of mixed media, collage, acrylic, watercolor, and wax. She is the founding member of Local Color, the successful downtown gallery. 919.819.5995. Localcoloraleigh.com.
Charlottesville, VA. Hina Naeem, a native of Pakistan has lived in Charlottesville since 2011. She follows in the tradition of careful observation of objects and the surrounding space that results in a rich tapestry of color, line, and space. Naeem brings a contemporary take to traditional still life painting. 434.409.6972. hinanaeem.webs.com. email@example.com.
Charlotte, NC. Murray Parker, uses a signature color-layering technique to render densely textured paintings with a luminous sculptural effect. Using hands, tools, or palette knife to pour, drip, throw, add, and subtract paints of multiple media, specializing in ab- stracted scenes from coastal, mountain, and cityscapes. 704.641.3473. firstname.lastname@example.org. murrayparker.com.
Seabrook Island, SC. Kathleen is a practicing artist living on a barrier island in South Carolina, and currently completing a portfolio of Lowcountry images. She is fine arts professor emerita (photography) with portfolios in digital imaging, analog black-and-white and color photography, and Polaroid SX-70s, image transfers and lifts. 843.768.5372. email@example.com.
Mt. Pleasant, SC. Leslie Pratt-Thomas is an avid plein air oil painter who is passionate about creating, and appreciates that her finished pieces resonate with her viewers and collectors. Her low country work can be found in the Charleston, SC area at Sandpiper Gallery on Sullivan’s Island, and Edward Dare Gallery downtown or on her website. 843.224.4154. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.lesliepratt-thomas.com.
Hillsborough, NC. Sudie is a visual artist, sculptor, author, and creator of the coloring app Unwind Time. Her artwork reveals the world as she would like it to be, where harmony exists between animal and human. She is known for her 3-dimensional paintings using papier-mâché sculpture, beadwork, and mixed media. www.sudierakusin.com.
Vicki L. Rees
Raleigh, NC. Vicki specializes in contemporary realism executed in colorful oils. She draws inspiration from her appreciation of beauty found in the everyday. Unusual angles, dramatic lighting, and nature’s intricacies all capture her attention. Her home studio is open by appointment. 919.345.2076. VLRees.com.
Julie E. Rogers
Canton, GA. Julie E Rogers expresses her artistic vision through romanticized realism always capturing the essence of the place. Her subject matter ranges from vibrant florals to European landscapes. Julie’s artwork is exhibited at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Historic Roswell, Ga. www.JulieERogers.com.
Marietta, GA. Formally educated in Fine Art and French, Rebecca was first an apparel designer, and transitioned to interiors before becoming a full-time artist and illustrator in 2006. She loves to paint surreal florals and illustrations, abstracts and pet portraits. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she currently lives in Marietta, GA. 770.689.9954. rebeccasalcedo.com. email@example.com.
Roswell, GA. Shanon Schneider is a contemporary artist creating colorful, impressionistic landscapes, still lifes, figures, and abstracts. Shanon’s artwork is exhibited at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Historic Roswell, Georgia. Her works are in private collections throughout the country. 770.329.1711. www.shanonschneiderfineart.com.
Atlanta, Ga. Chris paints with acrylics and oils. His subjects range from plein air views, still lifes, and figurative subjects done in a loose impressionistic style. He teaches at several local art centers and maintains a studio at the Atlanta Artists Atelier. 404.966.9982. www.paintingwithchris.com.
Shallotte, NC. Sue Sneddon has been a full-time painter since 1984, working primarily in oil and pastel. She has had numerous one-person gallery exhibitions. Her work includes land- and seascapes that capture fleeting moments of beauty, both realistic and meditative. She conducts annual workshops, “Finding Your Medium”, in Emerald Isle, NC. 910.232.2334. suesneddon.com.
Hendersonville, NC. Kate has been creating jewelry since those pasta necklaces in kindergarten (remember?). As a toddler, playing in her grandmother’s button box was the absorbing genesis of her love of color, size, shape, and texture. This delight has matured into Kate’s passion for creating “TouchStones Anecdotal Art”; each piece tells a story. 828.674.5978. KateStockmanDesigns.com. Kate@KateStockmanDesigns.com.
Wilmington, NC (Art in Bloom Gallery). Born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Germany, Traudi Thornton is a master ceramicist currently creating Raku and Stoneware in Wilmington, NC. She prefers not to rush and to complete her work properly. Traudi’s art has evolved over 40 years including the study of Raku with Paul Soldner in 1974 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. 484.885.3037. http://aibgallery.com/artist/traudi-thornton/.
Mary Johnson Voss
Charleston, SC. Mary is recognized for her creative eye, her love of color, her attention to detail, and her ability to capture the extraordinary beauty of the everyday things which surround us. Mary’s desire is to share her art with others so that they may, if only for a moment, sense the presence of God. 843.834.0541. www.MJVossFineArt.com.
St. Helena Island, SC. Patricia Walsh’s paintings set a scene and portray bits of everyday life - from a child playing at the beach to a shrimp boat illuminated with an angled shaft of winter light. Patricia’s desire is to create works of art that show the mystery and beauty of contemporary life. patriciaawalsh.com. pattywalsh.blogspot.com.
Emily Eve Weinstein
Chapel Hill, NC. During her 40-year career Emily Eve Weinstein has worked as a muralist, portraitist, illustrator, instructor, and fine artist. She has four published books; her paintings can be found in collections throughout the US and Europe. Current project: 25-year Handmade Book series is combination art catalog, memoir, and reinvented book.Subscriptions available. 919.942.2607. 919.360.6980. WeinsteinArt.com.
Morehead City, NC. Lou paints primarily in pastels and oils. Although she paints landscapes and seascapes, her passion is realistic pet portraits that capture the individual personality and spirit of the dog or cat. Lou resides in Morehead City, NC. www.LouWilsonArt.com. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashland, VA. Jennifer Young creates vibrant landscape oil paintings of Europe and the American south. Young works both out of her Ashland, VA studio, as well as on location to capture the moment en plein air. Visit her website to see her complete C.V., gallery representation, and available paintings. 804.677.6559. www.jenniferyoung.com.