Abernathy, Kathryn

Kathryn Abernathy. Asheville, North Carolina.  Whether using oil-and-cold-wax or acrylic, it’s the blending and flowing of color, one into the other, that gives Kathryn's work a signature look. Layer after layer, she builds color and texture that are representative of life itself. Kathryn feels that it's the accumulation and complexity of experience that gives life its richness. Specializing in commissioned-work. 

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Abramson, Doris

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.

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Abramson, William

We are artists with clientele in Europe as well as the U.S and Canada. Our focus is varied but our passion is clear ... Art from the Heart. Our works have won awards and we reside in several galleries. 

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Alberni, Tina

Alberni’s bicultural upbringing and fascination for textures, colors and patterns, interlace with tensions between what she sees, feels, and knows. Rich layers are developed through the constant “push and pull” between intuition, imagery, and mixed media processes. Alberni is an awarded, fulltime artist who has exhibited and sold to collectors spanning 5 continents.

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Amato, Stephanie

Stephanie works in oils creating impressionistic landscapes, seascapes, floral, and figurative compositions. She is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, and Salmagundi Club in NYC. Galleries representing her are J.M. Stringer Gallery, Vero Beach, FL; Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta; Veranda Gallery, Fair Haven, NJ. 

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Austin, Mary

Mary Welch Austin has focused exclusively on her oil and acrylic paintings since retiring from her career as a fabric designer. Her art is varied and expressive, incorporating a practiced talent for color, composition, and original interpretation. She creates works that celebrate the beauty in nature and music and poetry. 

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Bachenheimer, Peg

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.

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Bailey, Lizzie

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.

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Bakaric, Sasha

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.

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Baker, Melissa Payne

Melissa Payne Baker is best known for her abstract paintings that convey feelings that touch the viewer. From traditional interiors to contemporary, her artwork creates the perfect punch to any decor. Melissa’s unique texturing techniques and use of color are what attracts clients from collectors to designers across the country.

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Balmes, Laurie Ann

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.

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Barnett Crowell, Bre

Bre Barnett Crowell. Charlotte, North Carolina. Bre creates expressionistic abstracts, landscapes and figures in multiple mediums. Her current work explores pure pigments and textural elements inspired by nature and organic forms. Recent publications include First Place Abstract, Pastel Journal's The Year's Best Paintings 2018 and Northlight's Abstract Painting, A Celebration of Contemporary Art.

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Basher, Mike

Mike Basher's tranquil work evokes a powerful sense of solitude. His photographic approach leaves the viewer with just enough sense of place to experience these environments, without overwhelming with excess information. Working exclusively with large format black and white film, his compositions are carefully chosen, delicately exposed, and printed in highly limited editions.

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Baxter, Todd

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

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Bensen, Vidabeth

Vidabeth’s original, hand pulled screen prints vary from subject matter based on 27 years living and working in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to her natural surroundings and colorful abstract compositions. Cards, T shirts, calendars and unframed prints are available on her web site.

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Beshgetoorian, Amy

Amy Beshgetoorian's watercolors have been shown monthly at Raleigh's 311 Gallery since 2014. Winner of several local awards. Portraits and other commissions available. Beshgetoorian paints loose, vibrant, lively watercolors that are framed without glass.

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Bettis, Mark

Mark works in his contemporary art gallery/studio, which carries a few different artists in various mediums. He paints in cold wax and oils where he builds up multiple layers of oils, cold wax, and other elements which he applies texturally to let the painting evolve into an abstract interpretation of these elements.

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Bickerstaff-Stanley, Brenda

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.

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Blackington, Kelly

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.

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Bomer, Grace Carol

Grace Bomer's work has been described as "Incarnational." It is abstract and full of faith uniting the visible and invisible world. It points to the mystery of God becoming man and the eternally relevant story of the human condition surprised by the grace of God. 

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