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ALISON DUNCAN

ALISON DUNCAN

Alison Duncan is an artist based in the Atlanta area with a love for movement and color.  She has been creating since she can remember and finds that painting is a source of joy and life. Consistently in awe of how the arrangement of colors, lines, layers, and texture can draw you in and make you feel something, Alison loves to create mixed-media pieces that complement a room—bringing happiness to the viewer, as well as the space! She finds inspiration for her work from a variety of sources—be it in design, nature, traveling, or (and especially) sweet moments in her daily life raising her daughters. 

Alison grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated from the University of Georgia, and later from Mercer Law School. She lives with her husband, Ryan, and their four girls in Marietta, Georgia.

ALLISON MEYLER

ALLISON MEYLER

I have always loved to paint. My work is about color, line, movement, shapes and the interaction and balance of all the elements. When I paint, I am in my own world, listening to loud music, usually working on a series, and on multiple paintings at once. I love to explore graphic patterns, graffiti, linework, gestural marks and unusual color combinations.

I am influenced by the places I have lived and traveled, within the US, Europe, Asia and South America. I love everything about the beach and also the chaos of a big city. Rome is my favorite place in the world, but I will always be drawn back to my home state of Maine.

Some of my most recent series include: Faces, Figures, and Bar Art. Early on in a series, my work may start out more representational, but becomes more abstracted as I continue my process of exploration.

I currently live in Ridgefield, CT with my husband, 17 year old twins, and a Tibetan Terrier named Minnie.

AMY COLLINS

AMY COLLINS

I have had a love for realistic drawing, and for telling stories with pictures, for as long as I can remember. This is one reason I became a medical illustrator (BFA, University of Virginia; MS in Medical Illustrations, Medical College of Georgia). As an illustrator my role was that of a communicator, clarifying scientific and medical concepts with clear and informative visuals. It required skills that laid the groundwork for my path as a representational artist - problem solving, design, creativity, tenacity.

In order to keep them fresh, many of my paintings and studies are done alla prima in a studio or outside en plein air. I focus on capturing the light and color shifts that occur at a certain moment in time. With this in mind, I try to convey energy and excitement with brushstrokes, and mark-making - putting them down and taking them off. This build-up and de-construction is becoming more instrumental in my painting process. I find it both challenging and exciting to make suggestions and not focus on detail. It adds to the mystery of the painting and, by encouraging a closer examination of the painting itself, I am asking more participation of the viewer.

Having been an illustrator for so many years, I realize there is still a story in my paintings. It is my story while I paint it, but once seen by someone else it becomes theirs. I paint what inspires me no matter the subject. It could be a person, a place, or a feeling. Painting from life, particularly outdoors, has been key to my growth as an artist. Certainly it has improved my observation skills and taught me to paint quickly, but there is a connection that happens as you make this visual record of a place. Often I have painted a scene or a structure that no longer exists due to neglect, or progress, or the effects of nature, only to find it resonating with a viewer for that very reason. The viewer reacts based on their experiences, their memories, their history, and ultimately this is what makes the art so personal.

Award of Distinction at the American Impressionist Society 21st National Juried Exhibition 2020

ANNA VAUGHN KINCHELOE

ANNA VAUGHN KINCHELOE

Anna Vaughn Creech Kincheloe is an artist and designer out of Raleigh. Her series work is a reflection of free-spirited moments, often with a transportive quality and with connections between landscape elements that encourage the viewer to wander as well. She is drawn to expansive, wide-open spaces and attempts to evoke this particular sense of freedom in her paintings.  Expression, color and movement are also important aspects to her work. 

She has a background in both design and fine art (BFA in Art with an Art History Minor from East Carolina University; career moves ranging from magazine publishing to stationery design) and currently works out of her loft studio space near downtown Raleigh. When not in her studio, you can most likely find her down by the sea — with her husband, Hatcher, and daughter, Lucy — soaking up inspiration, salt air and endless horizon lines.

ANNE BOHNE CURTIS

ANNE BOHNE CURTIS

It is a joy to be able to do what I love. I have enjoyed creating art for as long as I can remember. It is a passion that I feel fortunate to have shared with my grandmother, a talented artist herself. I grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and I received a degree in fine arts from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

I paint what inspires me and I am moved by the beauty of our natural landscapes, particularly here in the Southeast. My hope with all of my works is to capture the spirit of my subjects through color, light, and brush strokes. I strive to create pieces that people want to live with. I hope that they bring as much joy into your home as I receive by creating them.

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BETH ROBISON

BETH ROBISON

Born in Jacksonville, Florida. Beth has always loved everything creative. In the fourth grade she discovered a love for painting. Beth attended Auburn University and Jacksonville University. When Beth's children were on their own, she returned to painting. Continuing her passion for art she participated in drawing, watercolor and oil workshops. Beth paints primarily in acrylic in her home studio and enjoys painting abstract florals and landscapes.
CAMILLA MOSS

CAMILLA MOSS

Family and art are my passions, the latter of which did not present itself until later in life. After a career as a CPA was brought to an abrupt stop with the birth of my youngest, I picked up a paint brush and began painting as an outlet to express my love of family, faith, and friends.

I find inspiration in God’s works all around us. I love creating from scratch and working with clients to develop custom artwork that speaks to them and compliments their design and style goals. My art career began with watercolor although I enjoy exploring other mediums including acrylics. My works include custom paintings of watercolor monograms, to architecture and nature. Regardless of the medium, my end goal is always the same: to create classic, custom art that will forever be a part of a family’s home and heart.

My husband, Walker and I live in Birmingham, Alabama with our three children! I am grateful for their love and support!

CAROLINE PINNEY

CAROLINE PINNEY

Caroline Pinney received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (emphasis in painting and printmaking) from the University of Alabama in 2016, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to further develop her own visual language in a community whose culture is stimulated by art and music. She recently moved to Richmond, Virginia in order to connect with another growing creative community. Pinney’s work treads the line between gestural and more controlled methods of painting, often traversing this dichotomy and blurring the boundary between the two, through her oil paintings, she seems to create a space in which viewers are able to bring their own experience into their interpretations of each piece.
CARSON OVERSTREET

CARSON OVERSTREET

If born and bred in Bedford, Virginia, one cannot help but be inspired by this picturesque backdrop. Rolling mountains and hay fields create a verdant, lush landscape where intense, glowy, orange sunsets that float over the horizon for miles are part of everyday life. By sheer immersion, this becomes the context of your ideal of beauty as it has for artist Carson Overstreet.

With innate tendencies, the landscape of the South has become the centerpiece of Carson’s art. Carson expresses herself through experience and a sense of place. Whether it be her beloved Blue Ridge Mountains, weeping willows and dogwoods blooming in springtime, the serpentine twists and turns of the James River, the marshes of the Carolinas or the tranquility of Virginia's Eastern shore, she is there. Her creative calling and craft provide the tools for her ability, but her experience and deeply rooted sense of place beget her subjects.

When you see Carson’s work, you feel her experience; her love and respect for place. Her paintings place you in a moment in time when you feel a porch filled with friends, salty marsh air, a cool mountain breeze, a cascading mountain creek or a peaceful thought, all of which placate the mind.

Carson is married to a Brit, and they make their home in Richmond, Virginia. Together, they have a trans-Atlantic family of six.

CHRISTEN YATES

CHRISTEN YATES

Christen’s paintings explore a relationship with the landscape as well as its flora and fauna. Focusing on the Blue Ridge Mountain area of central Virginia, she uses loose and suggestive strokes that imply an immediacy of experience within which she wants the viewer to linger. Painting is a process of paying attention, of looking at the layers of meaning as we ascribe to our placed-ness and hopefully evoking moments of re-humanizing connections.

She lives and paints by the mountains just outside Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband, four kids and flock of hens.

CHRISTIE YOUNGER

CHRISTIE YOUNGER

Christie Younger is an American artist who lives and works near Raleigh, North Carolina.  Her paintings have been featured on HGTV, are collected internationally, and shown in several acclaimed galleries across the Southeastern United States. She has a diverse background and education in fine art along with biological science. This along with her love of the outdoors and travel brings to life her unique artistic perspective which ultimately is intended to convey light, beauty, and simplicity while simultaneously expressing the complexities within a subject finding balance between contradictions.

She pushes this idea further by deconstructing her view into simpler elements while simultaneously including authentic moments to convey more elaborate ideas. She is intrigued with contrasting interactions; simple vs. complex, classic vs. modern, clarity vs. ambiguity, order vs. chaos, depth vs. shallowness, negative space vs. positive space, etc. She uses texture and line to define form going back and forth between tactile and implied texture. Most of her works are oil and graphite and are created using a palette knife. She uses the technique of Sgraffito to scratch out layers of paint and uses a pencil at times to add gestural marks. Not to place limits on herself, she does enjoy the freedom of expression found through working with several mediums and tools at times.

 

“An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success.” Henri Matisse

COURTNEY KHAIL

COURTNEY KHAIL

Contemporary artist Courtney Khail lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Khail received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scientific Illustration from The University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art. Working primarily with watercolors and ink, Khail’s work explores her fascination with the metaphorical talents of flowers-specifically their ability to capture and reflect the complexities and juxtapositions present within each of us. Greatly influenced by her scientific illustration background, Khail combines intricate, expressive line work with abstracted color and forms to create vibrant paintings that blur the line between the natural and the man made.

Her work is about being vulnerable, but not weak; strong, but not cold; empowered, yet cautious. It’s about breaking free from societal restraints and having the courage to be yourself, even if (or especially if) it’s difficult- and then celebrating that person.

Photography Credit: Angie Webb Creative

ELIZABETH SAGE MCLAURIN

ELIZABETH SAGE MCLAURIN

Elizabeth Sage McLaurin is painter who graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth,TX with her Bachelors in Fine Arts degree. With one foot in the city, and the other in the Texas country, moments of feeling lost in the wide open Texas skies left her longing to bring that feeling back home in the city. Her artwork explores her connection to the places she’s been, and how they become where she wants to be. She is driven by the desire to bringwide open spaces onto the boundaries of the canvas and finds inspiration from play of lighton the land, changing weather, and the variety of nature. By painting these special places, her artwork allows her to create that feeling of home no matter where she is. Elizabeth’s work has been included in exhibitions in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, as well as notable small towns throughout Texas.
EMILY ANNE FARRELL

EMILY ANNE FARRELL

I've been artistic for as long as I can remember. I grew up surrounded by not only creative, but strong and independent women. It wasn't until the end of 2016, after much encouragement from my husband and close friends, that I threw my artwork into the abyss of social media to see what would happen. For those that do not know it, this was a huge step forward for me -- a self proclaimed "professional introvert." I was overwhelmed by the feedback that I received in such a short time and have since made a commitment to myself to see where this journey will take me. I humbly thank my Creator for this new adventure and am grateful for all of the love and support that surrounds me. As for those strong women referenced above, I owe them for being a guiding force in my creativity from a very young age. I am branding myself using my full name as a way to thank my grandmother, the original "Emily Anne," whom I miss dearly. I deeply hope to inspire my daughter, Emma, just as those women have done for me.

My work is inspired by different color relationships that I encounter, odd shapes, lines, and negative space. I’m looking for balance and harmony, without appearing too planned. At my most basic goal, I just want to add happiness to a space through art! My current focus is on very gestural, expressive strokes. I work mainly in acrylic, with gouache, soft/oil pastel and oil stick.

EMMA MORTEMOUSQUE

EMMA MORTEMOUSQUE

Emma is a self-taught artist who is heavily influenced by both physical and societal landscapes. She was born and raised in Lynchburg, Va, and later attended the University of Virginia where she majored in Media Studies. After college, her love for the arts and background in media studies inspired her to begin creating her own pieces. Her work serves as a comment on the way she sees the world around her. Emma is constantly inspired and surrounded by color, texture, and design. She currently lives in Richmond, Va.

Her latest collection focuses on the movement and fluidity of water within our current culture. Abstract bodies capture the underlying currents and movements impacting our environment. She sees water as the most beautiful natural element - one that is constantly taken advantage of in a mass-consumerism society. Loose marks represent the delicate nature of this intrinsically gracious element amongst our chaotic culture

ERIN DONAHUE TICE

ERIN DONAHUE TICE

Abstract art wasn't something I ever intended to do; in fact, I only picked up a paint brush (aside from standard elementary school art class stuff) in 2018.

After the birth of my second son George, I took some time off from my corporate job in PR and decided to focus on my babies. They are 20 months apart, both boys, and both BUSY (mamas of boys...you know what I'm talking about!). Mom life filled my heart in so many wonderful ways but I started itching for a creative outlet and made a run to my local art supply store.

As someone who is very interested in interior design, I have always had such admiration for the way a beautiful piece of art can give life to a space. I especially love traditional/old school design and am in awe of how a contemporary piece can turn a traditional room on its head. I started painting in my back guest house - partly as a quick escape from my crazy household, but partly as a therapeutic release. An hour here or there turned into a full-fledged passion and I have been painting and refining my style ever since. 

I love the quiet nature of painting and rarely even listen to music or watch TV while I'm working...I mostly rely on my imagination and the thoughts in my head to help lead the brush where it needs to go. I also find inspiration in my every day life: a friend's fabulous dress, or scouring design blogs or drawing on memories from a trip abroad or to the beach.