LINDA & FRANK ABBOTT Linda and Frank Abbott from South Carolina create whimsical and decorative boxes, cards and magnets containing delightful chunks of inspirations, words to live by and grow with, and vintage photographs. The Abbott’s say, “we are forever experimenting and evolving as we explore our love of vintage photos and words that make us smile and that guide us on our journey.”
SUSAN MARIE BROWN Susan Marie Brown of Alabama creates colorful, contemporary folk art — with a twist. Her work is 100% handpainted woodware that includes inspirational giftware, clocks, sculptures, wall decor & giftware celebrating the elements of the earth, sky, soul, & home. — uniquely fresh & original.
JAY PFEIL Jay Pfeil’s primary medium is etchings and engravings, depicting the natural beauty of Western North Carolina and other natural areas which she encounters on her daily hikes. Jay states, “It is my hope that conveying my enthusiasm and reverence for the wild world, that others may enjoy, respect, and conserve the environmental diversity that surrounds us in a sustainable, cooperative and joyful balance.”
JOHN D. RICHARDS North Carolina artist John D. Richards describes himself as an “Art Machine” and works with all types of mixed media, from old computer parts, discarded toy pieces and spark plugs to create his 2 and 3-Dimensional works of art. His studio is populated by wire and vinylized paper lamps, funky found object sculpture, and life size wire and trash figures. A member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild, his work has been shown and published nationally.
JULIA SOKOL Pennsylvania artist Julia Sokol reproduces fun wall and pendulum clocks, many animal themed, from her original artwork. Animal pendulum clocks include dog bones, fish, tails, or tongues as pendulums, while the clocks second-hands are tipped with a mouse or dog bone. It is the artist’s belief that every home deserves some fun, funky, functional art.
CATHY TAYLOR North Carolina multi-media artist Cathy Taylor’s water media artwork is a celebration of the patterns, textures, and color found in the natural environment. Cathy is known for her ability to interpret a subject in a variety of styles.
LANCE TURNER North Carolina artist Lance Turner’s creations are process based photorealism. Turner received his BFA from Memphis College of Art, followed by his MFA in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design. The artist says of his paintings, “The portraits that I paint allow for me to relate ideas and are only the product of my experience. Therefore, they more accurately depict what I believe to be the essence of painting, which is self-reference. My paintings are about my thought process as I create fictional characters through the relationship of stylistic devices.” Original paintings and signed limited edition Giclees are available.