Betsy Brey

Betsy Brey

Betsy Brey grew up on a 400-acre dairy farm in Wisconsin and traveled extensively before she moved to Wilkes County in 1978. There she was inspired by the prolific, diverse, and immediately accessible natural resources in her surroundings to focus on the craft of...
Debra Keirce

Debra Keirce

Debra Keirce b. 1961 In the 1980’s and 1990’s Debra Keirce was a biochemical engineer. Debra pursued a self-directed art education in earnest. In 2010, she turned her passion for painting classical realism into a full time career. Keirce’s tightly rendered oil...
Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson

Ian began working in stained glass when he was 17, spending what he could of a carpenter’s wages on supplies and gaining instruction from the public library. Focusing on the copper foil technique pioneered by Louis Comfort Tiffany, he slowly began teaching...
Jane Campbell

Jane Campbell

Along with my husband, Mike, I am a native of Watauga County. We have two children, Cole and Ivy.  We are fortunate to live and work on part of the farm that has been in my family for over a century. Being raised on this farm, which lies along the “old Buffalo Trail”,...
Michael Dees

Michael Dees

Michael Dees, Master Caner – Moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia from the sand hills of North Carolina in the late 70’s, became immersed in Appalachian culture and realized that many of the cultural traditions were dying at an alarming...
Paul DeMarrais

Paul DeMarrais

Paul deMarrais, 70, has had a long and varied career in art. For many years he focused on pastel painting ‘en plein air’, sitting out in the Tennessee landscape he loves. In the past seven years, he’s been perfecting his own line of oil sticks, oil...
Addren Doss

Addren Doss

“For me, plein air painting is about recording my emotional reaction to a specific place at a specific time of day.  The studio painting that may come from that experience is an extension of the intense feelings and reactions I had when painting outside.” —...
Lisa Reavis Drum

Lisa Reavis Drum

Born and raised in Yadkin County, with extreme right brain tendencies, Lisa has devoted her life in the pursuit of visual arts, writing and strategy.  Graduating from UNC-Greensboro with a BFA in Art, she spent her first career developing and implementing one-to-one...
Ted Head

Ted Head

Inspired by a trip to Vienna, Ted Head began painting in 2001. In May, 2006, American Artist magazine featured Ted’s work and the story of his successfully launching into watercolor. He was later published in the best of watercolor series, SPLASH 11 and SPLASH 16, the...
Marsha Holmes

Marsha Holmes

Marsha Holmes was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, educated at the University of N.C. in Greensboro, majoring in fine arts and specializing in painting and printmaking. She continued her education at East Carolina and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in...
Viktoria Majestic

Viktoria Majestic

Viktoria K. Majestic is a classically trained, Hungarian-American fine artist, currently living in North Carolina. She studied art both in Europe and in the United States. Her work can be found in collections throughout the US and abroad as well.  As an artist she has...
Pat Morrison

Pat Morrison

Pat Kincheloe Morrison is a creative spirit, an educator, and an expressive artist who creates unique pottery, sculptures and mixed media inspired by nature and whimsy. Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Special Education and Art Education, as well as a...