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Stephanie Sipp

Stephanie Sipp is a professional nature illustrator and educator who maintains a fulltime studio in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Her joyful images of flowers, birds, animals and places are celebrated by followers both regionally and online. Nature connects...

Jenifer Torgeson

  Hello! My name is Jenifer Torgeson, Canadian born, now a resident of West Jefferson with my husband Richard. I’ve always enjoyed all things “crafty”. From cake decorating, to house painting, to card making. In 2017 I decided to direct my creative skills and...
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...
Beth Andrews

Beth Andrews

Beth Andrews is a native North Carolinian with roots in the Piedmont and northwestern mountains which reach back to the 1700s.  As a child, serious health problems resulted in long stays in the hospital, and it was during that period, at age 10, that she was given an...
Karen Booth

Karen Booth

A multi-discipline, Pacific Northwest based Artist and Surface Designer, Karen Booth works with a wide variety of mediums including watercolour and acrylic paints, textiles, fibers, wood and modeling compounds. She has formal training in Visual Art, studied...

Renee Brooks

Renee spent nearly 17 years living in Winston-Salem, NC. After a family member became quite ill in 2007 she moved back to the beautiful mountains in Ashe County, NC. The Ashe County Arts Council had recently completed the Ashe Art Barn Quilt Project and she fell in...

Kelly Cameron

Born in Norfolk, Va, 1963, and raised for the most part in Elizabeth City, NC, I  was exposed to art at a young age by my mother who was an avid artist in her own right. Thanks to her, my next oldest brother Phillip and I grew up in an artful environment and were...
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”,...
Amy Queen Chappin

Amy Queen Chappin

Amy Queen Chappin grew up with an artistic mother and two grandmothers.  She was always interested in drawing and observing the things around her. She received an art scholarship in 1993 to Lipscomb University where she studied Art with Dawn Whitelaw and was...
Marion Cloaninger

Marion Cloaninger

ARTIST STATEMENT There is nothing more enjoyable than the creative process.  Your mind is in a different place, leaving behind all worries and concept of time. Spirals, circles, abstract designs, textures and figures have always intrigued me.  I employ use of bright...