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Amy Abig is a local Charlotte artist and native of North Carolina and will always live between the sea and the mountains. She is also a wife, mother to three and a published writer. ~ "Art has always been part of my life, I constantly crave to create. It brings me joy to paint from the heart and my hope is that the art I put into the Universe brings happiness and peace to others."
Axl 20 x 24 $450
SOLD! Slash 18 x 24
At the age of 50, wth no formal training and no previous desire, Carrie Jacobson began painting. She recognized immediately that she loved painting and was good at it.
Carrie grew up in New London, Conn. She attended local public and private schools in New London, and in 1979, earned a bachelor’s degree in American literature from Northeastern University. For the next decade, she worked a variety of jobs in Boston, while doing freelance writing for local music newspapers.
At the age of 30, she moved into daily journalism, starting as a reporter at The Westerly Sun. In Westerly, she met the man who would become her husband, and set off for more than two decades of work in newspapers. She worked as a copy editor, page designer, copy desk chief, executive editor, art director and Sunday editor.
Carrie was working in New York when her mother died of cancer. Broken by her mother's death, and looking for anything that would help her put herself back together, she grasped the idea of painting. And once she started, she recognized that she'd found what she was supposed to do.
Six months after the death of her mother, the job Carrie thought she’d have for the rest of her lifewas eliminated. A year later, she began painting full-time, starting with a cross-country trip, painting plein-air landscapes.
But a year after that, insurance costs drove her back into journalism. She worked as a local editor for the online news network Patch.com for 18 months. Eventually, unable to manage the demands of the job and to paint and do shows, so she left to paint full-time.
Carrie and Peter moved from Connecticut to Wachapreague, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. There, she paints, enjoys the beautiful light and surroundings, and a quiet life with Peter and their six dogs. She exhibits and sells her paintings at juried fine art fairs and in galleries, and through sponsorships.
Carrie's work is characterized by a heavy impasto and a sense of urgency and joy. She paints with a palette knife, building up a deep surface that lets her capture the wild energy of wind and waves and mountains and sky.
Tennessee Spring 20 x 20
Morning on the Marsh 16 x 20
Farm on a Ridge 24 x 24
Shady Afternoon 30 x 30
Train of Barns 20 x 20
Small Works Collection
Hi everyone! My name is Carolyn Johnson and I am an artist who specializes in abstract acrylic painting. My days as an artist date back to early childhood where even at a young age I absolutely loved to paint. I have always seen my artwork as a gift that I love sharing with others!
I’m originally from Burlington, NC. I have two awesome parents Wally and Laura Kernodle as well as three great siblings, Elizabeth, George, and Margaret. I attended the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where I graduated from in Fall 2013. Since graduating I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where I met my now husband Alex Johnson.
When I’m not painting, you can find me on a run, playing tennis, or spending time with friends and family!
Heather Clements Liebler has been interested in photography since she got her first camera at age 10. She was embarking on a trip to England and Scotland with her grandparents. It was a Canon AE-1 Program and she still has it. Her first camera is so beloved that she has since started collecting Canon AE-1 Programs for parts to insure that if her camera breaks, it can be repaired. This is when her love of photography and cameras was born.
Upon meeting and marrying her husband, they relocated to Charleston, South Carolina. While searching for a job, she decided to take a photography class to learn and develop film and print her own pictures. She fell in love with the art, science and process of photography. Her hobby quickly turned into a job and she was featured in shows, and began shooting weddings and portraits.
Heather’s style and subject focus is fluid as she finds inspiration in many different places. She loves to photograph obvious beauty, however, what she also finds beautiful is not always conventionally ‘pretty,’ and she loves to capture that as well. For Heather, one element of her work is constant; she loves taking a picture that either allows you to see something that you see all the time in a different way, or makes you notice something that you hadn’t noticed before. Her hope is that her images capture the imagination and provoke thought.
Although a native Floridian and a graduate of The University of Florida, Heather now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two daughters.
Initially inspired to paint by her desire to tell the story of her family, Janine began painting scenes of places they had been, then expanded from there. She is fascinated by the beauty and complexity of single elements of nature, particularly those found in the mountains.
Janine found her voice in a technique called sgraffitto, carving the image into a thick layer of oil paint thickened with cold wax. Her favorite painting surface is re-claimed walnut from a local furniture artisan, but works on artist wood panel or canvas as size and intention dictate. With palette knife, brush, and carving tool she adds detail and texture by adding and scraping away paint as interest moves around the canvas. She constantly stretches boundaries as she studies under Andy Braitman, where she has been for the past seven years.
Her paintings hang in the homes of numerous art collectors across the country, from the east coast to Sonoma Valley in Northern California.
Janine participates in several local charities and shows. She has consitently been a finalist in the juried Art With Heart show, winning second place in 2012.
Janine lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two sons, and one very earnest golden retriever.
Julie Barnett rediscovered her love of art and painting after taking a leave of absence from her marketing career in order to raise her young children. She is primarily a self-taught intuitive artist but has also studied from a variety of accomplished artists, including Andy Braitman. Julie strives to capture the unique beauty of subjects by using bright colors and expressive brushstrokes in landscape, still life and abstract paintings. Although an emerging artist, her works hang in homes and businesses across the US. Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Julie graduated from the University of Cincinnati. She makes her home in Charlotte, NC with her husband and four sons.
8 x 10 $150 and 8 x 8 $125
I strive to create art that evokes an emotion. My pieces bring tranquility and peace to a space while others may spark a responsiveness to a memory. Whatever it is, my goal is to capture a specific feeling with my art.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. From the beginning, my parents believed I had a gift. I didn’t quite see it as a gift, more as means to get into college. I struggled with my academics, so I focused on art as my opportunity to get a higher education. I trained at Rhode Island School of Design, University of South Florida and earned my BFA in Editorial Illustration from Washington University in St. Louis. It wasn’t until 15 years later when I became an elementary art teacher and watched children paint without any inhibitions that I fully appreciated being an artist. I would tell my students, “take a risk and don’t worry about the outcome. Art is about the process, not the “end” product. It is the gateway to problem solving.” These words came out of my mouth every day when I watched these young children create incredible masterpieces. They were magical and nothing held them back. Their ability to take a risk inspired me to be the artist I am today. I rarely paint with restrictions, as I connect my own emotions through the canvas with the paint. Many of my pieces show a reflection or a horizontal line in nature because I am drawn to the space where the land/water meets the sky. It reminds me of how important it is to be grounded in this world we live in. - Katie White
Kiah Denson was born and raised in Austin, TX. She graduated from Colorado College in 2005, earning a BA in Studio Art with a Distinction in Art. Upon graduation, Kiah started her own decorative painting business. After a few years, she began shifting back into fine art. She continues to paint murals and collaborate with clients, in addition to her thriving studio practice. Kiah is currently represented by JWV Artists in Charlotte, NC, Alexander & Victor Fine Art in Greenwood, MS, and Segreto in Houston, TX. Since 2009, close to 100 works and commissions have been sold to galleries and private collectors.
Kiah lives on the outskirts of Austin, TX with her dog, two cats and a handful of hens.
24 x 36
24 x 18
Colette 30 x 22
24 x 36
Modern Nudes on paper $250
Lynne Miller - Encaustic Artist
Lynne Miller is a native of Charlotte, NC. Drawing from her love of nature and illustration, she creates encaustic paintings that are inspired by the beauty that surrounds us. She paints images that are both abstract and representational. The many layers of wax and resin build and weave into an intricate web of detail.
Working with a torch as her brush, the amount of heat and density of the various pigments cause the images to be fluid and ever changing. This leaves a sometimes-unexpected treasure behind, creating a language of its own. Whether it is the slight reflection of the surface or the delicate scent of the beeswax, she hopes her paintings can be the quiet moment in your day.
Lynne was choosen to represent Charlotte as one of nine 2018 Community Supported Artists. She has won several juried shows in NC and in the UK. Her work is available at Art House Charlotte in NC as well as Gallery and Barrow in Bath, UK.
Pam enjoys creating a sense of place and loves the bold use of color and brushstrokes to create her loose, painterly style. Pam grew up in The Midwest and has lived in various parts of the West and Southeast. She has a BS from Utah State University and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and sons.
Patrick J O'Boyle
I grew up in Charlotte and have enjoyed living in this city while raising my kids. I have a great love for the Carolina coast which fuels my inspiration to paint God's creation. I hope that you enjoy my work and that you can imagine yourself at the beach even if it’s only for a minute.