Studio B - Lions Clubhouse, 273 McKendree Road
The following artists will be showing at this studio location.
Through her artwork, Anne Gallagher aims to share her sense of wonderment with our fascinating world and the ephemeral nature of light. Her paintings have been exhibited in a Chicago gallery and numerous art shows, and she regularly participates in juried painting events. A native of Northeast Ohio, Anne earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from Bucknell University, where she double majored in Studio Art and English. As a nine-year member of the renowned Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art in Chicago, she trained under master painters who are both nationally and internationally known. Participation in numerous workshops and membership in the Plein Air Painters of Chicago further honed her skills as an artist. In North Carolina, she is a member of the Mooresville Art Center and several plein air painting groups. Her paintings grace the walls of numerous collectors.
A full-time photographer since 2019, Karl Dueland follows a passion held since a young age. As a balance to his 30+ years in corporate life, photography allows him creative freedom through imagery. Karl resides in Mooresville, NC after many years in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York and has traveled throughout the world capturing images both close to home and in faraway places. Fall foliage, majestic Norwegian fjords, the simplicity of freshly picked grapes or the reality of lived experiences highlight his unique ability to capture moments, naturally. For Karl, it’s not just being in the beauty of the natural environment but also the artistic challenge of incorporating the essence of the area’s culture into images.
Brenda enjoys painting flowers, nature scenes and abstract. Her preferred media are watercolor and acrylic. Her designer eye responds to structure, form, order and certainly color too. She looks for the lines, shape, and color within the surface of her subjects. Brenda then pushes her artwork into an abstracted, but recognizable, play of color, texture, and depth - a fresh, fun, modern take on classic subjects that she enjoys. She plans a little, plays a lot, and lets her instincts lead the way. It is all about the joy of creating!
Denise Nelson will once again be sharing her Traditional Oil Paintings, but this year she will introduce her new creations also working with Gourds and Wool Fiber. The gourd is an organic vessel or "canvas" of endless creative possibilities. Denise considers the unique character of each natural gourd and then transforms them into works of art using combinations of sculptural addition, pine needle coiling, carving, pyrography or burning, painting, staining, and polishing. She is equally fascinated by working with soft, tactile, natural wool fiber to “paint” or create 3-D sculptures. Be sure to stop by to see her exquisite new gourd “punkin heads,” elegant gourd vases, small oil paintings and examples of “wool painting” pet portraiture.