Studio E - Hatler House, 109 Chuckwood Road
The following artists will be showing at this studio location.
After more than 25 years in corporate marketing, Karen returned to her creative roots as an artist and found her true passion in painting highly realistic and detailed acrylic portraits of beloved dogs, cats and horses. Her commissions are displayed in offices and private homes throughout the USA, as well as in Austria, England and Germany. In addition, Karen’s extensive travel has inspired her to create unique landscape, still life and abstract paintings that reflect the beauty and diversity of nature, artifacts and architecture throughout the world. She also regularly collaborates with Angela Rocchio, another fine artist in the Studio Tour, to create and donate artwork for local non-profit fundraising events. Karen founded Haute Dauge Portraits based in Mooresville in 2016.
Sandra Eaton is a regular at the Lakeside Artists Studio Tour. She creates one-of-a-kind functional and sculptural pottery, often drawing on her painting skills when creating a ceramic piece using glaze as paint and thinking of the clay form as canvas. Sandy is an active member of Mooresville Arts where her award-winning artistic pottery is frequently displayed in shows and competitions. We are excited to see what new items Sandra has created for our Studio Tour.
Ric Erkes returns to the Lakeside Artists Studio Tour to share his unique woodturnings. Having worked with wood most of his life, for the past 20 years Ric has focused primarily on the art of woodturning. He turns a variety of styles and shapes, some functional, but mostly on the artistic side. As a member of the American Association of Woodturners, he has studied with numerous masters in the field and demonstrated at various venues and woodturning clubs. Come to see for yourself how he combines the colors, patterns, and even imperfections in the wood with the skill of an artist.
Chris is a self-taught multi-media artist with more than 20 years’ experience in interior design, custom furniture finishes and wall textures. He has been an active volunteer with Mooresville Arts and is currently a Board Member and chair of the Building and Grounds committee. His artwork is inspired by boldly colored landscape scenes. He mentally processes those images and transforms them into abstract versions using mixed media. Chris uses oil as the prominent medium as well as incorporating some silver, copper and gold leaf, drywall compound, resin, and acrylics.
Angela Rocchio is an enthusiastic abstract artist. Expressive color, texture, and playful subjects distinguish her whimsical paintings. Angela owns The Wooden Rooster Studio where she encourages young aspiring artists to express themselves freely. She has donated many pieces to local charities, and her collaborative painting with Karen Dortschy was recently featured in Lake Norman Currents Magazine.