Erin McIntosh is an artist and educator living in Athens, Georgia. She is known for colorful abstractions exploring dynamic compositions made up of organic and geometric forms in acrylic and watercolor. Erin discovered her love of abstraction while studying fine arts at The University of Georgia (B.F.A., M.F.A.) earning both Bachelors (2003) and Masters (2009) degrees with a concentration in Drawing and Painting and also she has a B.F.A. in Art Education (2003).
Erin has exhibited her work throughout the southeast including at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia. New American Paintings has published Erin’s work (twice) and it was most recently published in Create! Magazine, juried by Philadelphia-based gallerist Bridgette Mayer.
Erin loves to travel and has spent semesters in both Ireland and Italy including three semesters teaching for The University of Georgia’s Cortona, Italy Study Abroad Program.
In 2012, Erin joined the faculty the University of North Georgia in Gainesville where she is an Assistant Professor. Her paintings are represented by Gregg Irby Gallery in Atlanta.
Although Amanda does many pieces on commission (pet portraits, homes, flowers, etc.), she also holds a special place for creating original fine art abstracts. Mediums include watercolor and mixed media on paper | acrylic on canvas.
Through making contemporary art pieces that range from narrative to structural in nature, Bennet has been able to create worlds from her imagination that she can share with others. It is this exchange of imaginative thought that fuels the surreal and expressionistic style of her work.
Blaire Wheeler’s work is a balance of different styles. She has been influenced by the abstract expressionist movement. Her recent work is a balance of abstraction and realism. The compositions are created from life, memories, or photographs. She begins with a subject and then allows the reactive marks to guide her through the painting process, leading to an abstracted image.
A finished painting consist of many layers of oil paint. The foundation is created with blended soft brushwork. She uses a variety of techniques to apply more gestural marks. A palette knife is used.
Bryan is a photorealistic painter. He photographs a still life then brings it to life by painting every painstaking detail with oils on canvas. When gathering inspiration, he is always drawn to bold colors and shapes, simplistic composition, and lighthearted images that convey happiness. After all, bringing a smile to someone’s face is the strongest motivation behind Bryan's work.
Carden Avenue strives to create an effortless and timeless look for their customers. By featuring three key lines, Statements, Classics, and Naturals, they have a broad appeal to a variety of ages and personal styles. Their hope is that each piece of jewelry enhances the individuality of its wearer. This year they won the inaugural Nashville Fashion Alliance Pitch Night.
Carden Avenue jewelry has been featured in Nashville Lifestyles, StyleBlueprint, and Style Vault.
Carey Haynes's art is about mixing it up and making it work....different materials, combination of styles, creating something that brings joy either in design, color or just through the image. Art is not limited.
Carol Joy's style emerged from a desire for structure in her abstract paintings. She went on to develop a series of over 100 actual cities. Her deconstructed landscapes and geometric skylines reflect her love of color and light, and how both contribute to our pleasure in life.
Cassi Wright is a Nashville native working full time as a local pyrography artist. She is the owner of Cassia Tree Studio. Her most popular work has been the Hallowed Woods series which merges cathedrals and woods. In the past, she has worked mainly with watercolor and charcoal. She has a BFA in the Visual Arts and graduated from Watkins College of Art and Design.
Charlie Hunt is a third-generation stone carver. He has a folk-art style, driven by texture and form. He uses primarily granite, limestone, and marble to carve wild-life statuary and garden-art. He also works with old growth river driftwood to make stunning wood carvings mounted on stone pedestals.
One of Chris's followers describes his work as a “minimalist style that doesn’t dictate the story but rather beautifully allows it.” Working rapidly in a kind of stream of consciousness style, Chris produces works that are truly one of a kind.
Craig takes elegant and contemporary abstract photographs of weathered objects as they occur in nature. Images are printed large-scale onto archival photographic paper, and shown in metal frames fabricated by the artist.
David Nichols is an award winning artist. His current works are contemporary abstracts and landscapes. Oil paint is applied to a textured (via acrylic gel or paint) canvas or panel with various tools such as palette knives, scrapers, and brayers.
Ed Nash was born in Letchworth Garden City, England in 1976. Letchworth was built by and designed by Quakers in 1903 and was a focus of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Like several members of the British Post-Impressionist movement who visited, lived and painted in Letchworth, Ed was inspired by the town's amalgamation of urban and rural life and its focus on visual beauty in the town environment, which was really the ideal of the 'Garden City' movement.
At age 13 Ed was awarded an Art scholarship to Bedford School, England which accelerated his passion for art. He then went on to study Fine Art and Psychology at Reading University, England where he graduated with a First Class Honors Degree. Here his work explored social psychology and art. His dissertation was on the affects of the dissembodiment of virtual space on personality.
Ed still explores the world of virtual space, focusing on abstract non-representational work. He currently lives in Nashville TN where he is an Art Dealer, Appraiser and Artist. His work can be found in collections across the US and UK and is represented in galleries in New York, Atlanta, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville, TN.
Eddie Powell is a Birmingham artist who captures the essence of trees, landscapes, flowers, birds, and other subject matter through acrylic paint on wood board. Eddie is known for his very heavy-textured paintings with colors that work well with current decor. He believes his success is contributed to his positive interpretation of the world's beauty.
Birthed out of a fascination of ancient technique, Emily's large scale botanical tapestries are a lesson in history and a record of today. After she takes photos of the flower for the composition, she dries the flower, grinds it into pigment, and makes it into the egg tempera she will use to paint the linen. The subject lives forever in its painting, using a mostly forgotten process of the Old Masters as well as their technique of painting in grisaillesto mimic relief sculpture.
Erin DeLuca was trained in jewelry fabrication and design in Florence, Italy and Boston. Her current designs with their clean lines, pierced metal work, and a sense of delicacy, are inspired by patterns and textures found in nature, art-deco architecture, and vintage lace textiles. She uses recycled metals and diamonds and ethically sourced gemstones.
Techniques used include old world processes such as forging, piercing, soldering, setting and wax casting to fabricate contemporary jewelry in silver, gold, palladium, and platinum.
Fred's work has been seen over the years in many showhouse events including the 2010 Atlanta Symphony Showhouse in the prestigious Buckhead area of Atlanta. He has also produced custom finishes for several celebrity clients and is now offering custom works of art. His newest endeavor is a line of custom art pieces in acrylic and resin.
After a successful career as an art director for over 20 years Gina translated her love of color into optical art paintings and computer illustrated pop art portraits. Her signature style is categorized as "hard edge abstraction."
Hannah Lane uses illustrative line work and bursts of color as an emotional response to the forms she holds dear. With a broad style of abstract expressionism and gestural mark making, she manipulates materials and composition through a constructive process of pigmented Japanese paper, paint, and drawn work.
In a nod to the rugged textiles of yesteryear, Leigh crafts necklaces inspired by her father’s nylon sailing straps and a variety of other boho chic accouterments. And, as tribute to her forefather’s commitment to fostering community both near and far, a portion of all proceeds support a community health clinic in Lwala, Kenya (www.lwalacommunityalliance.org).
Isabelle's work has a distinctive style that employs a rich balance of vibrant colors and neutrals, abstraction and representation, movement and calm. Her latest minimalist series is widely recognized as a token of a socially conscious mindset, a need for meditation and lifestyle simplicity.
Salt Ceramics started by creating pieces Jess needed around the kitchen and home. The goal is to make sturdy, everyday pieces that are incorporated into your daily life all while trying to maintain functionality without sacrificing beauty.
Jim Sherraden, a native of Kansas, has been a resident of Nashville, Tennessee since 1977. There he completed his university studies, which included a strong education in printmaking. From this foundation, he managed Hatch Show Print beginning in 1984 until 2013, overseeing its transition from a cultural survivor to a widely recognized graphic design icon and destination for letterpress enthusiasts.
Through Hatch, his clients included Emmylou Harris, B.B. King, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Fossil Watch Company, Entertainment Weekly, the city of Nashville, and numerous others. In 1992, he began creating individual pieces of art called monoprints. These artworks are based on the Hatch archive and are collected by individuals and institutions worldwide, including the Ayers collection of Tennessee artists for First Bank in Nashville.
Sherraden has traveled extensively, both nationally and internationally, conducting workshops and as a speaker at graphic design conferences and universities such as Art Center Pasadena, Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL, Boston University, the School of Visual Arts, New York, and the Kansas City Art Institute. He has overseen and participated in multiple installations of Hatch Show Print, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2006, a four year traveling exhibition with the Smithsonian Institution, and venues in the Netherlands, Norway, France, and England. Numerous publications have featured his work, most notably Steven Heller and Gail Anderson’s New Vintage Type, David Carson’s The End of Print, and Meggs History of Graphic Design, 5th edition. He is also the co-author of Hatch Show Print: the History of a Great American Poster Shop, now in its seventh printing, and is an award winning lyric writer. Sherraden was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Artists Award for the state of Tennessee, the American Advertising Federation Nashville chapters' Silver Medal, its highest honor, and is a recent recipient of the University and College Design Association’s Krider Prize for Creativity.
In 2005, Sherraden returned to carving his own woodcuts, continuing the work that first led him to Hatch Show Print over 30 years earlier. Six years later he began creating wooden quilts and then paper quilts the subsequent year. For these works of art, the artist readily cuts up his own printed pieces, mixing and matching them on single and multi-dimensional surfaces. His quilts have recently been shown in 2016 at Yard Dog Gallery in Austin, Texas, Middle Tennessee State University’s Todd Art Gallery, and the AD 20/21 Boston Print Fair, as well as the 2017 exhibitions HATCH-ed at the historic Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and From Brayer to Brush at the Southern Studies Conference at Auburn University Montgomery.
Jim Sherraden is represented by the Haley Gallery in Nashville, which also exhibits his monoprint work created during his tenure as Master Printer at Hatch Show Print from 2013 to 2017. He is currently the shops archivist for its parent company, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Inc., in Nashville Tennessee. Additionally, Sherraden is on the Artists Advisory Board at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, where he currently serves as their visiting artist.
John Ha was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and currently resides in Garden Grove, CA. After attending studies in Graphic Design at Memphis College of Art, he received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. His images are created by manipulating multi-geometric color patterns to imply space and pattern. There is no shortage of energy when it comes to his experience and his methods of bridging an Eastern style of painting with Western culture.
Katherine Miller received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a painting concentration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She worked as designer and art director in the music business for over 10 years. She currently works as a freelance designer, painter, and illustrator.
Using watercolor paints, she enjoys the unexpected & whimsical quality of watercolor and the tranquil feel it presents. Botanicals, vintage, and humorous everyday objects are her current obsession.
Katie's paintings are about color. She is constantly looking at colors that surround her. Making unique unexpected color relationships by letting paint drip and smear is what she enjoys about the process of painting.
Several years ago, Katie's family was finalizing the adoption of their daughter. During that time, Katie began creating art from scrap wood that her husband would bring home from building sites. A year later, their little girl was officially adopted, and she continued to create art pieces. She uses a combination of printmaking by designing on her computer images that she transfers to wood and hand paints.
Kelly’s abstracts come from the everyday forms we see around us and the experiences that shape her life. This Nashville native has studied at The Art Institute of Chicago and Watkins College of Art.
Kelly's art reflects femininity, movement, and motherhood. For her, finding sculpture was serendipitous. While trying to find a way to create more depth in her paintings, she thought she would try some 3 dimensional work she could add to the canvas. She was hooked from the first sculpture!
In connection with many abstract expressionism painters, Kristin's work is very much an emotional process. She comes to a blank canvas with a feeling or thought about what she would like to create but it’s all very spontaneous in its outward projection. Travel is her passion and inspiration which has a profound effect on her work. The human form, the interactions of colors, compositions, shows and hues are all fascinating to her. Her landscapes take on a more literal interpretation of her travels, but even her abstracts are all continuations of color palettes seen first hand.
She works within four different series; Texture, Abstract, Floral, and Landscapes. All paintings are oil on canvas and incorporate an overall aesthetic that's both sophisticated in color and ethereal in projection.
Lauren Dunn is a Mississippi native with an art degree from Delta State University. Her style has evolved over time to a rather stylized version of impressionist painting. Lauren's hope is that her paintings capture the familiar, simple scenes of everyday life but in a charming and beautiful way. Lauren thinks there is such beauty in simplicity. To Lauren, all of the layers of life add up to tell a story just as the layers of her paintings do.
Lee has experienced a prolific career as a photographer, shooting some of the most iconic celebrities, athletes, and musicians of a generation. But all the while, he continued to produce his own personal series of photographs, seeking out the people and places often overlooked.
Lisa is truly inspired by pattern, furniture, architecture and of course, color. She is drawn to the confluence of what colors and objects work well next to one another, and the necessary space in between.
Liz Lane has a background in design, and she comes to a starting point based on line, balance and color. From there, she wants empty space to flow into small points of happy chaos, much the way those two elements do in life.
Using acrylics and oils on slightly textured canvas and panel, she creates figurative and abstract work.
While classically trained, Marquin's work has led her to a more contemporary palette and subject matter. Most of her inspiration comes from the coast, and she draws upon the memories of her childhood home on an island outside of Savannah.