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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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 McKenzie doesn’t have a formal education in art, she has experimented with different mediums since she was a child. She is inspired by interior design, architecture and all styles of art. Studying the impressionistic movement has influenced her the most, and over time she has developed a unique layered texture that her work is known for.
McKenzie's work consists of oil paint on stretched canvas applied entirely with palette knives. No additives are used during the application process, and all paintings are created without visual references.
Mick Beisel grew up in both New York City and Atlanta drawing and painting at an early age. Travel, music and the beautiful works of many artists continue to inspire him in his passion for painting. Mick describes his mixed media work as "monochromatic colors, textures and mediums that provide a simplistic view of abstract and hyper-realism".
Paige Morehead uses painting as a creative medium to express her life’s passions. What was once a hobby has developed into a professional painting career for Paige. Her abstract acrylic paintings have achieved national recognition.
Randy has worked in several media over the last few years, but now focuses more on his painting technique. The subjects of his paintings are usually from his life experiences. He continuously collects photos of anything that catches his attention. His style from afar is almost realist, but there is enough alteration in color and shapes to draw the viewer in. Once up close, his work has interesting imagery and textures from the magazine transfers.
Randy’s process involves transferring ink from recycled magazines onto a thin layer of beeswax. The result is a mosaic-like field of color that makes up a larger image.
SEC is an avid artist soul who finds time with a canvas as a way to express current trends in modern art while creating pieces with a timeless feel with using classic shapes. Her aesthetic plays with geometric shapes derived from textile inspiration while balancing a constant white space.
Sarah Kaufman’s paintings start with a rich texture of venetian plaster and glazes of acrylics and metallics. She then paints with oil on top of this surface to create narrative, surreal, dream-like stories.
Sarah’s artistic intentions can be summed up by Aristotle, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance”. Sarah's work appears in private and public collections throughout the U.S. and internationally. She primarily focuses on what she knows best - her view of the world from a southern perspective. She paints daily in her home studio in the impasto style. Sarah has a degree in design previously working in residential, commercial and set design. She was grew up in Oxford, Mississippi and resides in Germantown, Tennessee with her husband and three sons.
Using oil and acrylic paint, stitching, and other medium, Stephanie works in layers on both paper and canvas. Process driven, she strives for balance through thoughtful mark making and use of color and weight.
Susan Gordon Pottery, LLC is a small batch pottery studio creating collections of dinnerware, serving ware, decorative accents, and handmade jewelry that are organic, detailed, modern and timeless. Susan’s work can be found in boutique retailers in cities across the country.