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 towns 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 onto 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.
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 in paper | acrylic on canvas.
Amber Wallace strives to preserve a piece of history with her artwork by creating whimsical, mixed media paintings on recycled surfaces (vintage barn wood, old windows and doors, drawers and cutting boards), thus giving these objects a new story and a new life.
Amy Crew's art is best described as contemporary or modern realism. Usually large in scale. Sometimes vivid color and other times a monochromatic scale. Always resulting in depth with light and shadow playing an important part.
Amy Crews uses archival materials and paint with oils, most often on canvas. Traditionally trained in techniques used by "the masters". She paints in thin layers and uses glazing to create depth.
Andy’s style includes characteristics of cubism, folk art, outsider art, and street art. He primarily works with house paint, found objects, recycled musical instruments, reclaimed wood, and repurposed materials.
He primarily uses house paint on wood. Some pieces are flat, while others are 3D using found objects.
What began as a hobby after retiring from the TV and film industry serendipitously became a passion for Nashville based jewelry designer, Anita Schmadtke. Her signature design style, " jewelry with a twist ", quickly caught the attention of local shopkeepers, gallery owners and avid collectors and before she could blink, Anita Schmadtke Designs was born.
Inspired by silhouettes found in nature and everyday objects, Anita handcrafts each piece in her home studio. Her timeless jewelry collection celebrates simplicity and effortlessly transitions from day to night.
She creates hammered handmade jewelry using sterling silver and gold filled wire. Many of her creations will also incorporate semi-precious stones into their designs!
Ben Caldwell is trained in classical fine arts, specifically painting & sculpture. It merges with training in the traditions of master metalsmiths. He has studied the forms, proportions & techniques of old masters and taken inspiration from nature to create timeless, heirloom-quality functional art for the home.
Blaire Wheeler’s work is a balance of different styles. She has been influenced by the abstract expressionist movement. 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 him 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.
Brian Nash has an MBA from Dartmouth and was the director of Marketing and Advertising for Polo Ralph Lauren in NYC. He loved Polo and NYC, but was eager to explore a different creative outlet. He moved to Nashville to write country music. He had a bunch of songs recorded, but realized that his creative interest was in the visual arts. He stopped writing and started painting. His art is now sold in galleries around the country, has decorated the sets of many tv shows -- including "Nashville"! He is a pop artist.
Cano become an artist at 70. Experiences during his cancer and open-heart surgery treatments have left him with a wider vision and deeper understanding of the human need of art. To gain time in his progress as an artist, Mr. Ozgener painted under the supervision of teachers so that he could improve on his technique. He has become a prolific painter. He has over 330 works of art.
He works primarily with acrylic paint on canvases, linen, or on board using traditional and newer techniques of painting like the use of acrylic skins and other materials for collages.
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 our 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 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 Carmichael’s hope is that when viewers see the work that they feel her passion for the subject matter and see the beauty in everyday life. She has a BA in art education from Birmingham Southern College.
Carolyn McDonald’s painting style is a mixture of Impressionism and Post Impressionism. She is intrigued how color produces light on the canvas and how flat shapes can bring a sense of abstraction to the work.
From flat shapes to form, she uses oils as a viable method to explore beauty and relevance.
Carrie Pittman is a self taught artist that started painting only 3 years ago. Her art is an escape and was never something she thought she would "share". Carrie loves working with light, color, and texture to create unique pieces . Her techniques are ever-evolving. She uses acrylic, oil, watercolor and often paper mache to create unique abstract art.
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.
Christina Cohn's modern handmade ceramics often combine beads, flowers and textures together. Her pieces are inspired from imperfectly perfect nature.
David Nichols is an award winning artist. His current works are contemporary abstracts and landscapes. Oil paint applied to a textured (via acrylic gel or paint) canvas or panel with various tools such as palette knives, scrapers and brayers.
Nashville-based artist Ed Rode has over 35 years of experience behind the camera and in front of a canvas.
His work has appeared in many national magazines. His many corporate clients include Jack Daniels, Bridgestone, Martha White, Dave and Busters. He served as chief photographer and photo editor for Sports Nashville magazine and his shots grace the covers of many of today’s top country-music publications and albums.
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.
Award winning painter as a child.
Award winning Art Director for years in advertising agencies
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.
Gina Hurry’s first "creative" memory was coloring on the walls of her home with my mother's tubes of lipstick as a toddler. From a young age, her heart has been shaped by the beauty of the world around her.
Her paintings come from personal inspiration but she also finds great pleasure in painting stories of hope for clients. She is very thankful for those who entrust her with their precious stories and gives her full freedom to dream and create for them.
Gordon Chenery has been creating wooden bowls and platters for eight years as a hobby.
He creates wooden bowls using a chainsaw, grinder, sanders, and scrapers. The wood is obtained from discarded or dead trees. They are decorative in nature.
Raised on a farm outside of Nashville, Tennessee, Grant Garmezy began his artistic career from a very young age working with metal and clay. He discovered glass in 2003 and has since been using the sculptural medium to create highly realistic masterpiece work influenced by his love for the south. He now lives and works in Richmond, Virginia as a professional glass artist. Grant has received numerous awards for his works that can be seen both in museums nationally and internationally.