Patricia specializes in Portraits (Children, Pets and Animals), Figures, Landscapes, and Still Life in an Impressionistic Style. Her mediums of choice include oil, acrylic, pastels, charcoal and pencil. Being a former Ballet Dancer, she is especially drawn to the human form and the dramatic. When painting Patricia is constantly editing, deciding what to leave out, to discover the essence of the object instead of mindlessly copying detail. Every painting is a new learning experience and for her a satisfying Journey! Patricia is a member of Oil Painters of America, American Impressionistic Society and the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society.
Carlyn Wright-Eakes is an artist and educator from Durham, North Carolina. Her advocacy work, in survivor support and assault prevention education, greatly influences her art. Her public and community artistic work – from murals to installations and interactive exhibits – center around themes of identity, community, storytelling and social justice. Her paintings, primarily abstract ink paintings on rice paper, are reflections on perspective and mindfulness. At first, one may observe the overall landscape, and move inward to notice intricacies and details potentially overlooked on first glance. In our own lives and in others, we are reminded to attend to the intimacy of moments, portents of small actions, and the beauty of details that, moving too fast, may be entirely missed. She also dabbles in collage, encaustic painting, book making, PMC jewelry, and likes to turn just about anything into art.
Caleb is a Triangle native, UNC alumnus and produces videos and short documentaries for businesses, artists, and schools. His work helps people communicate and motivate. In many cases Caleb’s work provides a visualization for words, music or actions that people want to share with their audience and community. He hopes that some of the videos make people laugh, cry, or appreciate something in a new way.
Caleb Childers is a filmmaker who grew up in Latin America. Living in Southern California ignited his fire for filmmaking and he found his way back into the film industry. After years working for commercial and corporate industry from California to Brazil he and his family relocated to Carrboro, NC. He now focuses his attention on documentary film and narrative work in and around the southeast.
Edie’s experience as an artist has been rich. She has an art degree from Foothill Junior College in Los Altos Hills, CA. She has received awards, grants and has been featured in solo shows strung out like the beads on a beloved necklace–with gaps here and there.
Edie has drawn/painted the elderly, babies, children with homes and without, people hitting rock bottom in shelters, vendors in the streets of places she has ventured. Her work also includes Native American chiefs posing in full regalia. It has been a long life of exploring humanity to it’s fullest and trying to convey to Edie’s audience that we all share the same humanity.
Cultivating, protecting, listening to the voice in her head, Edie has worked to produced art that is authentic to her. Unpolished, struggles in full view, portraits that radiate the essence of a soul unguarded.
With over 20 years fine art painting experience, Adam has an advanced understanding of oil, water color, graphite and pastel mediums. Adam’s work primarily adheres to the academic tradition of imaginative realism. Throughout the years, Adam has done an intensive study of world art history, philosophy and general examination of contemporary cultures.
A native of Durham, NC and Pamela considers herself a Bull City Bohemian. Textiles have always seduced her insatiable thirst for color and texture. She is a certified hostage of the 70’s era. Coupled with her restless nomadic spirit, she creates a lifestyle that melts into clothing, art decor and household furnishings. It is a fusion of texture, color and functionality colliding beautifully together to create a perfect atmosphere.
Tiffany Price Coley is a jewelry artist and metalsmith who began making and designing jewelry as a hobby while working as a software engineer. What started simply as a way to connect and network in a new city eventually grew into a passion and budding business.
She finds joy in a great cup of coffee, a board game with friends, an engaging conversation or a hike in the woods with her husband and two kids. Tiffany’s designs often reflect her technical background. She is most inspired by structures, geometric shapes, and architecture. Her designs are a wonderful juxtaposition of modern feminism and a bit of industrial edge.
Kristin Gibson captures colors from jars of paint with big brushes, mixing up fresh and joyful renditions of everyday subjects on canvases large and small. Painting daily in alla-prima (all at once) technique, sparks Kristin’s confident line and brushwork, bringing forth a process of serendipity combined with masterful color and painterly perspectives. Working in the tradition of still life, Kristin enjoys stumbling upon seasonal subjects she finds on walks at Umstead State Park, Duke Gardens, the Durham farmers market, or in her own backyard – then composing them back at the studio with pottery, books, and fabrics for an array of canvas sizes, in a fully developed style all her own.
Kristin’s studio is ever changing as she works on new pieces to share with the galleries she has been established with for nearly 15 years. After receiving her BFA in Painting and Surface Design from ECU School of Art and Design in 1990, early career work in textiles found her designing and coloring printed jacquard fabric collections for the home décor market. The process of creating yards and yards of fabric, continued to inform her sense of color, texture and composition, during her twenty years living and working in the Carolina Beach and Wilmington, NC art community. Life steered her back to the Durham area 5 years ago where she now welcomes visitors and collectors to Studio 23, and invites you to discover the fine art galleries that represent her work in NC, NY, and Atlanta. Together, they look forward to helping you bring a colorful Kristin painting to the spaces you enjoy.
The magic of working with fire and metals has seduced Martha since 2012 when she began her work with jewelry in Colombia, South America. Careful attention to small details and imaginative form design are two pillars on which her work is based.
All of her pieces are elaborated in Solid 950 Sterling Silver, handcrafted in a unique and personal way, using natural semiprecious stones to complement the design. Martha uses various specialized techniques for this made-by-hand jewelry.