Maureen Dunlap has been a representational oil painter for most of her life. She attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Art Institute of Philadelphia. After having a successful carrer in software development, she is now painting full time and can be found at her studio most mornings. A perfectionist with a sense of humor, she strives to make each painting about color, contrats and a pop that evokes a “wow” to delight the viewer. Her favorite genres are ocean waves and flowers, although she is also an accomplished portrait artists. Her work has been purchased by collectors around the country.
John Kayrouz creates paintings that explore his relationship to the unseen. Behind the work is a desire to create spaces that have spiritual, sexual, and worldly cycles. Each painting is a reflection of an iner world trying to balance itself.
Kaisen Barnes is a 22 year old with a good eye for movement and detail. Kai enjoys creating fantastical beings and contemporary sculptures. He brings to life images in his head for the world to enjoy.
Courtney Potter has worked as an abstract painter, fine art photographer, and an art teacher for the last decade. Since graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009 with a degree in Photojournalism, Courtney has photographed more than 150 weddings and provided her fine art portrait photography services for many beautiful souls. She’s also worked as a documentary photographer in Vietnam, Kenya, and the Amazon and earned awards with College Photographer of the Year, WPJA, WPPI, and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
Courtney began abstract painting as a way to process her emotions after experiencing trauma in her life. What started as art therapy for personal healing transformed into a professional career as a North Carolinian artist. Opening herself up to access a deeper well of her creative power literally saved her life and continues to serve a therapeutic purpose for Courtney. She believes art is a powerful tool that anyone can access at any time to transform their pain into meaning.
All paintings and photographs (c) Courtney Potter 2019.
Craig Vance is a digital artist by day and a monster maker by…any other time. He has worked in film, commercials and gaming, creating digital content. Monster movies have always been his passion and making monsters has always been his dream. He works in traditional sculpting materials to create busts out of latex and resin. Originally from Detroit he has been in the Triangle for over 20 years. He is also a former host of the late night local program Monster Creature Feature with Ormno Grimsby.
Karin Neuvirth is a visual artist who is best known for her textural acrylic paintings of wooded landscapes which she refers to as treescapes. Karin’s work is inspired by her love of the outdoors and natural scenes. Her current style of painting involves many layers of paint which she applies with a palette knife utilizing the technique of using broken color to create a sense of movement within her work. Painting with the knife allows her to create unique and random shapes of color that seem spontaneous, yet are strategically placed to create a cohesive composition.
Andrea and Sharlene currently reside in Durham and are both self-taught sewists, each with over 40 years of creative experience. Andrea is also a jewelry designer. Together they are dedicated to developing ONI by Ngozi Design, a collection that hightlights sartorial genius and tradition throughout the African diaspora.
Andrea and Sharlene share a passion that lies in more fully exploring and celebrating by design and construction, African ancetral intention as it relates to textile, color and silhouette. They are also inspired by those who created art as clothing, sometimes with the least likely of materials but with a flare that rejected notions of unusual resources or creative deficiency. Art that is the fashion of today.
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Mar Hester completed her MFA in 2016; she has been working as an artist while teaching. Her residencies included Nes Artist Residency – Skagastrond, Iceland, Vermont Studio Center – Johnson, VT, Elsewhere Studios – Paonia, CO and Artspace in Raleigh, NC. Currently Mar has gallery representation in Des Moinse, IA area with the Liz Lidgett Gallery + Design. The basis of all of Mar Hester’s work lies in challenging the traditional means of viewing photography while commenting on our ever shifting environment. It is her hope through the reconsideration of the familiar is that we all can truly learn to evolve.
Bonnie Wright is a multi-media artist who makes fine silver jewelry and mixed media encaustic paintings. Her inspiration comes from the beauty and cycles of nature and human relationships. She is in awe of the power, dynamism and generative nature of the sea, which she frequently expresses in her work.
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.