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Oil Paintings by Asheville artist Tebbe Davis

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UPDATE: Live Art Demo by Tebbe on Saturday, July 22. 2017

Oil Paintings - Asheville artist Tebbe Davis at Mountain Made gallery

“Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain
an artist once we grow up.
~Pablo Picasso

Asheville oil painter Tebbe Davis considers himself to be a modern American anomaly.

He says, “He is a product of the suburban middle class and yet is a complete aberration of the same.” (more…)

Wire Art – Bonsai Tree Sculptures by Jim Beghtol

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Wire Art - Bonsai Tree Sculptures by Jim Beghtol

Wire Trees by Asheville Artist Jim Beghtol

Today there are many artists that use interesting kinds of materials to make fine artWires are one of the most interesting of forms used in art and Mountain Made artist Jim Beghtol, we believe is master of this craft.

Jim creates hand crafted copper and steel wire sculpted trees.  His wire sculpted trees are unique and different than anything we have ever seen in WNC.

Each tree is unique and made from over a 1000 individual strands of wire – twisted by hand using simple tools and creativity. (more…)

Asheville Ceramic Artist Sondra Hastings’ Meditation Plates

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“Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest. It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had. It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh. ” ~ Hugh Jackman

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Who knew an action movie star could be so eloquent? But as Sondra Hastings says, her hand-held mediation plates were inspired by both modern and ancient mediation techniques.

In ancient times, people would walk along a labyrinth, in hopes of reaching enlightenment or salvation.

People also thought of these mediation trails as being symbolic “pilgrimages”, designed to open one’s mind to new possibilities or to calm a restless spirit.

Sondra started hand molding her “Original Asheville Mediation Plates” about several years ago as way to ease her own mind and body during several tough situations and difficult health issues. (more…)

Watercolors by Sharyn Fogel

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Watercolor Paintings by Sharyn Fogel

Asheville water-colorist Sharyn Fogel is best known for her original paintings of local landscapes and mountain views done in the en plein air style.

She says, “I was born in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Eventually I will die here (not anytime soon, I hope.) In the meantime I intend to paint everything about this area that I love.

That includes mountains, trees, old chairs, white squirrels, barns, houses and anything else that catches my eye.”

With its emphasis on natural colors and flowing lines, her watercolors have been described as of a subtle kind of three-dimensional impression of our local hills and valleys. (more…)

Fiber art by Paige Houghton

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The Fiber Art of Paige Houghton

fiber art - by paige houghton

UPDATE: Paige will be conducting a live art demo on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 11:00 to 4:00PM

The three-dimensional fiber art sculptured “vessels” and window “panes” created by local artisan Paige Houghton have been compared to both blown and fused glass artwork.

As you can see for yourself her fiber art creations are truly unique with spectacular burst of brilliant colors and highlights.

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Inside the Artist’s Studio

Mountain Made gallery is happy to share her thoughts and artistic viewpoints as part of our continuing series “Inside the Artist’s Studio.”

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