LH022: Karen Chambers on Pastels, Art Competitions and Embracing Simplification

Flat Creek II pastel painting by Asheville artist Karen Chambers

Host Meredith Adler speaks with Asheville pastel artist Karen Chambers.  Karen works out of a studio in Candler, NC.  She talks about her love for plein air painting and her longstanding history of painting plein air alongside her mother. Karen is the daughter of watercolor artist Lorraine King, and we hear in this interview how … Read more and listen to episode…

LH021: Asheville’s Fine Art Appraiser

Vano Fine Art Appraisal

Joining host Meredith Adler for this interview is Asheville’s own fine art appraiser, Terri Vano. Along with her training in art appraisal, Terri’s qualifications include an art history degree from UNC Charlotte and a background in conservation framing (she is a Certified Picture Framer through the Professional Picture Framer’s of … Read more and listen to episode…

LH020: Cheryl Keefer-Rainy Streets and Moody Mountains

"Patton Avenue Rain" by Asheville Artist Cheryl Keefer

While threatening weather might send other outdoor painters packing up, Asheville artist Cheryl Keefer is drawn to paint those rainy day landscapes and city scapes.  In fact, a delightful segment of this interview is hearing Cheryl laugh about a recent time she started painting with good intentions to “branch out” by depicting a sunny day. … Read more and listen to episode…

LH019: William Henry Price – Painting the Aliveness of the World

Firebird original watercolor and gouache oainting by Asheville artist William Henry Price

William Henry Price is a painter in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC.  Using watercolor, gouache (opaque watercolor), and acrylic, William paints the natural world, but not in the form of traditional landscapes, as he used to do. Being part of this conversation was quite the experience for me–listening to William talk about what … Read more and listen to episode…

LH018: Fleta Monaghan – Abstract painter and owner of 310 ART in Asheville

"Smoky Mangrove" encaustic painting by Asheville artist Fleta Monaghan

When I think about Fleta Monaghan’s interview, the word “evolving” keeps coming to mind.    Fleta talks about giving herself freedom for her work to evolve rather than remaining fixed in one style.  She is a painter presently working in oils and encaustics in an abstracted manner, referencing the natural world. As owner of 310 Art, … Read more and listen to episode…