LH024: Polly Gott – Watercolor Artist with a Homesteading Lifestyle

I am very excited to share with you this interview with watercolor artist Polly Gott.  Polly lives and works in the mountains in the far reaches of Madison County, North Carolina, near the Tennessee border.  She moved to the area in 1960 with her husband Peter, where they lived a very rugged life, raising their … Read more and listen to episode…

LH023: Sue Dolamore – Plein Air Painting, Solo and in Community

Sue Dolamore is a plein air painter and an organizer of community with other artists.  She is the coordinator for the Asheville Urban Landscape Painters (AULP), a group of artists that meets weekly for painting demonstrations and painting together on-site from life.   Sue works in oils, watercolors, and acrylics, and she has developed quite … Read more and listen to episode…

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…