LH015: Mary Filiss – Finally Happily Painting and Quilting in Retirement

Oil painting by Asheville area artist Mary Filiss

Mary Filiss is a painter and quilter living in Marshall, North Carolina.  She attended art school, Cooper Union College in NYC,  and upon graduation, Mary and her husband shared studio space in the same neighborhood as some of the rising stars of the period’s art scene. Life happened, and after many adventures and years of … Read more and listen to episode…

LH014: Joseph Pearson – Guiding the Next Generation and Tips on Artist Grants

"Grooming the Future" oil painting by Asheville artist Joseph Pearson

Joseph Pearson is an Asheville oil painter on a mission.  He paints pieces that convey his values and send a message to the viewer about societal issues.  He expressed during this interview that if he created work that didn’t make a statement, he would feel that he was “talking to hear myself talking.” I met … Read more and listen to episode…

LH012: Dixie Damron – The Wild Ride of her Painting Process!

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Dixie Damron is an oil painter living and working in Marshall, North Carolina.  Her pieces are rich with imagery of the natural world, both landscape and plant forms.  She is inspired by the natural beauty of Western North Carolina, and when she moved here 11 years ago from a more urban environnment, Dixie familiarized herself … Read more and listen to episode…