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…

LH011: Tim Barnwell – Fine Art Photographer and Photographer of Fine Art & Craft

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In this week’s episode of the Local Hearted Podcast, I talk with Asheville photographer Tim Barnwell.  When I decided to do a show with Asheville and Western North Carolina artists and people who have services for local artists, I thought of Tim, because he is qualified on both counts.  He is a fine art photographer, … Read more and listen to episode…

LH010: Amanda Heinz-Stevenson – Firestarter Shrines

"Listen to Your Heart" shrine by Amanda Heinz-Stevenson, Firestarter Shrines

Asheville artist Amanda Heinz-Stevenson makes shrines in matchboxes, adding teeny objects and inspired messages that often call out to people who need to hear them.  They are frequently given as gifts and touch the recipient deeply. Amanda works out of a shrine-like studio in her attic.  Even the care with which she chooses and stores … Read more and listen to episode…