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

great-smoky-mountain-vistas-by-asheville-artist-photographer-tim-barnwell-book-cover

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…

LH009: Jennifer Pearson – Framer’s Chop Service and Frugal Framer

Framer's Chop Service, Asheville artist resource

This week’s guest is Jennifer Pearson, owner of the Frugal Framer and Framer’s Chop Service at 95 Cherry Street in Asheville, North Carolina and Frugal Framer’s second location at 2145 Hendersonville Road in Arden. Many of us who are lucky enough to have discovered her business fondly refer to the Framer’s Chop Service as “The … Read more and listen to episode…

LH008: Elise Okrend – Pastel Landscapes Inspiring Serenity

Heron Hideaway original pastel painting by Asheville artist Elise Okrend

Elise Okrend is an Asheville artist with a clear intention for her paintings:  she wants to inspire a sense of healing, peace, and serenity for the viewer of her pastel landscapes. Elise works out of a shared studio/gallery space in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC at Wedge Studios, 129 Lyman Street.  In this … Read more and listen to episode…

LH007: Lorelle Bacon – WNC Teacher and Artist of Many Mediums

Learning Compassion original oil painting by Lorelle Bacon Asheville Artist

Black Mountain artist Lorelle Bacon speaks with host Meredith Adler about Lorelle’s life as an artist, art teacher, and highly involved member of community art groups. Lorelle works with many art mediums and teaches at various venues in Asheville, other parts of Western North Carolina, and nationally.  She has  been a mentor to many budding … Read more and listen to episode…