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…