DOUGLAS CHARLTON, Acrylic Painting

C.D. Charlton grew up just outside of Nashville in Gallatin, Tennessee. Old Hickory Lake provided an inspiring backdrop to begin creating artwork. Having spent much of his youth in his grandfather's woodshop, it was only natural that Charlton uses wood as his surface medium of choice. His work has a neon-rustic feel built on nostalgia. Charlton focuses on creating the feeling of a memory, using layers of color to provide those moments of perfection we all hold so close to our hearts. Whether it be a person, place, or pure emotion, he will capture that feeling you so desperately want to revisit. 

 

MOLLY MARGARET, Modern Calligraphy, Brush Lettering, & Watercolor

Molly Margaret is an artist based in Nashville, TN who specializes in wedding and event calligraphy and calligraphy instruction. Through years of studying under master penmen and other nationally-recognized calligraphers as well as teaching her own classes, Molly has developed a unique style that reflects her creativity and fun-loving personality, all the while staying true to her classically trained roots. Since 2012, her class offerings have expanded to include calligraphy for beginners, advanced calligraphy, brush lettering, modern calligraphy and holiday lettering. Molly has been a proud member of IAMPETH for 7 years and is passionate about connecting with her peers in the calligraphy community to share knowledge and further grow the craft. When she’s not in her studio, she can be found dabbling in her newfound love for the fiber arts or planning her next travel adventure. Molly’s favorite thing about calligraphy is finding the perfect way to add personality to any project with hand lettering, and as a teacher she cherishes the “aha!” moment on a student’s face as she helps them along in their own calligraphy journey. 

 

MEG MARANO, Drawing & Painting

Meg paints portraits that focus on creating a connection so often missing between people.  Pulled from dreams, visions, and everyday life, her exaggerated characters are inspired by unique facial features and movements.  Through experimenting with oils, acrylics and watercolors.  She creates colorful human faces with distorted features and paint.  Meg believes our emphatic abilities are limited by the visual illusions of reality so she aims to reach beyond these limitations and truly represent the person or feelings inside.  We can never truly know with a glance the story or truth of a person, it requires more inquiry and depth.  She makes that a challenge the fuel for her artistic journey.  Meg invites the viewer to challenge their perspective of beauty and human form along side her in her work and through her teaching!

 

SARAH ARACE, Watercolor & Illustration

As an Artist, Sarah Arace enjoys expressing herself through many different mediums.  Born as Sarah Ellen Langdon and raised in Huntington West Virginia, she currently lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and three dogs.  Sarah studied at SCAD in Savannah GA as well as The Art Institute of TN and has has taught at Vanderbilt University, University of Florida and The Little Art House.  Sarah's Inspiration and passion for the arts come from life experiences, like being a single mother at 16, overcoming life's obstacles, and embracing her "imperfections."  She appreciates any opportunity to inspire, create art and empower people!

 

CINDY WUNSCH BOWEN, Mixed Media

After Cindy spent 15 years on the Nashville music scene it was time for a new adventure.   Teaching art at an elementary school allowed her to rediscover her inner child and she felt there was much to investigate there! After teaching adults and children at Studio BE in the Richland Park area, she now paints from her home studio.

“I always include a very personal part of me with the hopes of passing good energy to the world”, Cindy says today. Layered within her work, you might find: her grandmother’s lace table cloth, a ticket from a Parisian train ride or a letter from her mother.

She considers her artwork an extension of her heart and says it's meant to inspire, evoke happiness, compassion and joy.

 

KYMBERLEE STANLEY, Oil Painting

Kymberlee has had a 20-year career as an elementary school teacher and school social worker, and now works part-time as a psychotherapist utilizing expressive art therapy. She hopes her art work will encourage the viewer to find “What gifts may have been undiscovered?” in themselves, and what may help “Bring them Home” to new parts of their souls. Kymberlee believes that “anything can be beautiful when it is seen with the right light”.

 

EMILY LESTER, Photography

Emily Lester hails from Columbia, TN, and now lives in the scenic city of Chattanooga.  She is a probesional wedding and portrait photographer based in the southeast.  Her photography focuses on a passion for landscapes and adventure lifestyle (she dreams of shooting for National Geographic some day).  Emily loves teaching photography because it opens up a world of creativity and new ideas when you know how to work your camera and take the photos that you envision!

 

ELIZABETH BRASWELL, Watercolor & Acrylic

Elizabeth has painted with watercolor since she was a child. At Watkins College of Art she taught Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor workshops for thee years for the Adult Community Education program. For 14 years, she worked full-time as a corporate art consultant. She has a Masters degree in the Art of Teaching. Her paintings are in private and public collections. 

 

 

RACHEL PRITCHETT, Watercolor & Illustrations

Rachel is originally from MIssissippi, where she first discovered her love to paint and her knack for it. She painted her way through a fine arts degree from Ole Miss and today runs her watercolor business, Rachels Renderings from her home/office/studio in Nashville.

 

CINDY BIRDSONG, Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media