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.
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!
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”.
ELIZABETH WORRELL BRASWELL, Watercolor & Acrylic
No two artists are alike! I love leading students through the painting process and seeing their individual expressions”, says Elizabeth.
Elizabeth was raised in an a family of artists, arts educators, and arts administrators. She is a professional artist and art teacher. She has taught adult painting classes at Watkins College of Art and the University School. She currently teaches watercolor and acrylic painting at Little Art House. Previously, she taught online Spanish full-time for Austin Peay State University. Before that she worked as a corporate art consultant and an artist’s agent.
Elizabeth has a Masters degree in the Art of Teaching. Her paintings are in private and public collections. She is a member of the Chestnut Group of plein air painters and the Tennessee Watercolor Society. She is the founder of the Creative Circle of Nashville an artists community of support and exploration.
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.
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.