With training and skills hard-won from a lifetime of study and practice, generous QD artists donate time and expertise to create fresh, lively work in a one hour traditional quickdraw, while YOU watch! Be amazed by the talent of your accomplished artists, and bid to win your favorite pieces in the live auction. A great way to decorate your home with unique and stunning art, and it comes with a backstory you can really brag about.
A painting creates an emotion just like a story does. As long as you’re emotionally involved somehow, you’re going to keep on reading, you’re going to keep looking, keep being drawn into the story, into the painting.
I create in watercolor, ink and oils and teach beginner workshops, and have taught internationally. Inspired by all things green and good, my new children's book is entitled "Good Morning from the Forest” with artwork of my backyard forest friends.
I create dynamic, colorful paintings that tease and delight your eyes. I fearlessly interpret iconic architecture, tobacco barns as vibrant celebrations that let you revisit the familiar in a blaze of exuberant color. Living in Brussels, Denver and now WNC places my collectors across the world.
I live in TN with my husband, daughter and our little boy. I teach at Studio 212 in Maryville. With a life steeped in film and studio arts, you'll find motion and dance in my visual storytelling. I love to paint the beauty of the human condition and its balance of long-suffering and goodness.
I'm entranced by landscape color and pattern, a splash of light on a cheek, the spot of red in a landscape, the glistening of turquoise on the water. I've exhibited in national and international shows, and teach in my Candler studio.
I have only a desire to paint what is my own – wholly and completely from within – along with the offerings of the earth and her daily miracles of color and light. When I begin a painting, I take inspiration from a beautiful light, color, form or texture and then continue working through observation.
My love of art started early, as my mother often pointed out nature's beauty in a sunset or a cloud-filled sky. I love oil on canvas to portray both realism and my abstract work, with color, shape, texture and value. Teachers and role models inspired me, so I know how vital teachers are to the students in their care.
Teresa Pennington is a self-taught colored pencil artist with a talent she says is God-given. Often spending as much as four months on one drawing, she meticulously renders the scenery, landmarks, flora and fauna of Western North Carolina with an emphasis on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Kelly is an American Representational Painter with a varied and expansive artistic background. Born and raised in the Appalachians of Western North Carolina, she uses elements from the landscape with its flora and fauna to compose beautiful and imaginative paintings and portraits.
I'm a professor of art ed at WCU, and Director of the School of Art and Design. I support the art teacher-as-artist model for training teachers and educating students. Interests include K-12 teaching, printmaking, fiber arts and mixed media.
Acrylic with oil wash
I moved to structural landscape painting from animation. Walking to work for eight years, I was able to observe manmade structures in progressive deterioration, with nature encroaching. The textures, peeling veneer, cobblestones, integrating new with old are fascinating.
I describe my style as "painterly realism" in oil, and strive for clear color, a strong focal point, and a good design. Living in Western North Carolina provides all the subject matter one could ever desire. We are surrounded by our beautiful natural world.
A professional portrait photographer, I moved from Germany in 1971 to the Asheville area. I am self-taught and specialize in acrylics on canvas. Some of my favorite subjects are animals and florals, machinery and architecture.
I hope the light, shadow and detail in my realistic paintings gives you joy.
I moved from realism to impressionism to capture lines, shapes, lights, and shadows as dancing colors of our lives, bringing depth and movement. I follow my heart and the mood of the day, mixing oils directly on canvas, pushing and turning to create engaging textures and colors.
PLEASE DO CHAT WITH ME AS I CREATE!
Alongside your one-hour focused painters, meet QuickDraw demo artists creating in slower mediums like clay, wood, wax, fiber, textile, or metal, whose processes cannot be completed in the hour. Their lack of time constraint lets you engage and chat with them during the QD hour.
Enjoy, watch and learn as they bring to life some of the many steps involved in creating their works. Demo artists bring an already-made art piece that you can bid on and buy in the silent auction!
Cathey's passion is functional clay art, hand-building or throwing useful pieces that surmount our daily needs, with a selection of unique glaze colors. Discover her pottery and gourmet olive oil/spice blend products at Corner Station in Waynesville.
Medium: Textiles/ Millinery
Teresa is a fourth-generation textile artist in a dynasty of weavers. She studied internationally under top fiber artists, trained in millinery, and worked with the US textile industry. She makes bespoke and custom hats, and is featured in the Blue Ridge Heritage Craft Trail and in the 2023 PBS series The Weekend Show.
I'm creating a unique sculpture for the QD auction, and the sparks are flying at my place so they won't fly across Laurel Ridge. Look on the pavilion for it! I work in steel and honed my skills at Haywood CC's Professional Crafts program. My nature-inspired creations can be seen on civic Main Streets and many WNC private homes.
Debbie contributed a piece in the silent auction. "Metalsmithing has always intrigued me, I took a class at Haywood Community College and have been metalsmithing ever since. I have trained at Arrowmont, William Holland Lapidary School, and Studio3. I work with mixed metals like silver, copper, and brass. I enjoy the Native American style of jewelry by stamping and incorporating differing gemstones into my work."
Medium: oil & pastel
I studied art at William & Mary and the Ringling School of Art, then worked as a technical writer and graphic artist. Moving to WNC, I discover new sources of inspiration, often as close as my own backyard.
Medium: Colored Pencil
Stephanie is self-taught in colored pencils, drawing full time after a teaching career. Her nature-themed works reflect painstaking observation to render fine details of fur and feather in her landscape and wildlife portrayals.
Medium: Story Quilt
I am a visual arts educator holding degrees in arts ed, special ed, gifted education, and theology. As a schoolteacher, I have lived what art teachers go through with no money.
A self-taught quilter, I create in my WNC studio at 4100 feet.
Pam is a self-taught mosaic artist, continuing to follow her muse after studying Arabic art and living in the Middle East. She likes to incorporate glass, tile & pottery in her designs. Her base surfaces are often interesting and richly textural items from across the globe.
Medium: Artisan Fly Rods- bamboo
"It's not the fish we seek. It's our own solitude." Tommy is a fly fishing instructor and vintage rod restorer, and has fished in every state on the East Coast. He crafts and restores rods to their original fishing condition, for your fishing and collectible display.
Tommy and Thomas Custom Rods is the largest purveyor and restorer of British, French and Irish split-cane bamboo rods in the country.
Cory owns Plottware Pottery, a collection of elegant and durable Colonial-inspired wares. Meant to be used daily as well as cherished for decades, Cory's functional pottery is an ode to stoneware styles from the past.
Catharine Ellis has been a weaver and a dyer for over 40 years. After three decades of teaching the Fiber Program at Haywood Community College she is now dedicated to studio work, focusing on natural dye processes. She does specialized, selected teaching, in the U.S. and internationally. Recent projects include teaching natural dyeing in Guatemala through Mayan Hands.
Sarah exuberantly portrays the world with light and color, fanciful shapes and brushwork. A perennial audience favorite at QuickDraw, she takes a miss but offers a piece at silent auction and a Little Gem small work for you.
LA GRANADA CUFF BRACELET
Reticulated molten sterling silver. Cast silver pomegranates and leaves, combined in a cold connection style to render a unique cuff.
Back to the Waynesville community, Rebecca uses sterling silver and semiprecious and fine gems in her works, featured in Florida and NC galleries.
David is a former arts executive in retail design and owned a Waynesville gallery. David now creates in clay and often incorporates nature and Native American themes into his work. He offers a Little Gem small work and a monumental eagle mother and baby on wood at auction. Don't miss out!
Kaaren Stoner Design Studio
Kaaaren is a master clay artist of 5 decades, beginning with a folk high school pottery course in Sweden. She will not be throwing pots on site, but offers a tall vase with grapevine in silent auction and a wall pocket vase in the Little Gems small works gallery.