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December 2017

"Joanna Marquis" photographed by Sarah Hooker

Sarah Hooker photographed model Joanna Marquis posing among pines in Swannanoa, NC. Sarah Hooker Photography, www.sarahhooker.com

Sarah’s Bio: “I’ve lived in Asheville for 10 years, and I’m so inspired by the people here. I have a degree in photography and a passion for creating beautiful images and helping women learn to love themselves. I love to create images that reflect your personality. Whether it’s a portrait, headshot, senior, business, or boudoir session, it’s important that your images are true to you. Every photography session is an adventure, and if you feel amazing and have fun, that’s how we’ll create the most beautiful natural images.”

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November 2017

"Autumn Foraging" photographed by Jill DelSordi

Photographer, Jill DelSordi captures a handful of nature while hiking through Pisgah Forest.

Jill’s Bio:

“I’ve been photographing the Appalachia mountains with my iPhone since moving to Asheville in 2016. Foraging in nature and the serenity I find in the forest inspires wellness in my life and makes me feel at home. These mountains are covered in ever-changing seasonal colors, healing stones and medicinal mushrooms, making every exploration a unique experience.”

“I was drawn to Asheville by my passions for nature, permaculture, urban farming, yoga, and design. My new farm to table endeavor with Rove & Feast empowers me to help build a local community around clean food to encourage healthy living.”

Websites: www.roveandfeast.com and www.jillofalltrades.design

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October 2017

Lena Estes photographed by Jesse Kitt

Photographer, Jesse Kitt, captured Lena Estes, founder of Earth Path Education, just hours before she birthed her first child, a daughter.

Kitt’s Bio: “I grew up in Southern California and attended the University of California at Berkeley where I found my tribe in the Art Department, and ultimately received my Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. I have made Asheville my home since 1998. Other than photography, I am passionate about empowering women and girls and hold the strong conviction that doing so will ultimately heal the world! I seek out wild and pristine places to connect with the healing power of our mother earth – and poetry, conceptual art, and electronic music regularly rock my world! Above all, however, I savor moments (and cuddle time!) with my children Sergio and Valencia and my husband Drew.”
website: www.photokitt.com

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September 2017

"France" by Bee Sieburg

16” x 20” oil on canvas by Bee Sieburg. See more work at:
www.beesieburg.com
Bee Sieburg draws inspiration from everything around her, stopping to take photos wherever she goes.
“I am inspired by beautiful scenes of the landscape, interiors of friends’ homes, broken-down houses, animals…”

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August 2017

"Sweet Red" by Jenny Buckner

11×14” oil on canvas by Jenny Buckner. Painting is sold. See more work at:
www.paintingsbyjenny.com
Jenny grew up and lives in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. She discovered her natural gift for composition and color following a difficult time in her life.
“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.”
Jenny’s work has received awards in regional and national juried shows and has been included in publications such as International Artist, Southwest Art, and Artist Magazine.

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July 2017

“PURRfection” by Angela Alexander

11” x 14”; acrylic on canvas; a recent commisson of a Persian cat.
Angela Alexander is an Asheville-based artist specializing in pet-portraits. Her work was initially inspired by her brown and tan chihuahua, Sadie, who loved to “paint” with Alexander at her home studio. Alexander’s subjects now range from cats to cows. In each piece Alexander works with bright colors to capture her subject’s unique emotions and energy.

Alexander is a member of NorthLight Studios, located in the River Arts District. You can also find her at angelaalexanderart.com and always by appointment at (828) 273-4494.

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June 2017

“Teach Them to Fish” by Joseph Pearson

Joseph Pearson paints people as figures and portraits. “Teach them to Fish” is a 37″ x 48″ oil on canvas; it speaks to training our young people to meet the challenges of life.
Website: josephart.net

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May 2017

Photo of Camplify camper
Enhanced by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker

Photo of Camplify camper, Lilli, ziplining at Camp Pinacle; enhanced by Sandi Tomlin-Sutker . To learn more about this wonderful program for kids who might otherwise be unable to attend summer camp, see Good Neighbors by Kristin Dunn

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April 2017

“Devotion” by Cameron Kempson

Cameron enjoys photographing creation, hiking with her daughter, and gardening with her chicken. She blogs about homesteading, creation care, and spirituality on her website GrowingGraceFarm.com.
Email contact: GrowingGraceFarm@gmail.com

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March 2017

"Angel Turn Toward the Sun" Photo by Mary Young.

Model Colby Files. BIO: I am Mary Young, an artist, a photographer and a passionate observer of life. At an early age I discovered my love of capturing a moment in time through my photography. Most recently I have learned to take my photos and use them to create something that a viewer might find thought provoking. My desire is to begin a story that you, the viewer, can finish. I found my artistic voice when I joined the “AWAKE, Living the Photo Artistic Life” course by Sebastian Michaels. There I not only found the how-to’s but the community of other artists that have encouraged my journey into a life of making art.
You can find more of my art at www.ArtBoja.com and key in Mary Young in the search field.

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February 2017

“The Kiss” by Rebecca Gottesman

Watercolor 9” x 12” from a series “It’s all about Love” by Rebecca Gottesman

Rebecca is inspired by Nature. An award winning watercolorist, she also works in oil and plays with acrylic. Rebecca loves color. She paints landscapes, still life, animals and meditation works. After 30 years in Vermont, WNC is her new home.

Visit Rebecca at www.RebeccasArt.com or send an email to Rebecca@Rebeccasart.com

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January 2017

"Abundance Goddess" by Lori Portka.

Mixed-Media, Size 11″ x 14″.
Lori’s mission is to spread love and happiness through her art. Her painting project was the subject of a short film called Gratitude Grows. Recently, the film aired on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. Lori’s work is carried in hundreds of retailers around the world. She lives in Asheville with her husband and two rescued greyhounds.

Lori’s art can be found at LoriPortka.com and locally at Kress Emporium, aSHEville Museum and Malaprops.