Local Hearted: Asheville Artists | WNC Artists | Art Business

Local Hearted: Asheville Artists | WNC Artists | Art Business


Latest Episodes

LH025: Susan Sinyai – Light-Inspired Landscape and Still Life Paintings
October 24, 2018

Whether painting still lifes or landscapes, in oils or pastels, Asheville artist Susan Sinyai's inspiration is light.  In this interview, Susan talks about her development as an artist and how she is now passing on her love of painting to others,

LH024: Polly Gott – Watercolor Artist with a Homesteading Lifestyle
June 24, 2018

I am very excited to share with you this interview with watercolor artist Polly Gott.  Polly lives and works in the mountains in the far reaches of Madison County, North Carolina, near the Tennessee border.

LH023: Sue Dolamore – Plein Air Painting, Solo and in Community
March 02, 2018

Sue Dolamore is a plein air painter and an organizer of community with other artists.  She is the coordinator for the Asheville Urban Landscape Painters (AULP), a group of artists that meets weekly for painting demonstrations and painting together on-s...

LH022: Karen Chambers on Pastels, Art Competitions and Embracing Simplification
December 05, 2017

Host Meredith Adler speaks with Asheville pastel artist Karen Chambers.  Karen works out of a studio in Candler, NC.  She talks about her love for plein air painting and her longstanding history of painting plein air alongside her mother. -

LH021: Asheville’s Fine Art Appraiser
September 07, 2017

Joining host Meredith Adler for this interview is Asheville’s own fine art appraiser, Terri Vano. Along with her training in art appraisal, Terri’s qualifications include an art history degree from UNC Charlotte and a background in conservation framin...

LH020: Cheryl Keefer-Rainy Streets and Moody Mountains
July 24, 2017

While threatening weather might send other outdoor painters packing up, Asheville artist Cheryl Keefer is drawn to paint those rainy day landscapes and city scapes.  In fact, a delightful segment of this interview is hearing Cheryl laugh about a recent...

LH019: William Henry Price – Painting the Aliveness of the World
June 22, 2017

William Henry Price is a painter in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC.  Using watercolor, gouache (opaque watercolor), and acrylic, William paints the natural world, but not in the form of traditional landscapes, as he used to do. -

LH018: Fleta Monaghan – Abstract painter and owner of 310 ART in Asheville
April 19, 2017

When I think about Fleta Monaghan's interview, the word "evolving" keeps coming to mind.    Fleta talks about giving herself freedom for her work to evolve rather than remaining fixed in one style.  She is a painter presently working in oils and encaus...

LH017: Michael Hatch, glassblower – “Have furnace, will travel!”
March 15, 2017

With the mastery that comes from 30 years in glass-blowing, Michael Hatch still experiences the process as a rush! In this interview, Michael gives us a look at what makes the medium unique and so exciting to him. -

LH016: Skip Rohde – Meditation on War and Life
February 15, 2017

It takes a very skilled artist to capture the likeness of a person in a painting or drawing.  Skip Rohde is a figurative artist who aims even higher.  He talks in his interview about his intention to capture something of the personality,