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The Orange County Artists Guild is a non-profit organization seeking to increase the visibility and recognition of area artists and crafts people.
The Orange County Artists Guild is a group of over 100 artists based in Orange County, North Carolina. Established in 2000, the guild supports member artists with community and educational opportunities. The guild’s most visible public event is to organize and promote the annual Open Studio Tour.
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As luck would have it after retiring from my day job I moved from my home of 45 years in Chicago to the small town of Carrboro known as "The Paris of the Piedmont." I love this small town and the people who are enthusiastic in supporting the Arts. Here I have continued to pursue my two loves — garden design and painting and I'm happy to say I've succeeded at both even though I'm a self-taught, intuitive painter and garden designer. I paint in Acrylics which I find most suits my intuitive style and lack of patience to wait…
“Kookaburra sits on an old gum tree...” goes a song from my childhood. Gum is a large family of Australian trees which are locally known as “Mallee.” Burls from Mallee trees are especially beautiful and, when you find them available in the US, are expensive. Because of the expense, I was unwilling to turn Australian burls for several years after I began turning. While Australia burls are expensive, it is possible to turn them into beautiful vessels. The burl shown here is a Mallee burl that cost $35.00. What one notices immediately is the highly irregular shape. The outside of…
As an artist I am never at loss for painting ideas. Most of all I love animals. These ideas often come to me as I paint instead of setting out to depict a certain scene. As I paint the colors and images all come together and I change this or that until I can say in my heart I am finished. When I started painting the cow, I first just began the cow’s head and then I decided to add some flowers to her hair and make her look like my version of Frieda Kahlo. Many of my cows are…
This program is supported by the Orange County Arts Commission.
This program is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Building recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America.