lives at Lake Norman in Mooresville with her
husband Tom and their cats. She is an
active member of MAG and the
Lake Norman Art League. She attended Columbus College
of Art & Design Ohio. She attended workshops/classes with Zoltan Szabo, Sterling
Edwards, Linda Kemp, and Phil Garrett. She studied
pastel painting with master pastelist George Thompson.
Ginny Campany grew up in New York City
and spent many years on Long Island before moving to NC
and the Lake Norman area where she now resides.
She started her painting experience at first with oils
and acrylics and then graduated to watercolor which as
become her latest medium. She enjoys painting flowers,
still life subjects, village scenes, and lake and water
scenes. Her paintings can be seen at retail locations in
the local area.
Susan is mostly self-taught but
has studied with many artists including John Salimenien,
Sterling Edwards, Brenda Mattson and Mooresville’s own
talented artist Tiffany Fox. “I am very detail oriented
and have immersed myself into learning everything that I
can to improve and add to my artistic ability. I love
to paint anything that provokes an emotion and reaction
Barbara is a full time artist working in
watercolor and oil.
A great influence on her work has been her
association with Jeff Webb, an acclaimed artist and personal friend.
She is a past member of several art organizations in New York,
Florida and Mississippi and is currently a member of both the Ocean
Springs Art Association and the Singing River Art Association in
Janie was born in Wilmington
NC, and attended UNC Greensboro with a BSHE.
Her career in art began in NJ. She moved with her husband, and daughters to PA where she discovered watercolors with artist Dennis Minch and acrylics and oil with with Marge Andruk.
In NC Janie attended workshops with Pat Weaver,
Barbara Nechis, Susanne Peck and Sterling Edwards.
Janie has been an active MAG member since 1996
self-taught oil painting artist.
He started painting about 25 years ago after injuring himself while
playing basketball. He was required to stay off his feet unless
using crutches. Because he would not stay off his feet, his wife
took away the crutches. Confined to sitting, he started watching
Bill Alexander on TV. Leo quickly found he had a natural touch
Leo paiints wild animals, birds, friend's
pets, floral arrangements and landscapes. Visit
Carol Rowzie Whitmore- Herring
is an artist and art teacher. She has a B.A. Degree
in Art from Madison College, Harrisonburg, VA, has taught high
school art in Virginia; drawing, painting, and portraiture for
Mitchell Community College Continuing Education Dept. in
Statesville; and watercolor portraits and landscapes for the
Florence Thomas Memorial Art School, Glendale Springs, NC. She
teaches art workshops and classes for art groups, and privately in
her studio. You can contact Carol Ann at
Deb won a drawing class in
a silent auction and enrolled at the Torpedo Factory in
Alexandria, VA where she studied under David Carter and Mike
Francis learning drawing, graphite, calligraphy, oil, acrylic and
charcoal. They preached that Americans were losing their edge with
lower intensity work to the brilliant color pallet of Italians.
They, also, felt that shadows should more often than not be bold
rather than gentle. Deb fought her instincts on both of these
attitudes, and continued to study there for another three years.
Angela Van Every Johnston
Angela resides in
Mooresville, North Carolina and New Mexico, both places
she is passionate about. The water at Lake Norman gives
her tranquility and the open space in New Mexico gives
her inspiration. She has studied under many well know
artists and sold her work throughout the United States.
Angela is married and has five children and five
grandchildren who give her an enormous amount of
inspiration and support. Visit
has painted in the medium of water-color
since 1996, upon which time she retired from a long career in Human
Resources with Kemper Insurance in Charlotte, NC. She has studied
under inspiring and talented teachers including Carol
Whitmore-Herring, Charlotte Laxton, Sterling Edwards, Chuck
McLachlan, Noyes Capehart Long, Tony Couch and Tom Lynch. Exhibits of her work have been in galleries in
Giverny, France, Statesville, Mooresville, Troutman and Asheville,
NC. Her favorite subjects have involved landscapes. Trees, Lakes,
ocean and skies reflect Peggy's close relationship with God. She
serves on the Board of Mooresville Artist Guild as Secretary. Peggy Paints every Tuesday with the Daveste
Artists in Troutman at the Vineyard.
born and raised in Pennsylvania and spent many years in
West Virginia as a High School Art teacher. Her
interests are varied and she has enjoyed working with
stained glass, watercolors, and oils. Her new loves are
wood turning and pastels. Nell moved to the Lake Norman
area several years ago and enjoys the Mooresville Artist
Guild and Wood Turning classes at the Ice House in
Mary is basically a self-taught
artist working in Oils since 1965, in Acrylics since 1978 and
Watercolors since 1980. Watercolor has been her main media ever
since. She has also studied under many well known local, regional
and nationally known artists. Her current interests are structures
with textures, old doors and her current favorite, windows.
Mary also enjoys regional scenes.
Pat is part of the McGuire
team. Both avid photographers, they agree that Pat is the more
artistic half of the duo. She enjoys a
fledgling career as wedding photographer, a passion discovered
when the daughter of a friend found herself without a photographer
less than a week before her wedding. Pressed into service at the
last minute, Pat and Wayne did their best. To their utter amazement,
the resulting album was a huge success and they found themselves
launched into a whole new world of opportunities.
John is originally from Richmond,
Virginia, and besides woodturning, is an independent
insurance agent in Mooresville, NC. He has been
woodturning for three years.
He studied under Alan Hollar, a professional woodturner from
Crossnore, NC. At the Klingspore Expo in October, 2005, he won a
blue ribbon for pens and a yellow ribbon for bottle stoppers. John's
work "Double Jeopardy" won first place in the MAG 25th Annual
Artoberfest in October.
Penny My direction for working
with the human form doesn’t necessarily concern the
fundamentals of anatomy or the beauty of a particular
subject. The fascination and challenges of conveying an
emotion or gesture with tension or subtle concepts with
intention and more importantly, subconscious intention,
are the intrinsic reasons for my working figuratively
with clay. The tactile quality of clay makes my hands
sing. It has given an expanded voice to my need for
expression and the desire to share the results. The use
of added materials such as beaded wire, steel rod to
help a figure “float” and other found objects all
contribute to the story that is being told. Creative
exploration is possible without limitations. I find that
each figure tells a different story to each viewer or
collector. A connection is made. Visit Penny's site
Ellen studied art at the University of Arkansas at
Monticello with an emphasis in metal/three dimensional
work in silver and gold and copper enameling. Recently
she has studied watercolor painting locally with Carol
Ann Whitmore-Herring and Edrie Knight and at Springmaid
Beach Watermedia Workshops with Jean Grastorf and Alex
Powers. Visit ellen's site at
Terri Holtzclaw Reiser
Terri says: "I received my BFA and MFA and teaching certification
from East Carolina University. I have shown mostly
regionally SE including the Mint Museum. I taught art
for many years at Pitt Community College, ECU extension
courses, Greenville Museum of Art and with Cape Hatteras
National Park as a starting member of their Artists in
the Parks program. I presently live on a small farm in
Maiden...Ya'll come visit!"
born and grew up in Finland. She moved to the U.S. in
1984 when she married her husband Eric. Leena is mostly
self-taught in art although she has taken a few drawing
and watercolor classes over the years. She likes to
draw portraits in graphite and lately also in colored
pencil. I also paint still life and landscapes in
watercolor and pastel.
Mary has lived and worked
in North Carolina most of her life. Primarily
self-taught, Mary has taken classes and workshops with
area artists and studied various media at Central
Piedmont Community College.
Mary’s choice of subject matter and her choice of the
medium for each work is determined by the subject. She
has won awards in both painting and photography.
Cheri says her days are filled
with taking care of her home, yard and gardens, helping
friends and neighbors and volunteering at MAG.
In my spare time, I paint with oils. I’ve experimented
with other mediums but my first love is oil. I love
everything about them; the smell, the feel, the movement
of the paint on the canvas. It’s a very freeing feeling
to create just for creation’s sake. Visit
Lois never took art classes, but accepted an
invitation to go to an oil painting class in a nearby High School in
Long Island, NY
and got hooked. She studied watercolor under
the well-known artist, Elaine Kane. When she moved to NC, she
joined the Mooresville Artist Guild. Lois has been
in the Guild for over 10 years and have served in many capacities
throughout that time.
Dianne was given a brownie box
camera by her mother thirty-five years ago, and photography became a life-long hobby.
After moving up to an SLR for 20 years she is now shooting in
digital format and is interested in offering some of her work for
sale, making photography a self-supporting pastime. In her other
life, Dianne is a wife, mother, homemaker and choral conductor. She
is music director at Nativity of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in
Charlotte and has lived here with her family for nineteen years.
has been turning for about 2 years now. "I became
interested in wood turning after seeing David Kaylor
do a demo at the Mooresville Artist's Guild. I have
always been intrigued by wood carvings and turnings.
Shortly after watching David, I decided to give it a
try. I bought a used lathe and went out to find some
wood. There have been some failures along the way, but
that's how I learn. Some of my other hobbies have taught
me to be patient and have given me ideas that I can
apply to working with wood. I have spent a lot of hours
out by my shop learning the joys of this hobby."
Terri moved to Mooresville from Oshkosh, WI "I
needed to find something to tap my creative side. I left
a fulfilling career as a hair stylist and now found time
to rediscover my fine arts side that has laid dormant
for too many years. I was reintroduced to art by
attending Mary Setzer's "Beginning Art for Adults" class
and quickly remembered my preferences of mediums, along
with introduction to pastels, which I love! I would
attend Wednesday open studio to get acquainted with
other artists and mediums. As of late Barbara Earnshaw
reintroduced me to oils and it quickly brought back my
fondness for working in that medium."
Rob is an abstract painter that
primarily uses acrylics on canvas. He applies paints in
unconventional methods rarely using a brush. He aspires
to achieve pure abstract pieces that can inspire moods
through wild unbound colors and original shapes. His
influences include Pollack, Rothko, and Peter Max.
Please visit for eye enjoyment at
Roberta was drawn to pastels because of
the brilliant color and flexible nature of the medium.
Her works generally reflect still-life subjects with
bold, close-in design and bright use of color.
Compositions hope to portray common objects uniquely,
capturing the image in a modified “photo-realistic”
manner. Roberta is semi-retired and works as a
consultant for non-profit organizations.
Ron graduated from the Maryland Institute,
College of Art, in Baltimore. After returning to the
sunny South, his boyhood home. He taught a variety of
art and visual communications courses at Central
Piedmont Community College in Charlotte for almost
twenty-five years. Currently, he teaches beginning and
advanced watercolor classes at the Statesville Senior
Center and oil painting for Mitchell College, Continuing
Education Division. He has six grown children and lives
happily in Statesville with his wife, Mary Ann.
Tony displayed 20 of his watercolor paintings
at the Depot. He received praise from family, friends and people who
viewed his work. Tony started painting in 1996 after a couple of back
surgeries forced his retirement. His doctor suggested he find a hobby. His daughter
provided watercolor paints
and paper and said "Paint!" So he did.
Shelly says, "Since I was a small child, and I could hold a
crayon, I have always had my "hands on" creating one project or
another. I was blessed to have parents that encouraged my love for
I am a portrait artist, a muralist,
a decorative artist, and diversified in many art
mediums. I presently enjoy working in oils and colored pencil.
I do commissioned pieces both publicly and
privately from New York to the Carolinas. Visit Shelly's site