Artist, Brennen McElhaney was born in 1968 in Santa Barbara, California. He studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1990.
Ann Vasilik, a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has lived in Asheville, North Carolina since 1988. She received a bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Philadelphia College of Art. Ann has worked as a painter, illustrator and teacher in Virginia, California, Hawaii, North Carolina and the Republic of the Philippines. She has had numerous one-woman shows and has received many awards and commissions. Her work is contained in private and corporate collections.
Julyan Davis is an English-born artist who has painted the American South for over twenty five years. He received his art training at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London. In 1988, having completed his B.A. in painting and printmaking, he traveled to the South on a painting trip that was also fueled by an interest in the history of Demopolis, Alabama and its settling by Bonapartist exiles.
Davis now lives in Asheville, North Carolina. His work is exhibited internationally, and is in many public and private collections. Recent acquisitions include the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, the Greenville County Museum of Art (South Carolina), the Morris Museum (Augusta, GA) and the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion and Western Residence. His newest work, interpreting traditional American ballads through the contemporary South, has been touring museums with accompanying lectures and musical performances.
I am a portrait and gallery artist residing with my wife Kim and our three children in the mountains of North Carolina.
Robert J. Simone is an artist with the ability to see extraordinary beauty in ordinary places. His enthusiasm for nature and passion for painting are infectious. He has been described as a highly-skilled representational painter who possesses an innate sense of color and composition. Simone has a way of seeing, an artistic vision, which is uniquely his own. He responds to and paints the landscape in a way that makes it more accessible to the viewer. He believes the creation of fine art goes beyond the mere learning of a craft. He says, “The art of painting is passionate response to nature. It’s a way of seeing that orchestrates the broad array of visual stimuli into a harmonious whole.”