Peggy Horne Taylor
Carol Branton Morrow
Featured Artists of the Month
The Asheville Gallery of Art’s featured artists for January will be new members Peggy Horne Taylor, Patricia Sweet-MacDonald, Carol Branton Morrow and Pat Perkerson. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday, January 6 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. The public is cordially invited.
The exhibition, “New Year, New Beginnings”, will feature paintings in a variety of media by four of the gallery’s newest artist-members. The show will be on display through Tuesday, January 31, 2012.
The gallery is located at 16 College Street in downtown Asheville. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 251-5796 or visit www.ashevillegallery-of-art.com.
Pat Perkerson was born in what is now Zimbabwe and has lived in England, Australia, and the Middle East. She now resides permanently in Asheville. Her work often reflects the people she meets and the cultures and environments she experiences when traveling. Pat works in mixed-media collage, watercolor, and sculpts in a variety of materials.
Peggy Horne Taylor lived in Saudi Arabia for 30 years and many of her works are inspired by the Middle East and her travels. Taylor currently operates her studio and gallery, Willow Wisp Farm Studios, and teaches art classes. She is devoted to painting colorful oil and pastel impressionistic work.
Patricia Sweet-MacDonald was born in Clearwater Beach, Florida. After having two children she moved her fam- ily to New Hampshire. It was here that she studied the traditional oil-painter’s palette and began to capture the ever-changing seasons on canvas. Now being surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, her desire to paint has been fueled even more than ever!
Carol Branton Morrow’s love of drawing and painting started in early childhood. After a 25+ year career in advertising she has had the opportunity to get back to her first love. That first “Wow” moment is what she strives to share in her paintings.