Artist and Studio Hours

Although hours vary, artists generally have open studio hours Fridays and Saturdays from 11A – 5P. Please visit our artists’ profiles below for studio hours or to contact an artist for an appointment. 


Randy Shull, Co-founder and Creative Director of Pink Dog Creative


Larry Turner

[email protected]
Suite #160


Karen Keil Brown

Ethereal Landscapes
Pink Dog Creative #160
[email protected]
Studio hours vary. Please call or email Karen for an appointment.
Suite #160


Patricia L. Philips

[email protected]
Suite #125


Andrea Kulish

Studio A
[email protected]
Tue.-Sat. afternoons and many early evenings
and by appointment
Suite #100

Ukrainian pysanky eggs and workshops, mixed media artwork, graphic design, t-shirts, notecards and gifts, + jewelry by Skrapmonkey


Lynn Blass

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Suite #160B


Viola Spells

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Suite #101


Patti Anastasi

Featuring acrylic/mixed media classic-style portraits with an eccentric edge.
[email protected]
Suite #101


Joseph A. Pearson
[email protected]
Suite #130

I am inspired by the subject matter that unites our humanity, our society is extremely divisive today. It is more important now than ever to unite around a common cause. My recent works reflects my interest in the protection of our environment and the mass incarceration of people of color. I have curated two exhibitions addressing the environment, the most recent being “A Contemporary Response to Our Changing Environment”. This is a joint exhibition between The Pink Dog and the Collider. The other is a body of work that addresses the effect of mass incarceration on families of those incarcerated and those who have been in the system. I am using the latter to draw attention to this issue and to offer young people a positive alternative. My work embraces the concept of social realism by drawing attention to everyday and fringe conditions. I work primarily in oil and I accept commissions.
Hours: 12-5 Monday-Saturday
[email protected]


Christie Calaycay

calaycay design ~ handcrafted jewelry
Suite 105

Christie’s work is inspired by the graceful quality of nature paying close attention to the patterns and structures it contains. These aspects combined with clean lines, texture and tone framed in a modern simplicity create intricate yet subtle designs. All pieces are entirely by hand, from first sketch through final craftsmanship. Various metals are combined in order to emphasize organic qualities and natural appearance. In a sense my jewelry is meant to ground and connect the wearer to nature and the environment.

Custom designs are available. Christie is located at 344 Depot, Suite 100 and will be open Monday–Saturday, 10-4 and by appointment.


Stephen St. Claire 

I grew up painting mostly landscapes and still life, but somewhere around 2001, I began painting on metallic leaf, and a new painting genre was born. Since the early days, I have done a lot of experimentation, discovering what the medium will and will not do (and how to make it do what I want it to do), and my work has morphed and evolved. What began as strictly abstract work on a flat substrate gradually became more “scenic” and now I do mostly full-blown reflective abstracts and landscapes, sculpting the composition onto the canvas with several layers of modeling compound and gesso, then covering the entire surface with Italian aluminum leaf.

I call my technique Dialuminism (”light passing through”) because light reflects off the metal background layer, passes through the layers of paint and then is refracted by the layers of solar resistant resin (which acts as a clear lens, fused to the surface of the painting). The result is a painting that is basically back-lit, which creates very intense color and contrast. Light plays off some areas and casts shadows beneath others, creating a dimensional painting that changes in appearance depending upon where the viewer is standing in relation to the light source.

St.Claire Art
Suite #104
828-505-3329, [email protected]
Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri + Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3


Lucy Cobos

I relocated to Asheville with my husband from Boston, MA where I worked as a professional commercial photographer for over 35 years. Among a diverse clientele in different industries, I also managed the first photography department at the NBC affiliate in Boston for ten of those years. The timing was right for me to explore other mediums of expression with our move to Asheville. I’m inspired by so much creativity I see around me, community support for artists and the resources Asheville has to offer. I often use my photography as a reference for encaustics, pastels and cold wax. Experimental or with purpose, my art is an extension of who I am and how I respond to my own imagination or the environment I find myself in.
[email protected]
Hours by appointment
Suite #101


May Rhea

Everything in my life is connected to and influenced by my love of nature.  I grew up on a farm in South Carolina and spent much of my time as a child with my grandmother who enjoyed painting plein air.  The combination of these influences created a necessity for me to lead a life that was always in some way connected to nature and allowed me to stay inspired by the “art” we see daily in our surroundings.

I reside in Fairview, NC, with my husband, dogs and cats. When I am not painting, I enjoy filling my days gardening and hiking. In addition, my volunteer work at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville is a source of great personal fulfillment.
[email protected]
Suite #101


Noël Yovovich

A very recent transplant to the gorgeous mountains of WNC from Evanston, Illinois, I was born and raised in rural Florida. For many years, I have been creating works with mountain imagery and calling them Imaginary Landscapes—places I wished for and dreamed about that were not available to me in the “here and now.” At last, living the dream!

Much of the magic of my jewelry pieces comes from the exploration of the amazing properties of titanium, a metal which can be colored with the use of heat and/or voltage. The minutely detailed imagery I create in this unique material shifts in appearance from different angles, giving it a sense of life and vitality that cannot be captured fully in a photograph. I believe that every experience in my life makes its way into my work, and I can hardly wait to see what comes in this newest chapter!
[email protected]
Wednesday-Sunday 1-5, other times by luck or appointment
Suite 101


Christine VanCott/IpsyDoodles

Christine VanCott is a watercolor artist and children’s illustrator who creates small-scale dimensional paintings, prints and custom kids’ name art. Her playful paintings are often composed in several layers, then hand cut and hand assembled for a 3-dimensional, pop-up book effect. Like a miniature storyboard, the background and foreground give each scene a sense of depth and natural shadow. Her work is tiny and cheerful, with small details and a free sense of scale and perspective.
Suite #100
[email protected]
Open most days


Julieta Fumberg

I am a mixed media artist. My main mediums are acrylics, watercolors, paper, canvas, and photography. I am creative. I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A magical city full of culture and art. I lived in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and moved to Beaufort, SC in June 2014. Resided in Beaufort for a few years, and decided to keep on moving. I found a delightful city in the mountains, Asheville, where I decided to make my home. I do everything creative. I believe that being creative is a way of life. I am lucky enough to do what I love every day of my life.

I have always loved art. One of my most dear memories is when I was about 7 years old at art class at school in Buenos Aires. I remember in detail all the art supplies, the kiln for ceramics, the tables, the smells. Art fires up my soul, and I feel as a messenger and a message is just coming through me.

Artist statement: I believe in creating art that sparks people’s emotions to start a conversation or inspires them to be a better version of themselves. Is my impact on this Earth. Abstract painting has been the best way of expressing the messages that come through me to share with the world. Using a lot of texture and colors, to make masterpieces with impact. Boldness. They stand out. They have a unique style. I become a vessel for movement.

A legacy to leave behind to inspire generations to come.

As artists we give light to the darkness
to give it new life. Suite 120.
[email protected]
O. 828.490.1044
C. 954.205.6048


Sarah St. Laurent

Taking inspiration from the textile-based encaustics of Daniella Woolf and the mixed-media art of Michelle Belto, St. Laurent incorporates fabric, metal, wood, and photography to create pieces that make the most of encaustic’s nearly three-dimensional quality. She implements the technique in a variety of genres, from landscape to collage, in a process that requires not only an artistic eye but also a constructor’s planning savvy. “With encaustic, wax is laid down in layers, and as I apply the wax and other elements, I really do feel like I’m building the painting,” she says. “When I envision a piece, I need to decide in what order those layers will be painted.”
Encaustic and Mixed Media
Suite 160B
Fri & Sat 12-5, random times and by appointment
[email protected]


Cindy Walton

The desire to dig deeper into abstraction drives Cindy’s work. She makes abstract paintings and assemblage paper works. Derived from plein air painting experiences, photography, memories and emotions from places she has visited, Cindy uses abstraction to distill these sources into their raw essence. Her paintings address less tangible aspects of landscape: texture, light, color, rhythm and space. Find her in Suite 180 beginning in mid-September.
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Aaron Hill

Aaron is a painter/illustrator focused on portrait and figurative art. He is best known for his unique, artistic take on replicating sports cards and vintage photos on a larger scale.
He follows his art wherever his mind may take him. He’s not necessarily tied down to a certain style or subject. He paints what he enjoys and chases after interesting ideas like pet portraits, tarot cards, sports cards on skateboard decks, or replicating vintage photos of family members from the past.
Aaron lives with his embroidery artist wife and two boys just up the hill from his studio. If he’s not busy with his art, you can find him hiking the beautiful trails in the mountains or taking a dip in the nearest swimming hole.
Instagram: @4aronhill
[email protected]
Suite #104
Mon-Thu 11-4, Fri + Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3


Jeremy Phillips

Jeremy Phillips works in a variety of styles from geometric abstraction to realism and collage.

Suite 103
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Aaron Tucker

Aaron Tucker is a southern artist who finds inspiration in marks, scratches, scrapes, and half-worn images. His work is aged and weathered, the color is raw. He draws heavily from antique children’s books, isolating images, then replacing original content with a new, fractured perspective.

​Aaron has always worked in both oil paint and collage, using one to influence the other. “Several years ago, I began collecting colored scraps of paper, which I found useful in developing the structure for paintings. Finding marks left behind by children in books from years past drove me toward scratching marks into wet paint, mimicking the uninhibited hand.”

​”As a child growing up in North Carolina, I spent much time wandering around in the woods, finding treasures, dragging them home, and then making art out of whatever broken bottle or metal scrap I found. These findings soon developed into the paintings I create today.”

Suite 103
[email protected]


Mark Flowers

Mark E. Flowers earned his BFA in Studio Arts from The University of South Carolina in 1977 and his MFA in Painting from Western Michigan University in 1979.Following his academic career, he has exhibited his work throughout the United States and in Europe. Mark’s work can be found in 26 public and over 300 private collections. Throughout his career he has won numerous awards for his art in both regional and national competitions. Most recently in January of 2022, he was awarded an Artist Support Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.

His art teaching career parallels his art making. He has taught art at the secondary and college levels for more than 42 years. While he has been a teacher of art, he has also chaired two fine arts departments and one painting department. He is now retired from teaching and pursuing the making of art only. He and his artist/wife, Kristy Higby live in a hand-made log cabin in the community of Alexander just eight miles down river from Asheville, NC. They have a large studio on the property they have named Mountain Tea Studios. Examples of Mark and Kristy’s work can be found on their Facebook page, Mountain Tea Studios.
Fridays from 10-5 at St.Claire Art, Suite 104


Liz Hosier

Liz Hosier believes that art is that process of seeking truth through color, light and form inspired by sight, feelings, and contemplation supported by life experiences. Her work reflects this belief as she explores art through her love of nature, travels, and her innate need to create. As an abstract artist, she works primarily in oils, encaustics, and mixed media.

Liz recently returned to Weaverville, NC, where she was born. While living in Wilmington, NC for 30 years, she taught at the Museum School at Cameron Art Museum, participated in several art organizations (Wilmington Art Association, Diverse Works), and participated in regional and local art exhibitions and individual shows throughout the southeastern United States. Currently, her work hangs in Gallery Citrine in Wilmington, NC.
Facebook: liz.hosier
Instagram: @lizhosier
[email protected]
910 620-0955
Suite 101


Pam Granger Gale / Majik Studios

Pam Granger Gale is a retired art teacher with 31 years of experience teaching all ages in different media. She has narrowed her personal art love to marbling. I have a BA degree in Art Education from Limestone College and attained National Board Certification in 2004, and in 2014.
Pam fell in love hard over thirty years ago with the process of marbling. As a lifelong teacher and learner, she has continually shared her love of the fickle process with others introducing them to a relaxing addiction.
Marbling, the ancient art of floating paint on a thickened water surface, is commonly remembered as facing pages in old books and Bibles. When the desired pattern is achieved, then it may be printed by laying paper to capture or freeze the design.
A modern trend has emerged over the last thirty years to include printing on silk and cotton fabrics with acrylic paints.
[email protected]
Most afternoons, and Saturdays, and by appointment
Suite 140


Heather Divoky

Heather Divoky is an artist and poet living and working in Asheville, North Carolina. She obtained her BA in Art History at Appalachian State University and her Masters in Arts and Culture at Leiden University, the Netherlands. She has worked in the Arts as a creator, curator, historian, designer, and administrator. Her work is shown nationally and internationally, from Nashville to Raleigh, all the way to Amsterdam. Her primary concern is story-telling through great detail and color. Divoky works with marker, ink, wire, and stained glass, although she is always trying new media and techniques.

Mon, Wed and Fri 10-4, Most Saturdays and Sundays
[email protected]
Suite 101


Tim Barnwell

At Barnwell Photography we specialize in photographing people, places, and products. This includes business and family portraits (in studio or on location), photography for artist and craftspeople (all media including wood, fiber, glass, ceramics, jewelry, and flat art), editorial assignment work for magazines, location photography of travel and tourism destinations, architectural interiors/exteriors of homes, hotels, businesses, and B&B’s, product photography, and on-site factory and industrial images. In fact, we photograph almost everything except
weddings. Other services include copying and restoring old photographs, designing and printing promotional postcards, business cards, 4 x 9 rack cards and 8.5 x 11 brochures, and making exhibition prints for folks. We also offer private photography instruction as well as a series of photography workshops open to the public.
[email protected]
Studio open by appointment
Suite 106


Emelie Weber Wade

Emelie Weber Wade is a weaver and designer maker working on 4 and 8-shaft floor looms to create modern textiles for the old soul. Wade’s current focus is on wearable art and soft sculpture constructed with sustainable, handwoven materials. She designs her own weaving patterns using computer software, then weaves the fabric on a loom and finishes it on a sewing machine. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and never replicated again. Wade’s body of work is inspired by flowers, trees, plants, and insects. 

Wade has 10 years experience in production weaving. She received training as a weaving apprentice at Berea College, where she also earned a Bachelor’s degree in studio art with a concentration in fibers. In 2014, she received the Sarah Fuller Smith Loom Award, which allowed her to purchase a loom of her choice to continue the craft. 

Emelie’s website
[email protected]
Suite 101


Maya White

Maya White is an artist, live painter and muralist working in the mountains of Asheville, NC. She paints expressive portraits, as well as capturing the life of pets in a beautifully rendered painting. White is also a live painter for weddings and events and leads mural projects in businesses and residential spaces. In her studio you will witness a portfolio ranging from cute pet paintings, landscapes, and portraiture, to colorful abstract and explorative work of interior scapes. – live painting and commissions – studio work
[email protected]
Suite 104 at St.Claire Art


Amanda McLenon

Amanda McLenon is a conservationist at heart who started her career teaching high school biology in Michigan, and completed her Masters in marine biology in Charleston, SC. During her studies, she started painting and was quickly recognized for her accurate wildlife paintings and unique style. In 2012 she received the prestigious Lowcountry Artist of the Year award. Amanda’s final scientific work was a 53-day research cruise to Antarctica. When she returned to Charleston, SC she committed full time to her art, where she exhibited at the Charleston Farmers Market, Piccolo Spoleto, and the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. In 2022, Amanda moved to the mountains of WNC and originally joined NorthLight Studios. In July of 2023 she moved across the street and opened “Amanda McLenon Fine Art Gallery and Studio” at Pink Dog Creative at 342 Depot St., #102.
Suite #102


Sara Medford

As a stained glass artist, I am endlessly captivated by the interplay of light and color. My creations are inspired by the beauty of nature, intricate patterns found in the world around us, and the unusual. Through the careful selection of colors and the meticulous arrangement of glass pieces, I aim to create pieces that evoke a sense of wonder and awe in the viewer. Each new piece is an opportunity to push the boundaries of my creativity and challenge myself to think in new ways. I approach each project with passion and dedication. Ultimately, my goal as a stained glass artist is to create beauty that transcends the ordinary. I hope that my work brings joy and inspiration to all who encounter it. I also accept commissions.

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Suite 103