Welcome to our blog at Gallery of the Mountains! We are located inside the historic Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in Asheville, NC. We specialize in fine American handmade crafts, mostly from local and regional artists. We will be happy to ship any item listed here or help you find the perfect gift in our Gallery. For more info about our artists featured in the header photo above, click on Header Artists page. Please feel free to contact us for availability and prices either by phone or email. Toll Free 1-800-692-2204 or email@example.com
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Nell grew up near the Smoky Mountains where she can remember painting on river rocks with her sisters. She received her degree in Fine Arts from University of Tennessee with emphasis on painting and printmaking.
She received a gift of a metalwork class from a friend and immediately took to the medium. She utilizes all of her techniques in her jewelry - printmaking, painting and metal fabrication. She draws the design and then etches it into the metal. She adds color using a metal inlay and also paints images on a polyshrink acrylic. Filing and shaping the metal objects allows her to arrange them to form a story or mood.
The Gallery carries her earrings, necklaces and rings with various themes including hearts, peace symbols, teapots and birds.