From the mainstays to the up-and-comers, these are the artists in Charlotte of whom you need to be well aware.
Josh Brown – A Charlotte native, Josh Brown is a highly motivated local artist. While he is still in the process of getting his degree in Industrial Design at Savannah College of Art and Design, Josh also dabbles in painting and sculpture. With his highly illustrative style, Josh captures wildlife in a bold and graphic way. His paintings have been well received here in Charlotte at Shane Gallery and beyond. | www.joshbrownfineart.com
Nathaniel Lancaster – Nanthaniel Lancaster attended UNCC and has been an art fixture in Charlotte ever since. Lancaster has participated in numerous juried art shows and exhibitions in the last few years, but his momentum and popularity has picked up exponentially in the last few years. Most recently he has worked with the McColl Center, Cornelius Center of Art, Pease Gallery, and Gallery twenty two. He describes his style as post modernism though he pulls from different styles and influences throughout art history. | www.nathaniellancaster.com
Rosalia Torres Weiner – A native of Mexico, Rosalia uses her heritage and experiences as a mother and Mexican immigrant in her colorfully painted murals and paintings. A Charlottean since 1985 she has made large strides in the art world as well as her philanthropic endeavors, founding Project Art Aid in 2010. If you want to see her in action, Rosalia will be an affiliate artist at the McColl Center and will be an artist there from April 2014 until August 2014. | www.artbyrosalia.com
Charlotte Foust – Charlotte is a painter of non-objective subject matter of mixed media including graphite and acrylic collage. She finds artistic freedom in abstraction. After attending UNCC, Charlotte has been shown nationally as well as locally in the McColl Center, Levine Museum, and the Mint Museum. | www.charlottefoust.com
Stephanie Neely – Stephanies beautiful flower works in oil pastel are realistic and vibrant. Looking at her playfulness with color and light, you can easily see the influence of the masters Caravaggio and Vermeer. In addition to winning several national oil pastel art competitions, Stephanie was also named Charlottes best artist by Charlotte Magazine in 2011. Many of her works can be seen and purchased at the Elder Art Gallery in Charlotte. | www.stephanieneely.com
Jennifer Levine – Boasting a huge body of work, Jennifer Levine dabbles in every subject matter from landscapes to abstract shapes in every medium from oil paint to block prints. After working in the financial field for fifteen years, Jennifer began to re-explore her passion for art and hasnt looked back since. She paints what she likes and it shows in her vibrant colors and brush movements. Her art can be seen and purchased at Slate interiors in Plaza Midwood. | www.jenniferlevinestudios.com
Miriam Durkin – A figure painter and drawer, Miriam specializes in depicting the human body. She enjoys mixing gestural lines with the classic interpretation of the human body. She hosts painting and drawing workshops out of her studio in South End. She also offers private lessons for all of you out there who have always wanted to be an artist. | www.miriamdurkin.com