865-448-3070 info@gracehillart.com

Gracehill Fine Art & Basketry

Kathleen A Janke, Artist

865-448-3070 • 865-660-6400


Artisan baskets with wooden branch


Alcohol Inks

Alcohol Inks

Photography on

Original Oil Paintings

Coming Soon

I am the retired innkeeper of Gracehill Bed and Breakfast in Townsend, TN, entering the next chapter of my life with Gracehill Fine Art and Basketry. I am in the process of building a home and art gallery/studio at 110 Mountain Ave, Townsend, TN.  It should open mid November 2023. 

For those of you missing Gracehill B&B and the award-winning view, you can purchase my best sunset photos printed on canvas at the “Photography” link below.  

My Alcohol Inks are originals. I have painted in oils for over 45 years, however, while I was closed spring of 2020 because of the pandemic, I discovered and fell in love with alcohol inks. With alcohol ink, it all comes down to color.  They lend themselves to the subject matter of flowers, abstracts, or landscape scenes.  I never felt adequate trying to paint the view from Gracehill in oil till I discovered the brilliant colors and “flowability” of alcohol inks. My inspiration for these paintings are the gardens and mountains that surround me. The majority come with a glass front and rear backer board clipped together ready for hanging unless it says it is framed.

Many of my baskets are now done on commission. Each basket is one of a kind.  If something has caught your eye on the “Baskets Available” or “Baskets Sold” tabs, and you want a basket designed specifically for you, go to the “Design a Basket” page. By answering those questions, you can guide me in the design process.

I am having the time of my life, hope you enjoy…

Guilds & Associations

Southern Highland Guild
Piedmont Craft Guild
Townsend Artisan Guild
Blount County Arts and Craft Guild
Foothills Craft Guild
Art Guild of Tellico Village
TN Artist’s Association
TN Craft

Arts Cultural Alliance
American Gourd Society
Handweavers Guild of America
National Basket Association
Fiber Arts Network
American Craft Council