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 scouting for locations in Townsend to live and open an art studio. In the meantime, feel free to purchase online!
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. Giclée’s of my oil paintings will be available later in the year.
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 landscapes 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. They all come with a glass front and rear backer board clipped together ready for hanging unless it says it is framed or unframed.
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…
THESE ARE TWO UPCOMING ALCOHOL INK CLASSES I’M TEACHING AT THE ART GUILD OF TELLICO VILLAGE.
Guilds & Associations
Townsend Artisan Guild
Blount County Arts and Craft Guild
Foothills Craft Guild
Art Guild of Tellico Village
Arts Cultural Alliance
American Gourd Society
Handweavers Guild of America
National Basket Association
Fiber Arts Network
American Craft Council