WV Artist on Display Archive

WV Artist on Display: Venturing into the Absurd, Surreal, & Abstract

Meet Matthew Helmick, a Bridgeport, WV based artist who creates oil paintings that can venture into the absurd, surreal, and abstract reaches of the human experience. Largely self-taught, Helmick says his paintings reflect elements of isolation and insulation and disturbing subject matter juxtaposed with comforting balance and harmony. He participated in the Appalachian Conscious Collective’s […]

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WV Artist on Display: Don’t Be Afraid to Throw Paint On

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Palette of Possibilities, WV Artist on Display

Alice-Gervais Sabatino is a painter and painting instructor with a focus primarily on landscape, executed in a loose and colorful style. Her emphasis is on moments of celestial transcendence seen through the lens of a night sky or a group of trees. Alice-Gervais was born in Miami, and raised in NYC and West Virginia. She […]

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WV Artist on Display: When Not Breaking Things.. Diane Hall is Gluing them Together.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, WV Artist on Display

Meet Diane Hall, a Lewisburg artist who creates beautiful mosaic mirrors, tables, teapots, and lamps using broken dishes, figurines, and found objects.  This talented artist makes jewelry from gemstones and silver, and from recycled tin and found objects. She is also a trained aromatherapist and has created a variety of her own mixtures of essential […]

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WV Artist on Display: Ginger Danz is Colorful & Abstract

Meet Ginger Danz, a full-time artist living in Fayetteville. She describes her current work as colorful and abstract, borrowing shapes from human figures, animals and nature. Ginger is originally from Indiana but her roots are now firmly planted in the soil of this rugged and beautiful place. She tells us the arts are thriving in […]

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WV Artist on Display: Creating Beauty from Chaos.

This month’s artist on display is Wendy Reagor. She shares Studio 3 with her husband Craig at Lee Street Studios in Lewisburg. Wendy considers this time in her life to be an ongoing art quest. She enjoys learning new techniques, making a mess, and rising again with a new body of artwork. Wendy specializes in […]

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WV Artist on Display: Semi Abstract w/ Rich Color!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, WV Artist on Display

Meet Beth Humphreys, our WV Artist on Display for the month of June. She loves the infinitely rich and beautiful diversity of our visual world and uses acrylic paint and mediums to create textures and transparencies to build up colors and layers. Her paintings are semi-abstract with rich color and diverse graphic elements. She describes […]

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WV Artist on Display: Local Farmer Florist has Dirty Hands, Clean Heart

Growing flowers and arranging bouquets is a way of life for local small business owner Alaina Hower. She is the face of True Heart Flower Farm, a small incubator farm at the Sprouting Farms location in Talcott and is also currently moonlighting as a designer at Greenbrier Cut Flowers in Fairlea. Hower creates unique pieces […]

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WV Artist on Display: The Zoo Inside my Head.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Palette of Possibilities, WV Artist on Display

Meet self-taught artist, Misty Murray-Walkup. Painting since childhood, she loves realism and wildlife is her favorite subject. She tells us, “I love painting in realism and wildlife is by far my favorite subject, bringing the zoo inside my head to life on canvas with my brush and paint.” She also enjoys painting portraits of people […]

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WV Artist on Display: Birdbaths to Dragonflies w/ Tanya Henson

Meet Tanya Henson, this month’s multidimensional WV Artist on Display. She is a seasoned artist with the ability to create almost anything through upcycling techniques. Tanya is a dog loving, fire dancing, kayaking and camping fiend, wherein she is always looking for cool sticks and pretty rocks to add to my creations. We came across […]

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WV Artist on Display: Inspired by Nature at its Brightest

This month’s WV Artist on Display is Donna Tolbert. She makes painted furniture, small hand-painted boxes and traditional paintings on canvas. Her passion is repairing and upcycling tired, old furniture and making it functional and beautiful. She says “each piece must have ‘good bones,’ and often the shape inspires whether it will become a koi […]

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Magical Moments & Frightening Haunts w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this October!

Magical Moments & Frightening Haunts w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this October! - Enjoy magical moments and frightening haunts w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this October 2020! At the top of most everyone’s list this month is finding magical moments, carving pumpkins with family and friends, and setting up decorations leading up to Halloween. There’s almost too much to do when fall finally rolls around including long walks […]

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