Category: Artist Spotlight

Artist’s Spotlight: Dwane Powell

Dwane Powell Congenital Cartoonist by Liza Robers photographs by Peter Hoffman In a career spanning more than 40 years, nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Dwane Powell has published more than 15,000 cartoons, won countless prestigious awards, and had his body of…

Raleigh Now Spotlight: artist Preston Montague

Cover Artist Botanical Illustrator Preston Montague by Liza Roberts photograph by Madeline Gray Botanical illustrator Preston Montague was already considering which native North Carolina plants he might include in his drawing of the letter W for his Codex Carolinum alphabet…

Artist Spotlight: Murphy Trogdon Ayala

MURPHY TROGDON ALAYA’S Rural Landscapes by Liza Roberts photographs by Catherine Nguyen Raleigh landscape artist Murphy Trogdon Ayala, known for her serene paintings of rural Southern landscapes and architecture, is busier than ever with the work that has made her…

Artist’s Spotlight: John Beerman

“I find solace in looking at the landscape. I think it’s a human thing. We all do.” –John Beerman   by LIZA ROBERTS photographs by LISSA GOTWALS The 34 paintings currently on view at Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh – luminous,…

Design thinking: Zang Toi

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jillian Clark A burst of creative energy shook up professor Justin LeBlanc’s class at N.C. State School of Design one recent morning: New York designer Zang Toi stopped by. A whirl of beaming smiles, charming…

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