Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Listed on the national register for historic places, Mt. Zion is a landmark building facing Asheville’s culturally significant block, Eagle Street.  The church was fashioned in the Victorian-gothic style popular in the early 1900’s in the US.  This style is really very distinct for Asheville, a city that’s famously Art Deco designed. Check out Thomas Wolfe’s short story, Child by …

Famous Faces of Asheville First Draft

A new print in the works featuring little sketches of “Famous Faces” from Asheville.  Thomas Wolfe takes center stage, but definitely note the elite crew below him who helped shaped Asheville in their own way.  This print will be available in the next few days.  Stay tuned!

Thomas Wolfe Collection Pics

Thomas Wolfe and the Thomas Wolfe House are an integral part of downtown Asheville.  His seminal book, Look Homeward Angel, paints, at times, an unflattering view of Asheville and its citizens at the turn of the twentieth century.   But it’s this novel and several other supporting works by Wolfe that establish Asheville’s flavor during its first real heyday of the 1920’s. …

All Souls Cathedral Watercolor Sketch

One of my all-time favorite buildings in Asheville.  I love the storybook feeling of the architecture, and it definitely charms with its village vibe.  If you’re visiting Asheville to see the Biltmore House, take a few minutes and drive through the village which is across the street from its entrance.  And if you’re a Downton Abbey fan, you’ll get a sense …

Winged Lion at Grove Arcade

Grove Arcade Winged Lion Sketch

I’ve been excited to finally begin work on some developmental images for the Asheville High.  A little series that I’ve been excited to begin is a sketch/watercolor series featuring tucked away sculptures and items scattered throughout Asheville.  To start off, I’ve chosen the Winged Lion(s) that stands guard in from of the Grove Arcade.  I love these sculptures (there are …

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