Historic Monthaven Mansion –
1017 Antebellum Circle, Hendersonville, TN
Hendersonville watercolorist, Kathleen Haynes, is a native Tennessean raised on a land grant farm in Sumner County. After parenting two sons and establishing careers in both academia and industry, Kathleen began her arts career as an older adult. Her “painterly” style is distinctive, sometimes bordering on impressionism. She is known for her fresh, serene landscapes, dominated by a cool, striking green, often referred to as “Kathleen green.” She especially loves the ethereal, glowing effects she can create with transparent watercolors … what she calls “dipping into life’s lovely mysteries.” Haynes’artworks are sought after for collections across the Southeast and in California. President of Monthaven Art Society for a number of years, Kathleen is now heavily involved with The Chestnut Group, plein air painters who donate generously to natural and historic sites. She is a Women Painters of the Southeast award winner and signature member, Southern Watercolor Society award winner, long-time Board Member of TN Watercolor Society, and juried member of Nashville Artist Guild. To contact the artist: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hendersonville watercolorist, Kathleen Haynes, is a native Tennessean whose art education consists of informal classes & continuing workshops with such well-known artists as Tom Lynch, Kim Barrick, Gayle Levee, Joel Knapp, Kevin Menck, and Dawn Whitelaw. Her award-winning “painterly” style is sought after for commissions & collections all over the Southeast.
Carl Hoffman – Abstract Painter
Carl Hoffman works with acrylics and has talent to produce amazing photorealistic pieces but prefers the abstract:
“The first 60 years of my life was lived in dependable, lucrative, and boring conformity.
None of that is relevant to who I am now. I never considered myself an artist and never
aspired to be one. But I changed. As an artist for the last 5 years I never wanted to paint
the serenity of a Tennessee barn like every other senior adult.
I simply want to move paint around a canvas and feel the consistency of the paint and the
resistance of the canvass. Then I want to participate in the drying of the paint by possibly
hanging the art upside down to counteract the forces of gravity. What I love about art is
there is only one rule, “Don’t put the paint in your mouth.” Escaping conformity is my
objective and therapy.
One guy asked me if I could paint something that actually looked like something or
someone? The answer is “yes”, but I don’t want to do that on a regular basis. Here is one
of my recent attempts of painting someone in a realistic manner and something I
Carl’s work has been displayed at Hendersonville Arts Council, Tennessee Pour House, Hendersonville Public Library, Nashville Art Crawl, O’Gallery Nashville, John Canon Studios, and Yale University.
Paul Riewald – Photographer
Paul became seriously interested in photography upon his retirement in 1998, after 31 years in R&D with DuPont. He improved his photography skills through extensive reading, practice and attending numerous seminars, programs and photo-workshops, starting first with film cameras and transitioning to all digital SLR cameras. His particular passions are landscapes, nature, wildlife and historic structures. Paul and his wife, Kathy, have traveled extensively in the United States and abroad to view and photograph many beautiful and interesting scenes, but have found many of the best right here in the Tennessee Valley area. He does his own photo editing, printing, mounting, mat cutting and framing as well as making note cards, place mats and calendars containing his photos. Paul exhibits at several craft fairs in the area and is a member of the Hendersonville Camera Club where he has presented several programs and won numerous awards for his prints. Paul and his wife reside in Gallatin along with their dog, Rugby.
Dillard Adams first became interested in drawing as a mechanical engineering student at Vanderbilt University. He made occasional sketches over the years but became a serious painter upon his retirement in 1998. He chose oil as a medium and began taking lessons from noted artist, Charles Brindley.
Dillard lives on Old Hickory Lake near Nashville and spends a month or more during the summer on the coast of Maine. His love for water and boats is the inspiration for many of his paintings. With his deep roots in Middle Tennessee he enjoys capturing memories of Nashville and now that he lives in Gallatin he is finding many captivating landscapes in Sumner County. Although many of his works are painted in a studio, he particularly enjoys plein-air oil painting. He says, “There is nothing as rewarding as sitting in the open air painting a landscape or boat in its natural surroundings.”
Since he began painting Dillard has had solo shows at Monthaven in Hendersonville, the University Club at Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Bridge Center. He has been a juried selection for shows in York, Maine, and several times for the Central South Art Exhibit including their 2008 National Exhibit. His Korean War series was acquired by the Pratt Museum, Ft. Campbell, Ky. Dillard is sought after for painting historic buildings and landmarks. His most recent commission is for the Hendersonville Arts Council to recreate historic Monthaven Mansion.
“Nubble Fog” is my favorite attached work.