Studio 13 – 1307 Shoreside Drive, Hendersonville, TN
MELISSA MOULTON – Painter
> Her education composed of taking classes and workshops from many well established artist in the area. Her paintings reflect a wide range of subject matter, while her form of art is realistic leaning toward impressionism.
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 canvas. 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 normally paint.”
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.
Tim O’Leary – Woodturner
Timothy O’Leary began turning wood in 2007 on a bench top lathe. He quickly outgrew that tool and moved to a full sized lathe by 2009. Tim enjoys making bowls, platters, vases and some deep hollowing projects. He also spindle turns snowmen, bunnies and penguins for fun. Tim tries to let the wood guide his design. The natural flaws, voids and cracks are incorporated into the shape to create imperfect beauty. Now retired, Tim lives and creates in Gallatin, Tennessee.