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December 2011

Woolworth Walk in Asheville, NC, Features Works by Paul Nealon and Sumner Smith

Woolworth Walk in Asheville, NC, will present the exhibit, Winter Warmth, featuring paintings by Paul Nealon and candles by Sumner Smith, on view in the FW Front Gallery from Dec. 1 - 30, 2011. A reception will be held on Dec. 2, from 5-7pm.

With a deep appreciation for details in nature and the beauty that surrounds us, Nealon has chosen to share his experiences through realistic landscape paintings. He finds inspiration from the Appalachian Mountains and the Carolina Lowcountry all the way to Ecuador and Ireland where he has traveled.

Nealon often paints from several of his photographs, combining elements from different locations. Some of his works are reflective of actual landscapes and buildings. Nealon works both with palette knife and brush. A favorite technique is to use the canvas as his palette, mixing colors as he works to create soft, blending effects.

Sumner Smith is the artist and designer at Spotted Dog Farm in Asheville, NC. She was once a family farmer growing cut flowers for Asheville’s City Market. It was during this time that she began pressing her flowers to preserve their beauty beyond the growing season. After many fortunate (and unfortunate!) experiments, Smith discovered the art of candle making.

Today, Smith incorporates pressed botanicals into her 100% beeswax lanterns, lamps, candles and jewelry. She enjoys working with a sustainable and all-natural medium such as beeswax, and producing functional yet one-of-a-kind works of art. All of Smith’s work is hand-crafted in Asheville and intended to evoke the flowers of Spotted Dog Farm and the varied botanical landscape of Western North Carolina.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 828/254-9234 or visit (www.woolworthwalk.com).

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