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Kevin Trotter

Kevin Dean Trotter was born at Richards-Gebaur Air Force base Belton, Missouri and was the second eldest of six kids.  Kevin’s father was a member of the USAF 4400 Air Commandos Squadron and was one of the first one hundred men deployed into Vietnam.  After his service in the military, Kevin’s father moved the family back to his home state of North Carolina.

Kevin began painting at the age of eight, when his grandfather gave him and his older brother, Clay, an artist paint set for Christmas.  He is a self-taught, award winning artist who has a passion for oil painting, pencil, and sculpting.  Kevin has had his art on display at Duke University and a permanent sculpture at Clemson University.

Kevin went on to work in the packaging industry as a graphic artist/print specialist.  He has designed for or collaborated on projects for some of the top names in the fashion and food industries, as well as all of the big name department stores. His work has allowed him to maintain friendships and partner with people around the world of different cultures, for which he is truly grateful.  Kevin is married to his wife, Donna and they have two adopted children, Stephen and Laura. Both Kevin and Donna advocate for adopted children, especially those with Special Needs and are actively involved with organizations that serve the Special Needs Community.

Contact Kevin: | phone: 336-239-1856 | email: | website#1:
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Self-taught Artist Pam Baldwin has been developing her passion and skills with various art mediums for over a decade. She began as a watercolor artist and turned her art illustrations into a profitable business by selling them as stationery and invitations. In 2021 Pam pivoted from small business owner to Director of Women in Motion of High Point, where she has been able to focus more on the passion side of art. Focusing on her journey as an artist rather than a client's need for a product, she has cultivated her artistic style by exploring mixed media, abstracts, the female form, texture, pattern, and color. 


Dana Holliday

Dana Holliday is a mural artist living in Thomasville, NC. She has been actively painting murals and faux finishes for over 20 years. Dana has been influenced by Impressionism and the works of Georgia O’Keefe while travelling to Europe, South America and New Zealand, she gathered ideas, techniques and the qualities of many cultures to integrate into her highly unique artistic style. She has created many works with a realistic or impressionistic flair and is currently exploring the spontaneity of more abstract art.

Dana loves people and her outgoing and personal style makes her a wonderful person to work with in your home or office. Dana’s special gift is to bring life to the visions of her clients and bring those visions to reality.

Artist Dana Holliday specializes in residential and commercial murals. Her hand-painted work graces numerous commercial showrooms, restaurants, corporate offices and private homes across the United States and abroad.  Dana Holliday specializes in large scale murals, trompe l'oeil, faux and decorative finishes, and more recently Encaustic art. To commission artwork, email Dana at or go to her website

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Dawn Hudgins

 Dawn Marion Hudgins is an artist from High Point, NC. Born and raised in Davidson County, her artistic works include illustration, children's literature, adult literature, sculptures (installation and assembled), and mixed-media painting. Aside from being an international award-winning children's book author, Dawn has had works displayed in museums and galleries across the south and southwest and several of her works have won numerous awards. Dawn is known for her use of vibrant colors for the purpose of positive neurological response. 

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Kris Saintsing

As a Producer & Post Production Supervisor for ABC-Disney, Warner Bros.
Television and Lionsgate Entertainment, Kris Saintsing has been
producing images professionally for well over a decade. He was a resident artist at The Hive Gallery & Studios in Downtown Los Angeles from 2019-2021 and currently belongs to Artmongerz, an eclectic co-op in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Saintsing’s style is characterized by the use of science fiction / fantasy
iconography to explore a range of psychological issues: anxiety, depression,
fear, bliss, mania, obsession, and trauma. He paints in rich, bold color and
occasionally uses large-form, multi-layer printing techniques to explore a “cel
animation” aesthetic. This affords him the ability to experiment with the interplay of shadows and colored light within these pieces.
In addition, Saintsing regularly paints collaboratively with fellow artist, Sarah
McClintock. The duo paint on the same canvas, at the same time, drawing
inspiration from intuitive painting techniques, nature, and blacklight effects.
Via his design company, Big Ancient Studios, Saintsing provides services for a
wide range of clients: album covers, logos, fashion, and concept art. He
specializes in providing an open, collaborative process and a sophisticated final product.

Contact Kris: | website:
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Susan Sheek

Susan was born in Knoxville TN. moved to Lexington in 2003 with my late husband and two daughters. Remarried last May 2022 to my husband Kevin. Retired two years ago and love the time I have now to paint more.


I have been painting since elementary school and was taught by my aunt who was an excellent water color artist.  Through the years I have been painting with Water Colors and Acrylics, experimenting with Oils as well.  I enjoy painting animals and birds, have done several commissioned dog portraits.

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Al Jones

Crookedsteer - Al Jones Al Jones is an eclectic artist living in Tyro, NC located SW of Lexington but originally from West Virginia. Al grew up in the rural/south side of Winston-Salem and started drawing at the age of 8 years old trying to depict her surroundings. Al has always gravitated towards old country stores, old-timers and bygone eras and has always felt like she belonged to a different time. As a child the scenery during road trips back to West Virginia to visit family forever imprinted on her mind and reside there today like ghosts haunting her.


Al enjoys creating images using graphite, pen and ink and acrylics. Depicting landscapes from her memories, pets and wildlife, portraits, classic cars and commissioned works. Growing up creating art was the one place Al found acceptance and accolades from her teachers and adults and this reinforced her drive to learn and excel. Entering drawings at local fairs and juried art shows earned her many awards that fueled her creativity and gave her a sense of belonging somewhere.


Today Al continues to stay active creating works that are slowly gaining her recognition in the Arts Community. Her love of all things nostalgic and lost can be seen in her work. Creating commissioned works of art that have meaning for her clients is an endeavor that pushes her to excel and has been both satisfying and rewarding. Crookedsteer is a brand that Al Jones has created and works under, there is a hidden “Crookedsteer” brand in every image.

Contact Al: phone: 336-956-0499  | email: | 
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Lexington Live 

Lexington Live Community Theatre is Davidson County's newest performing arts organization. Originating around a committee table in 2018, Lexington Live performed it's inaugural season, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Feb. 2019), and Closer Than Ever (Nov. 2019) at the Edward C. Smith Civic Center in Lexington.


With support from the Civic Center and the Lexington community, Lexington Live filed as an official 501(3)(c) non-profit Community Theatre in December 2019. The mission of Lexington Live is to engage, educate, enrich and entertain our community by bringing people of all walks of life together through the performing arts.

Contact Lexington Live: (336) 430-0960 | email: | website:

Blake Henkel

Blake Henkel, from Trinity NC, is a 30 year old young man who happens to have autism.  Blake is an only child, and he lives in a apartment in his parent's basement.  Blake started painting at age 12 at the same time he began to be homeschooled. He prefers to paint with acrylics, and he really enjoys painting bright colors.  Blake has had eight pieces of his artwork featured at the International Home Furnishings Market through Yosemite Home Decor who sell them nationwide in both brick-and-mortar stores and well-known online retailers.  In 2018, Blake was a featured artist on "Roy's Folks" on WGHP Fox 8.  Blake paints three times a week while receiving instruction at The Arc of High Point and also with renowned local artist Dana Holliday, who inspires him to paint and conspires with him in mischief making! Blake's happiest moments are spent in the studio painting with Dana.

Blake is learning many new skills with the creation of his website where he sells his many pieces of artwork.  He also reproduces his artwork onto ceramic pieces, canvas prints, tote bags, cosmetic bags, jewelry, ornaments and more.  While Blake may have significant difficulty communicating verbally, he certainly is able to communicate the beauty he sees around him through his paint brush.

Contact Blake: (336) 259-2937 | email: |website:
  Facebook: artbyblakehenkel

Hi, I’m Kyle Bowers. I make cute things for even cuter people. I am a jewelry designer, with a focus on creating for queer people and drag queens. I have designed for many queens from RuPaul’s drag race, including Trixie Mattel, Kim Chi, Kornbread the Snack Jete, Lady Camden and Jaymes Mansfield. I live in Lexington and I work full time as an artist/small business owner. I have been self employed for almost three years, after leaving a fifteen year career in banking. I have two businesses - Bow Bow by Kyle, which is my jewelry design business, and Moody Cutie Shop, my newest endeavor.

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Kyle Bowers

Contact Kyle: email: |website:
instagram: @thegirlnamedkyle @bowbowbykyle @moodycutieshop
tiktok: @thegirlnamedkyle @bowbowbykyle

Leslie Powers

Leslie Harris Powers is an artist from Thomasville, NC.  She began creating and selling her landscape oil paintings at a young age. After completing her degree in Interior Architecture and Design at UNCG,  she pursued a career in hospitality design working on full service hotels, casinos, restaurants and educational facilities.  With the arts being a lifelong passion, Leslie set out to start exploring new mediums, textures and built layers.  She uses the unpredictability of each medium, along with intuition and instinct to make each piece tell its own story.  Leslie is known for bold color selections and expressive brush strokes.  Whether it evokes an emotion or captures a memory, she wants each viewer to have their own personal experience with each painting.

Contact Leslie: (336) 225-0026 | email: powersleslieart@gmail.cominstagram: @powers.people
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Stephanie has been studying drawing and painting since the age of 12. At 13 she was awarded a scholarship to the Houston Museum of Fine Art Art School.  She continued her study in high school and was awarded the Burns Award for artistic achievement in 1977.  Her art was displayed at the capitol building in Austin, Texas, and featured on the cover of the brochure for the exhibition. She studied art at the University of Houston for one year, then at the University of Texas in Arlington, majoring in drawing and painting.  Stephanie has won several awards at various juried art competitions. Her themes include animals, nature and portraiture. She works  primarily in oils, but also in watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal and colored pencil.  Her home studio is located in Lexington, North Carolina.

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Tricia Dudley


Tricia was born and spent her early years i the Australian outback, where she was exposed to bright colors and open spaces, and learnt the Australian "can do" attitude.  Grade 8 onwards were spent in a boarding school, which fostered a sense of independence and self reliance, later manifested in travelling overseas and moving to places without any support networks in place.  In the early 1980s, Tricia lived/worked in the UK, and came to the US in 1994.  She had a career spanning 3 decades as an Occupational Therapist, which she loved, before retiring, and returned to her first passion of art.

Over the years, Tricia has explored different media, from early periods of pencil drawing,  oils and acrylics, however since retirement from OT in 2017 her artistic explorations have mostly included alcohol ink, acrylics, ceramic paint, fluid art, sculpture painting, and oils.  Tricia does not like to be constrained to any one style, however characteristics overall include bright color choices, abstract and impressionistic style and use of textures.  Her artwork varies from larger and smaller canvases, to miniature functional art (fridge magnets, outlet covers and frameable art cards).  Tricia has collectors internationally, and is in galleries in North Carolina (Greensboro, Waxhaw and Monroe), as well as art shows in/around Charlotte area.

Commissions are welcome and can be mailed to anywhere in the US.

Contact Tricia: (972) 979-3251 | email: |  Facebook:    patriciadudley6985
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