meet our members
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.
Kyle Bowers, a dedicated jewelry designer creating adorable pieces for an even more adorable audience. Specializing in designs for the queer community and drag queens, Kyle has crafted unique pieces for renowned queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, such as Trixie Mattel, Kim Chi, Kornbread the Snack Jete, Lady Camden, and Jaymes Mansfield.
Residing in Lexington, Kyle is not just a designer but also a full-time artist and small business owner. With nearly three years of self-employment under their belt, Kyle made the leap from a fifteen-year career in banking to pursue their passion for creating beautiful and meaningful jewelry.
Presently, Kyle manages two thriving businesses—Bow Bow by Kyle, their established jewelry design venture, and Moody Cutie Shop, a new and exciting endeavor. Kyle's journey is a testament to the transformative power of following one's artistic calling and building a community through creativity.
Tricia, raised in the Australian outback, absorbed vibrant colors and a "can do" attitude. Boarding school fostered independence, influencing her ventures abroad. In the '80s, she worked in the UK, arriving in the US in 1994. After a fulfilling three-decade career as an Occupational Therapist, Tricia embraced her first passion—art.
Post-retirement in 2017, she delved into various mediums, including alcohol ink, acrylics, ceramic paint, fluid art, and sculpture painting. Her art, free from stylistic constraints, features bright colors, abstract elements, and textured nuances. From larger canvases to miniature functional art, Tricia's work is internationally recognized, displayed in North Carolina galleries, and showcased in Charlotte area art shows.
Open to commissions, Tricia extends her creativity across the US with mailing options. Her journey reflects resilience, independence, and a vibrant artistic spirit.
Blake Henkel, a 30-year-old from Trinity, NC, is an artist with autism. Residing in his parents' basement, he began painting at age 12 while being homeschooled. Preferring acrylics, he finds joy in vibrant colors.
Enkel's art has reached a wide audience, with eight pieces featured at the International Home Furnishings Market through Yosemite Home Decor. These works are available nationwide, both in physical stores and online retailers. In 2018, he was a showcased artist on WGHP Fox 8's "Roy's Folks."
Despite verbal communication challenges, Enkel eloquently expresses his perception of beauty through his brush strokes. He dedicates three weekly painting sessions, receiving guidance at The Arc of High Point and collaborating with local artist Dana Holliday for inspiration and mischief.
Currently building his website, Enkel not only sells original pieces but also reproduces his artwork on various items. From ceramic pieces to canvas prints, tote bags, jewelry, and more, his art is a testament to his extraordinary creativity and ability to convey the beauty he sees.
Dana Holliday, a mural artist based in Thomasville, NC, has passionately crafted murals and faux finishes for over two decades. Influenced by Impressionism and inspired by the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, Dana's artistic style has evolved through travels to Europe, South America, and New Zealand, incorporating diverse ideas and techniques.
Her diverse portfolio spans from realistic to impressionistic, with a recent exploration into the spontaneity of abstract art. Dana's amiable and personal approach makes her a delightful collaborator for home or office projects. Her unique talent lies in transforming clients' visions into vibrant realities.
Specializing in residential and commercial murals, Dana's hand-painted masterpieces adorn showrooms, restaurants, corporate offices, and homes across the globe. Proficient in large-scale murals, trompe l'oeil, faux and decorative finishes, and Encaustic art, Dana welcomes commissions. To inquire about artwork, contact Dana at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.danaholliday.com.
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.
Crookedsteer - Al Jones, a diverse artist residing in Tyro, NC, originally hails from West Virginia. Growing up in Winston-Salem's rural south side, Al discovered her love for drawing at 8, capturing her surroundings' essence. Old country stores, old-timers, and eras gone by hold a special place in her heart, making her feel connected to a different time. Childhood road trips to West Virginia left indelible landscapes in her memory, lingering like ghosts.
Al breathes life into her creations through graphite, pen and ink, and acrylics. From landscapes inspired by memories, pets, and wildlife to portraits, classic cars, and commissioned pieces, her diverse portfolio reflects a rich artistic journey. Art became a sanctuary during her youth, where acceptance and accolades fueled her desire to learn and excel.
Today, Al actively engages in the Arts Community, earning recognition for her nostalgic and forgotten-themed work. Operating under the brand "Crookedsteer," each image bears a distinctive mark, showcasing her unique artistic signature.
Tad W. Kepley, the retired Chief of Police from Lexington, NC, boasts a distinguished 30-year career with the department. Earning an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Davidson-Davie Community College in 1983 and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Carolina University in 2005, Kepley brings a wealth of knowledge to his endeavors.
Post-retirement in 2015, Kepley transitioned into the field of education. Initially starting as a part-time Law Enforcement Training Coordinator at Davidson-Davie Community College in 2016, he now serves as the School Director for Advanced Law Enforcement Training.
Beyond his law enforcement background, Kepley discovered a passion for woodworking. With his grandfather's whittling knife in hand, he crafts exquisite wooden spoons, emphasizing functionality. From tree to table, each spoon is meticulously carved for everyday use. Kepley extends his expertise by teaching Greenwood Spoon Carving classes at various venues, including the John C. Campbell Folk School and the Greenwood Wrights Festival.
Married to Elizabeth Hodges, Kepley is a proud father of three grown children and a doting grandfather to two grandsons.
Tammy Powell-Kuehl, a proud North Carolina native, found her artistic calling in Raleigh and now calls Lexington home. Her creative journey began in high school when she sold her first painting.
Tammy holds an A.A. Degree in Commercial Art and Advertising Design from Johnston Community College, supplementing her education with art studies at UNC Greensboro. Throughout her career, she learned from various artists, mastering multiple mediums.
After working in the printing industry and teaching elementary art, Tammy prioritized raising her three daughters. In 2021, she took a leap of faith, fully dedicating herself to her craft.
Facing a significant personal setback in 2022 with the loss of her husband, Jim, Tammy turned to art for solace, discovering its healing power.
Working primarily in pen and ink, Tammy captures people and architecture, with a particular love for drawing old buildings. In 2021, she ventured into watercolors, showcasing her self-taught talent in scenes of nature and botanical paintings.
Adaptable and open-minded, Tammy lets her art evolve, welcoming unlimited possibilities and opportunities.
Stephanie, a devoted artist, embarked on her artistic journey at the age of 12, delving into drawing and painting. At 13, her talent earned her a scholarship to the Houston Museum of Fine Art Art School, marking the beginning of her formal art education. In high school, she received the Burns Award for artistic achievement in 1977, showcasing her exceptional skills. Her artwork graced the capitol building in Austin, Texas, and adorned the exhibition brochure's cover.
Continuing her studies at the University of Houston and later the University of Texas in Arlington, Stephanie focused on drawing and painting. Her artistic prowess has been recognized with multiple awards in juried art competitions. Themes of animals, nature, and portraiture dominate her work, primarily executed in oils but also in watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal, and colored pencil. Stephanie's home studio is nestled in Lexington, North Carolina.
Leslie Harris Powers, an artist hailing from Thomasville, NC, embarked on her creative journey by crafting and selling landscape oil paintings from a young age. Following the completion of her degree in Interior Architecture and Design at UNCG, she immersed herself in hospitality design, contributing to projects ranging from full-service hotels to casinos, restaurants, and educational facilities.
Despite a successful career in design, Leslie's lifelong passion for the arts led her to explore new mediums and textures, embracing the unpredictability of each. With intuition and instinct as her guides, she creates pieces that tell unique stories. Recognized for bold color selections and expressive brush strokes, Leslie aims to evoke emotions and capture memories in each painting, providing viewers with their own personal experience.
Destiny, an elementary art teacher at Lexington City Schools, brings her passion for creativity from her Oklahoma roots to her current home in Lexington, NC, where she resides with her husband and son.
Beyond guiding young artists in self-expression, Destiny explores diverse mediums, including caricatures, digital designs, oil painting, watercolor, polymer clay sculptures, and more. Her innate curiosity and love for learning have made her adept with a wide range of materials.
Embracing a philosophy of continuous exploration, Destiny incorporates this ethos into her teaching, encouraging her students to stretch their creative boundaries. Beyond the classroom, Destiny actively participates in festivals and community events, showcasing and selling her work. Open to commissions, she offers her artistic skills to those seeking personalized creations.
Carla Brock-Wilbur, a visionary collage artist, weaves narratives through a tapestry of discarded fragments, transforming forgotten pieces into captivating visual stories. Based in Lexington, NC, her creations are a symphony of textures, colors, and emotions. Inspired by the beauty in imperfection, Carla explores the interplay of disparate elements, infusing new life into each composition.
With an intuitive approach, Carla's art transcends conventional boundaries, inviting viewers to explore the intricate dance between chaos and harmony. Her work, a reflection of her soulful connection to the world, captures fleeting moments and emotions, inviting contemplation.
Carla's artistic journey extends beyond the canvas, embracing the profound impact of storytelling through reassembled memories. Her collage art, a celebration of serendipity and creativity, invites us to see the profound beauty in the fragments that compose our lives.
Kevin Dean Trotter
Kevin Dean Trotter, born at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Belton, Missouri, emerged as the second eldest among six siblings. His father, a member of the USAF 4400 Air Commandos Squadron, played a pivotal role in the early days of the Vietnam War. Post-military service, Kevin's family returned to North Carolina, his father's home state.
Discovering his artistic calling at eight, Kevin, a self-taught and award-winning artist, passionately explores oil painting, pencil work, and sculpting. His artistic footprint extends to prestigious venues like Duke University and includes a permanent sculpture at Clemson University.
Beyond his artistic pursuits, Kevin thrived in the packaging industry as a graphic artist/print specialist. His designs graced renowned names in fashion, food industries, and major department stores, fostering global connections and friendships across diverse cultures. Married to Donna, they advocate for adopted children, especially those with Special Needs, actively engaging with organizations supporting the Special Needs Community. Kevin and Donna's commitment resonates with gratitude for a life enriched by art and humanitarian endeavors.
Kenrick Ashland Jobe, originally from Summit, New Jersey, found his artistic roots in South Orange, raised by Guyanese immigrants Martin and Diana Jobe. At the age of 12, Kenrick transplanted to Lexington, North Carolina, where his artistic journey blossomed.
From his toddler years crafting art with his uncle, Kenrick cultivated a lifelong passion for the arts. Formally educated at East Carolina University, he's a versatile artist, adept at drawing, painting, and digital artwork. His creations have graced prominent venues, including the Davidson County Historical Museum, Lexington City Hall, and Sophie’s Cork & Ale wine bar.
Kenrick's entrepreneurial spirit led him to a successful freelance illustrator career. Over a decade, he's designed apparel, book covers, and collaborated with professional athletes like Zay Jones, Shy Tuttle, and Justin Hardy. Actively involved in Arts Davidson County, Kenrick utilizes his artistic fervor to uplift and inspire the community. With a career spanning 25+ years, he continues leaving an indelible mark on the art world.
Lexington Live Community Theatre
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.
Kris Saintsing, a seasoned Producer & Post Production Supervisor for ABC-Disney, Warner Bros. Television, and Lionsgate Entertainment, boasts over a decade of professional image production. Formerly a resident artist at The Hive Gallery & Studios in Downtown Los Angeles and currently a member of Artmongerz in Greensboro, North Carolina, Saintsing's artistic journey is marked by diversity.
His style intricately weaves science fiction and fantasy iconography to delve into psychological realms, exploring themes like anxiety, depression, bliss, and trauma. Utilizing rich, bold colors and occasionally employing large-form, multi-layer printing techniques, Saintsing crafts a distinctive "cel animation" aesthetic, playing with shadows and colored light.
Collaborating with artist Sarah McClintock, they paint simultaneously on the same canvas, drawing inspiration from intuitive techniques, nature, and blacklight effects. Through his design company, Big Ancient Studios, Saintsing extends his expertise to diverse clients, specializing in open collaboration and delivering sophisticated final products in album covers, logos, fashion, and concept art.
Originally from Knoxville, TN, Susan relocated to Lexington in 2003 with her late husband and two daughters. In May 2022, she remarried Kevin. Having retired two years ago, Susan now revels in the additional time to indulge in her passion for painting.
Her artistic journey began in elementary school, guided by her aunt—an accomplished watercolor artist. Over the years, Susan has explored various mediums, including watercolors, acrylics, and experimenting with oils. Her focus lies in painting animals and birds, and she has successfully completed several commissioned dog portraits.
Embracing the joy of creativity, Susan's retirement has become a canvas for her artistic expressions, allowing her to delve deeper into her love for painting.
Monica Rierson, a native of Panama, came to the U.S. as a child when she was 9 years old. In 2009, she and her mother finally settled in Davidson County where she has resided since. Since she was a child, she had an affinity for art, often making drawings for her family and friends. During high school, she joined the Acrylix Art Club at Davidson-Davie County Community College where she gained an appreciation for painting with acrylic. While in this club, her love for art grew and led her to share her art in several of their silent art auctions.
After meeting her husband, Zach, Monica found another passion she never expected..... in farming! In 2021, she and her husband started Rierson Farms NC with the dream of helping their community gain access to fresh produce and natural products at an affordable price. Farm life has greatly influenced her art in recent years. She now finds inspiration in nature, with farm animals, flowers, vegetable plants, and farm scenery being the main subjects of her sketches and paintings.
Stephanie began painting at a young age. Her mother bought paint, paper and pencils to occupy her time, and that was it, she was in love. Stephanie knew immediately that she had to create, to express herself, with paint. Aside from taking a few classes in highschool and the occasional class at the local recreation center, Stephanie is self-taught. Over the years she has developed her own techniques and style, painting on just about every surface imaginable
- canvas, wood, fabric, glass, rock, skin and bone.
Ms. Briles is most known for her life-like animal and pet portraits, often as realistic as a photograph, with facial expressions that reach out and touch the soul. She combines her enthusiasm for painting with her love of animals and frequently donates her talent to
fund-raise for ST Furever Freedom Animal Rescue which she and her sister co-founded in 2012. By painting their portrait, Stephanie spotlights homeless animals to help them find their forever homes.
Stephanie has painted for clients all over the United States and a few clients in Europe. You can see more of her work on her website or her Facebook