Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words!

That being said, I think I will let my artist's paintings speak for themselves! 
There are a lot of paintings on here so the less I say the better! 
Just thought you'd like to see a sampling from our Southern Strokes art show last week. 
Let's begin with our newest artist at Mulberry, Amy Crews! Here are several pieces she brought and she is also pictured here with our Governor's wife. Because she is from Alabama and is so well known she was commissioned by them to paint a beautiful work for the Governor's Mansion in Montgomery, Alabama. 

When I look at Amy's paintings I truly feel like I am looking at the actual object...everything is so lifelike!

Next, we have Melissa Payne Baker from Atlanta, Georgia.

Once again, her works speak for themselves! Once I met Melissa I fell in love with contemporary art and truly love how well it mixes with my antiques as well as traditional paintings in my shop. 

Melissa also does hand painted wine glasses. These are a very popular gift item for sure! She has even done several sets for customers that wanted custom painted glasses to match their china.

And her newest venture....

These gorgeous screen printed scarves on silk! They are to die for!

Another Birmingham native in the shop is darling Vicki Denaburg! 

Vicki has a flare all her own that seems to mix contemporary and traditional together as well being known for her very popular "beach themes". 

And last but certainly not least is Lauren Dunn from Franklin, Tennessee. One of the best things about all of our artists is that they are all friends and really enjoy being together! 
It makes having them all in one show a lot of fun!

Lauren paints things that evoke memories of her upbringing so you will see many beautiful churches, barns, florals, fields, animals, etc....It's all about growing up in this wonderful Southern heritage and culture we have down here!

So there you have it! In one long but full of beauty blog post! Here is a group shot at the end of the show! It was a lot of fun and as usual, my mind is gearing up for more ideas for the fall!
For now though....I plan on enjoying these next few summer months and selling a lot of wonderful art! Hope you can stop by sometime...either in person or on the web! 
We would love to hear from you!


  1. Wow Carolyn, you have acquired a fabulously talented group of artists with their art for your shop! Love it all!

    The Arts by Karena

  2. Oh my goodness I could have gotten in a lot of trouble there!!

  3. Carolyn, thank you for sharing all these artists with us and their fabulous work. I love that you support local artists {like I do here in CA}, and truly, the art they create is beautiful and inspired. I feel like you've taken us on a gallery tour, Merci!

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