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12 Apr Artist Spotlight: Andy Thomas

Although Andy Thomas has been passionate about being an artist since his childhood, it was just recently that this native Charlottean began pursuing a career in art. In fact, it wasn’t until 2017 that he began sharing his art with the rest of the world.
Andy started out drawing cartoon characters and the images he saw in his comic books. He always thought of himself as more of an illustrator than a painter. He continued to develop his skills in high school and then decided to go to UNC Charlotte and focus on Illustration, Graphic Design and Art History.

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06 Apr Artist Spotlight: Jack Whitaker

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Jack Whitaker is a native of the Appalachian mountains and foothills of Greenville, South Carolina. The influence of his childhood in the western North Carolina mountains evolved into the basis for the paintings of his adult life, where he studied Art and Engineering at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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28 Mar Artist Spotlight: Brian Hester

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Brian Hester defines himself as an angling painter and sculptor with a developed passion and intellect for fly-fishing, which is the subject of his work featured this month at Coffey & Thompson Art Gallery’s “The 2nd Annual Art of Gentlemanly Pursuits”.
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09 Feb Artist Spotlight: Richard Erkes

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Ric Erkes’ beautiful vases and wooden bowls are available now at Coffey & Thompson Art Gallery, Frame & Design located in the Historic South End District in Charlotte. He is a retired Air Force Fighter Pilot, who currently teaches at the John C. Campbell Folk School, teaching students how to turn wood with a lathe. He enjoys working with the native trees of North Carolina by expressively turning them into art sculptures.
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12 Jan Artist Spotlight: Bryan Wilson

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Bryan Wilson grew up between New Jersey and Georgia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Studio Art with a minor in Graphic Design from Morris Brown College. After graduating college, he became an in-house Graphic Designer for Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA. After a couple years and getting married, he and his wife relocated to Charlotte, NC where he began teaching art at a public school and obtained his teaching credentials at University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
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10 Jan Artist Spotlight: Rosemary Curtin

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Rosemary Curtin is an abstract expressionist who paints mainly in pastels and acrylics. Her work is characterized by gestural brush strokes and mark-making and the impression of spontaneity, most famously represented by American painters Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and Mark Rothko. Curtin’s paintings also include landscapes and emotional pieces, and she is most known for her Mardi Gras and Totem Series available for viewing at www.RosemaryCurtin.com.
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03 Jan Artist Spotlight: Stephen Baldwin

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Stephen Baldwin is a native Charlottean who studied Commercial Art and Design at Central Piedmont Community College, but considers himself mostly self-taught. He and his wife Connie have been active in the arts for over 40 years. They have two children, Andrew and Anna, the latter following in her father’s footsteps in the arts. Stephen’s love of nature is reflected in his beautiful garden at his home, where some of the flora are subjects of his artwork.
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15 Dec Holiday Pop-Up Markets with Coffey & Thompson Art, Framing and Designs

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The holiday season is in full swing at Coffey & Thompson Art Gallery, Frame & Design in the Historic Gold District of uptown Charlotte, NC! We started the season off with a bang on Small Business Saturday, November 25, with a Shop Small event sponsored by Historic South End. The entire block of Lincoln Street […]

12 Dec Artist Spotlight: Tim McMahon

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Tim McMahon was born in Waterloo, Iowa in 1954. He was educated at the University of Iowa and The University of Northern Iowa. McMahon has over 30 graduate hours mostly in ceramics, however, has always considered himself a painter. After his wife of 24 years passed away after a prolonged illness, he was hired in 2002 to teach at Hopewell High School in Huntersville, NC. He remarried, to one of his former students, and returned to the studio in earnest.
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01 Dec SouthEnd Kitchens Design Studio Featuring Artworks from Coffey & Thompson

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Coffey & Thompson Art Gallery Frame & Design is pleased to continue its partnership with SouthEnd Kitchens Design Studio for the SouthEnd Gallery Crawl this December. Please join fine art photographers Elise Jokell and Julie Corder representing Coffey & Thompson with their photographs hanging alongside SouthEnd Kitchens Wood-Mode fine cabinetry.
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