Two weeks ago I was present in Asheville, NC for the Created to Thrive Mastermind Intensive weekend. Saturday afternoon we were treated to a panel discussion and Q&A from several prominent Asheville artists who have studio/gallery space in the River Arts District.
Cindy Taylor Walton is a long time presence in the art world of Western North Carolina. Seeing her and listening to her speak about her process has given me a whole new outlook on Abstract Art.
She uses an oil paint and cold wax process in which she creates layers of color, words, meaning and a cold wax product on wooden sheets and then very artfully removes layers from certain sections of her creation to reveal the beauty and meaning beneath.
Her work is evocative, subtle and powerful in quiet ways. Often bits of silver and/or gold peep through.
Looking at her work gives me a sense of peace and of things coming together in order, out of chaos.
The weekend sessions ended on Saturday, so Sunday morning I took a walk from my B&B down to the River Arts District and visited her gallery. (A total God thing, since she had not expected to be open at that time, nor any of the artists who have galleries on the same floor, but they were all open!)
Cindy also paints in her gallery, so if you come at the right time you can see her create.
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Judy Goddard creates beautiful walking sticks.