Painting & Illustration
The Mountain Arts District boasts a strong, vibrant community of painters and illustrators who work in a variety of styles, methods, and materials. Both painters and illustrators typically provide art for sale as individual art pieces, commissioned work and commercial art for business use. Artwork styles are wide-ranging and can include fine art topics (landscape, portrait, still life), cartoon, and technical drawings.
Painters are fine artists who work in paint mediums—including oil, watercolor, acrylic, encaustic, pastels and mixed media—using a variety of techniques. Illustrators develop artwork in both traditional fine arts mediums—such as pen and ink or charcoal—as well as computer-aided design using programs like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Explore our painter and illustrator profiles below for examples of these impressive pieces.
Brie Evans is a multimedia artist who specializes in acrylic painting.
Talbott Frameshop in Elkins, WV is a gallery and custom frame shop.
Kathryn Gillispie is an award-winning watercolor painter and potter.
Alice Gervais Sabatino is a painter, photographer and illustrator in Elkins, WV.
Katy McClane is a flutist, fine artist, and cuts and paints wooden art doors.
Maggi Rhudy creates decorative gourds, printmaking, paintings, basketry and paper cut art.
Kylie Proudfoot-Payne is an accomplished artist and art teacher who explores a variety of art mediums.
Art in Green Bank is a gallery collection of hand-crafted paintings, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, art classes.
Don Hall is a landscape artist that prefers to work en plein air.
The artwork at Mill Whistle Arts reflects Richwood, WV’s lumber heritage.
The Augusta Heritage Center is a nationally and internationally known traditional music, folklife and folk arts programs.
Artist co-op gallery & store located in Buckhannon, WV featuring unique handmade items.
Pocahontas County Artisan Co-op features a blacksmith, broom maker, basket maker, stonecutter, quilters, and wood craftsmen.
Marj creates Jewelry, Paints and is a Photographer located in Elkins, WV.
Artist co-op gallery & store located in Elkins, WV featuring the region’s premier artists.