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Painting by Amy Perrier

Interview with Amy Perrier

Finger Painting Fine Artist Interviewed by Dennis Ray Rapid River Magazine: Tell us a little about your painting process. Amy Perrier: My painting process begins by staining the canvas with several layers of color. I then begin to finger paint more color on, rather rapidly. I usually have an idea in mind when I begin …

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Transfigurations II

Transfigurations II

Interviewed by James Cassara This month I am delighted to showcase Matt Schnable and Mark Capon, the two gents who own Harvest Records store in West Asheville. Since 2004 Harvest Records has set a standard for independently owned record stores and has been nationally recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the best 50 …

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Cool and the Gang, painting by Jenny Buckner

Interview with Jenny Buckner

Fine Artist Interviewed by Dennis Ray Jenny Buckner is seldom without her camera as she travels around Western North Carolina, always on the lookout for a subject for a painting. Working from her photographs, Buckner applies her oil to canvas in a loose comfortable style suggestive of European impressionist painters. Buckner especially enjoys her animal …

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Field of Wildflowers, painting by Joyce Schlapkohl.

Interview with Joyce Schlapkohl

Fine Artist Interviewed by Dennis Ray Rapid River Magazine: What are your favorite subjects to paint and why? Joyce Schlapkohl: That’s always an interesting question. I like what excites me about any subject. Often it’s the lighting on the image or an emotion that gets stirred or just a beautiful sight that I want to …

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