Artists of Art Academy Live
Cathy Taylor
Cathy Taylor is an award winning mixed media artist and popular workshop instructor. Her water media artwork is a celebration of the patterns, textures, and color found in the the natural environment. Cathy is known for her ability to interpret a subject in a variety of styles; this being consistent with her mercurial and creative personality. From her colorful detailed alphabetical designs including the Florida "Shell-A-Bet", to her whimsical collages and multi-dimensional abstracts, Cathy's work is represented in museums, nature centers and private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Some of Cathy's work is licensed to Window of the Eye Creations for use on clothing, textiles, and gift items. Her work was represented b...
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Chuck McLachlan

Chuck McLachlan is an instructor with an articulate and entertaining style of teaching art with the soul of a true storyteller. A former NFL football player, he dispels the notion that there might be anything called a typical artist. Whether the subject is football or the latest book on Picasso, he brings thoughtful and colorful enthusiasm to the classroom discussion. His work hangs in many private and corporate collections including R.J. Reynolds, Virginia Tech and the SAS Institute.

Chuck has a professional background in Commercial and Graphic Art and retired from a career as an Advertising Executive. He now focuses his artistic talents on the finer points of painting as a teacher and lecturer. He is actively teaching workshop...

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Connie Logan

C.P. Logan paints landscapes, figure studies, portraits, still lifes, and plein aire studies with the heart of an impressionist. Her colors are rich and intense and her compositions are carefuly planned with texture, accomplished brushwork, and dramatic light and contrast.

Connie Logan developed her style from admiring the works of the Impressionists and Post Impressionists. Born in 1952 in Fairfax County, Virginia, she frequented the Washington museums and galleries. After receiving a B.A. in Art and Art Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia, she continued her studies at F.I.T. in NYC, Florida Atlantic University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has taken workshops and s...

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Dick Ensing

Dick Ensing owner of the Dutchman's Loft studio, located 1-1/2 miles from Dollywood, paints in the tradition of the French impressionist. With Cades Cove and the surrounding country side as his inspiration; Dick says landscape painting in the Great Smoky Mountains is a real experience, because the light in the mountains is filtered by the atmosphere causing the colors to have a prismatic effect, this creates a mood that captivates the feeling and beauty of God's awesome power."

As the 5th generation grandson of the legendary Dutch painter Adrian Van Der Werf. (1659-1722) . Dick values his heritage, as Adrian was the most famous painter of his day and achieved a high level of academic perfection in all his work, even surpa...

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