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Folios, Greeting Cards & Journals

Cyla Allison

Cyla creates beautiful greeting cards and bookmarks using prints of her original watercolors.
Website: Wannabe Farm

Margaret Baker - Mixed Media

Mixed Media art is an exercise in paper hoarding and perpetually sticky fingers. I love it. I sometimes design my own paper using a Gell plate but have also used, maps, wrapping paper, tickets, post cards, old stamps and once, a wasp nest. I do a lot of searching, looking for the right color, texture or image that will make a composition click. It’s satisfying like solving a puzzle. I can’t believe it when someone refers to me as an artist, cause really I’m just a girl who likes to get materials together, make a mess and have fun.

Retta Blankenship

Through her timelessly beautiful handmade books, Retta hopes to inspire writing. She believes that the more you write, the better you write: So write! Write to express new ideas, to keep and share memories, experiences and feelings. Make observations and remember important details. Express your love of life, family and friends. Inspiration should come easier with one of Retta's exceptional journals or folios opened before you. Contact Retta at rblanken@frontiernet.net

Kathryn Lehotsky

Kathryn Lehotsky was born and raised in West Virginia and recently returned to her home state. After winning a state-wide competition in art, she was invited to West Virginia University to study with master painters in the art department there. She then attended the School of Art and Design at Ohio University.
Kathryn began her own business as a professional artist and traveled the country showing and selling her work. After spending years painting with oils, Kathryn taught herself how to paint finely detailed birds, mammals, and fish using a new medium: watercolors. Utilizing brushes with tiny bristles and thousands of strokes, she learned to portray animals in a photorealistic manner. For several years, she lived in a log cabin on a trout river where she could study wildlife up close. Soon, birds and animals like the bobcat, bear, coyote, beaver, raccoon, deer, and trout became subjects for her paintings. Kathryn has received numerous awards throughout her career and now has her paintings for sale in many fine galleries and shops including Tamarack, the premier gallery for West Virginia artists.