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A Celebration of North Carolina Artists

Located in the heart of North Carolina, The Gallery at Grandover showcases the work of North Carolina’s fine artists.  From the mountains to the sea, our state is rich in the arts, and we share this deep history through our art collection.  Our walls are filled with original artwork encompassing oils, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, watercolor, metalworks, and photography.  Throughout our gallery, you will find original artwork, handcrafted jewelry, woodworking, and sculpture.   Our gallery would not be complete without offering a wide selection of clay works.  For centuries, pottery has been an art form in North Carolina.

We are proud to share works that are both functional and breathtaking.

About the Gallery

We, at the Gallery, know that behind every work of art, there is a story.  

We are committed to sharing our artist’s stories: their inspirations, their vision, their methodology, and the outcome of hours in a studio.  We hope you will enjoy our collection as much as we enjoy curating and sharing it with you. 


Christina Dowdy

Celebrating vibrant color and interesting form, Christina explores all types of subject matter. She is drawn to uncluttered compositions – creating a mood or atmosphere through harnessing the power of color and contrast – whether a calm, peaceful scene or a playful, bright abstract.  A native of North Carolina and calling home Charlotte, Christina’s deep roots in this beautiful state provide an endless source of inspiration. With her love of the Blue Ridge Mountains, home place in the foothills and Piedmont, and summers on the coast, Christina translates and transforms her love for North Carolina into her work.


Brownlee Bryant

Brownlee Bryant is a social worker and an artist. As a social worker, she appreciates and accepts differences in people. Accepting that every individual is unique and beautiful in their own way, she began working as an abstract artist, working with oil and cold wax, collaging and charcoal drawing.  Each piece is unique and beautiful. She often has an expectation of how the painting will be, but the painting reveals itself, leading her to a different place. She finds this exciting and satisfying, and accepts the path her art takes. Here she finds a connection between social work and art.

Hilary Clement

Nature is Hilary’s prime inspiration for her paintings, as well as rural landscapes. Her most recent works explore the transition between realism and abstraction and often feature various wildlife. Working primarily with acrylics, with many layers and texture, she creates an abstract element to her pieces to stimulate the imagination and help the viewer fill in part of the story.  Abandoned barns and rolling farm hills provide endless inspiration for her as she tries to pull the structures down into the landscape as if they grew up from the ground.  Hilary resides in Greensboro.

Scott Harris

Scott Harris is an aluminum artist and sculptor living in Greensboro, NC.  He completed his BA in Visual Arts from Brevard College and it was there he first experimented with painting on aluminum due to its flexible surface.  As the process evolved, he discovered the reflective quality of the material added depth and movement to his art. Harris enjoys creating imagery that exhibits the contrast between a warm, organic image on a cold, industrial surface.  Thankfully, he has been enjoying his craft full time since 2007.


Geoffrey Johnson

Geoffrey Johnson continues to mesmerize viewers with paintings capturing the mood and character of the contemporary urban landscape as well as timeless interiors. Using an impressionistic style, his work lies in that seductive space between realism and abstraction. When painting his trademark urban landscapes, he tends towards a monochromatic approach to recreate the feeling of anonymity in the city. For Johnson, “each painting is 1000 different decisions, thoughts and feelings.” The result becomes timeless scenes “dancing on the water of abstraction or of just being.”


Erik Knight

Erik Knight attended community college in North Carolina and took art classes with some of his friends. In the first art course, his sketches came out of secrecy and into the open. He found he had more talent than most people expected. Art became more than a picture in his mind.   He loves working with traditional and non-traditional media. He appreciates a viewer who comes back and sees something new each time.  Working with a variety of media offers that possibility.   Art is a place to discover, take risks and make choices.  Art is a place of real thoughts. 

Sherry McAdams

North Carolina native Sherry McAdams is a working artist and graphic designer.  Using acrylic paint, ink, water colors, and other materials, she will often have several layers of media, with the more subterranean layers peeking through to add depth and texture.  Working primarily with acrylics and other water media, there is no such thing as a “mistake”.  I add another layer, another wash, texture and the painting gradually emerges.  Sherry states “Each painting is a journey, a challenge, and a wonder.  Painting is my passion!”

Janine Medlin

“It’s not so much about learning to paint as it is about learning to see.”  This is one of the first lessons of painting that set Janine Medlin, Charlotte resident, on the path of learning to see beyond the obvious, into an object or scene.  She employs color, contrast and texture to reflect what she feels from the subject.  Inspiration comes from life experience in the every day, as well as from places she’s been.  She creates movement with heavy brush and palette knife strokes, complimented with the play of colors, light and shadow. 

Ashley Vanore

Greensboro, NC artist, Ashley Vanore, has turned a life-long passion for drawing, art, and interiors into a full-time career.  Since 2016, Ashley has created original works for individuals, corporations, boutiques, designers, and galleries.   From abstracts to landscapes, figures to faces, Ashley prefers to use oil paints applied with palette knives, brushes, and rags to “sculpt” her paintings.  Each piece is a combination of methodical calculation and happenstance.  While her work can usually be characterized by colorful palette combinations, each piece is uniquely created.   Her work can be found in commercial and residential applications across the US and Canada.

Ben Owen

Ben Owen III is a potter from Seagrove, North Carolina.  His forefathers came to North Carolina from England as early as the late 1700s to ply their craft and furnish storage jars and other utilitarian wares to early settlers.  Ben III studied pottery as a young apprentice first with his grandfather in the late 1970’s-1980’s and later at East Carolina University.   Like his grandfather, Ben III’s pottery reflects a foundation in traditional designs alongside Asian influences.

Leanne Pizio

Leanne Pizio, North Carolina native, worked many different jobs through the years to support her work.  She is now happy to be able to work from home in Oak Ridge fulltime in her studio.  Leanne has perfected the sgraffito technique which involves coating pottery and scratching off parts to achieve intricate design.  Additionally, she leaves no surface unadorned.  The back side of her work is usually as intricately detailed as the front!  Designs on her pottery include dreamy Alice-in-Wonderland like characters, rabbits, crows and owls. 

Sara Kratt

The photography of emerging artist Sara Kratt can be described as spiritual, powerful, and poignant in the positive sense that her images evoke keen emotions. As a Behavioral Health nurse, Kratt excels at “seeing someone’s soul first, with its shadows, cracks, and crevices, and helping that someone realize their own light. In a time of personal crisis, the result is self-empowerment; in photography, the result is a powerful image awash with emotion”. This metaphor is reflected in Kratt’s expressive photography. Kratt makes pilgrimages with her trusty camera on her hip, and without intent. She sneaks off at the bookends of the day, sunrise and sunset, and finds those shadows, cracks, and crevices in our everyday. She reaches a harmonious stillpoint, when light and time fuse together as intuition. In this moment, Kratt says, “it’s as though the pictures are taking themselves rather than being taken by me.”

Helen Doemland

Helen Doemland lives and creates in Wilmington, NC where she works primarily with watercolor and wood.  At her studio, Helen carefully removes layers, revealing the story that lies beneath.  Each hand-sculpted piece will continue to transform, telling its unique story to collectors across the United States.  The wood changes color; it may even crack or split.  This is a natural process is not unlike what we go through. Helen and her companion/dog, Mac, walk the coast of North Carolina in search of driftwood in-the-rough.  In her studio, Helen enjoys transforming their shared treasures into sculptures and utilitarian objects.


Brackish Bowties

To reflect the natural beauty of the South, but elevate it with impeccable intricacy, Ben Ross handcrafted turkey feather bow ties for his wedding party in 2007. That gesture begot admiration and inspiration that became Brackish only a few years later.  Today Ben and one of those groomsmen, Jeff Plotner, have an operation that honors artisan techniques, distinctive style and the spirit of the South.   All handcrafted locally in Charleston, South Carolina by a team of artisans and production assistants. Every single feather is hand selected, no two are alike. Every piece is a sustainable work of art.