Kathy Angel Lee is the only textile artist creating fabric collages here at Harvest Gold Gallery! While taking an applique class in the 1980's she was introduced to quilting and completely fell in love with the art. What's even more incredible is that she mainly taught herself what she knows about textile art and quilting. Kathy sees her work as ever evolving- her current work that we show in the gallery in much more artistically creative than where she began as a quilter. Today she mainly creates fabric collages using Persian Embroidery. This technique
"is a form of applique using 'fussy cut' printed elements to create a scene on a background fabric. Fabric collages is a style of art where a variety of materials are stitched to form a scene."
Kathy often starts with a photo that has been printed onto fabric, then adds stitching and other fabric pieces to create her finished piece. The result are these beautiful fabric collages- often nature scenes or animals. If you would like to see Kathy's work for yourself, stop by Harvest Gold Gallery!
Arnica is a flower that has been used for centuries to cure a range of issues people face, from chronic arthritis to soreness after a sport- arnica helps with bruising, aches and soreness. The arnica plant naturally contain chemicals that helps activate the body's circulatory system which reduces inflammation and bruising. Here at Harvest Gold Gallery we carry the whipped arnica cream as well as arnica rub sticks and bath salts! These products also have a more natural scent which is great for people who don't like products with a strong smell.
Tom Stoenner is the incredible artist behind these beautiful blown glass cups! A beautiful aspect of blown glass is the true uniqueness behind each piece. Even if the same style, materials and colors are used, each piece is still one of kind simply due to the nature of glass blowing.
Tom says, "I create glass that adds to the pleasure of the drink"- with his glassware epitomizing the meaning of functional art. He continues to say that "I have always believed that things made by hand offer a shared experience between the maker and the user. A simple object can forge connections."
Houle studied art at Plymouth State College and in 1998 was awarded his degree in Fine Arts in Painting. Now, he lives in Augusta with his family and has spent the last 25 years around New England. All the while trying to establish himself as a New England artist. Much of Houle's work focuses on architecture; he is "drawn to the charm and nostalgia around old homes and barns, store fronts, and light houses." His interest in this as a subject gives him the unique ability to turn, what seems to be a mundane scene, into a masterpiece.