About Our Artistsa line or three about the creators
Amy Sullivan is the owner and proprietor of The Pig and the Poppy Folk Art Gallery and a new member of the Canvas and Cork Family. Come visit Amy’s shop within a shop and take a walk on the whimsical side!
Artist Beth Brightwell paints mainly jazz and blues musicians and singers in acrylic, pastel and charcoal. She also paints impressionistic scenery on old windows, makes beaded and copper wire wrapped jewelry and paints the wine glasses in the tasting room with different motifs and designs.
Artist Mike Miller specializes in commissioned portraits in oil as well as contemporary palette knife paintings.
Carole Barker Kennedy
Artist Carole Kennedy paints landscapes and other north Georgia scenery and is known especially for her paintings of birds.
Artist Helen Miller is our premier potter with extensive experience creating in clay as well as teaching. Helen works in a variety of glazes and finishes. She is also an expert in Chinense Brush Painting and teaches periodic classes in that medium.
Artist Norma Hulsey loves painting for the public and talking to customers. You can often see her on our front porch painting away during nice weather. Norma has an extensive catalog of oil painting, still life, landscapes and plein air. Norma makes it all look so easy but her work is extrordinary!
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Artist Billy Roper .is a renowned self taught contemporary folk artist, highly collected world wide.
Artist Janie Garrett started at Canvas and Cork as a student and used her past experience as a water colorist to take on a new medium, alcohol ink,. She especially enjoys trees as her subject matter and now also teaches alcohol ink, especially for new students.
Artist Claire Livingston is also the owner of Cavender Creek Vineyard and does triple duty as an instructor too. Claire calls it “facilitating” but whatever you call it, Claire’s acrylic painting and mixed media classes are very popular with our students. She alse exhibits her multi subject acrylic paintings in our gallery.
Cat is a mixed media artist who brings her inventive and off the grid style of art to our gallery and to her highly creative classes next door at the Cottage.
Jim White “Jim Bob!” aka The Chicken Man
Jim’s a poplular fixture on the Dahlonega art and music scene and we are privileged to have his whimsical and warm watercolros in our gallery. Jim is another one of our art instructors giving regular classes in drawing and water color.
Wanda is an accomplished oil painter who also works in acrylics and is a much loved teacher in both mediums in the Dahlonega community. Her guided painting classes are regular fixtures on our weekly schedule.
Shelley combines her love of bright colors and recycled materials to create vivid and whimsical works on barn wood, old saws, windows and more. Her creations are a pop of color for our wine tasters at the bar to enjoy! Shelley also teaches classes, facilitates wine and paint parties and teaches childrens art!
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Everything we have going on at Canvas & Cork
Our regular weekly art classes are always a good option for the visitor with a creative nature. For example, you can learn to paint wine glasses on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 2-4 pm for only $25, all supplies included for 2 finished wine or champagne glasses. We have a...
Join us on the lawn of the historic Littlefield Cottage for a farm to table event featuring locally sourced meats, produce, breads, honey and desserts. Dinner will be prepared by Shenanigan's Irish Pub and The Bourbon Street Grille and proceeds will benefit 9th...
Folk Music Jam, Sat., 2-4
"Time to Wine - Dahlonega" $15 for 3 tastings each at 3 downtown tasting rooms, plus additional savings! Tickets available at Canvas and Cork! Self guided walking wine tour - go at your own pace whenever you want!
Irish music jam, Saturday, July 14, 2-5 pm, free and lots of fun!
Wire coil earring class using silver and copper wire – Wed., May 30, 1-3pm, $20, call 706-525-1563 to register
Try some wire coil and make these lightweight silver and copper earrings!
Mixed media acrylic drip and gold foil application class coming up!
Monochrome “Plus” alcohol ink class. Limit your palette and push your creativity with our May 16, class!
Alcohol ink - Limited Palette Class - Wed., May 16, 1:30-3:30, $25
Come enjoy some musical entertainment Saturday, May 12, 2-4 on