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!
Owner of Garris Audio Visual, Bryan is an old school photographer, producing his photogrphs by hand in the dark room. HIs black and white and sepia toned images are dramatic, even haunting, from architecture to the natural world of north Georgia, Bryan has an artistic eye and a designers ability to present work in a professonal style.
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
Carol is a dynamic mixed media artist who’s always coming up with innovative ideas and subjects. Her creative spirit is apparent in all her works!
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!
Are you an artist looking to join a group of fellow creative friends? Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch! Canvas and Cork is always open to bringing in new art and artists - we'll squeeze you in where we can!
If you are interested in being part of our family, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can or stop in and get to know us!