Leah Purvis, new Horses

  Two new horses from painter Leah Purvis! Stunning (though my photographs through the glass frame fuzz their details a bit.   ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our newsletter. The Joyful Jewel Website Connect with Owner Mariah Wheeler on LinkedIn

Vangi Cathcart’s New Botanical Art

Sumi-e painter and new graduate of the NC Botanical Garden’s Botanical Illustration program, Vangi Cathcart, has brought in some of her latest paintings of native flowers! Here are two magnolias, a white one and a fuchsia one, plus a tiger lily.     ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call […]

Mary Darley word of St. Francis of Assissi

  Those beautiful words by St. Francis that begin with “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace” . . . Mary Darley has made a new drawing with the words and her animal interpreters.   ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our […]

Vangi Cathcart Art Show

Painter Vangi Cathcart just graduated from the North Carolina Botanical Garden & University of North Carolina’s Botanical Illustration Program.  This was her show on July 17, 2016 at the Botanical Garden’s Gallery.  It was well attended and we are all proud of Vangi’s achievement.

Kelley Hunter and Maria Tadd, Different & Similar

Such differences in the same category, painting.Both are masters of their art. Kelley Hunter paints layered acrylic abstracts and Maria Tadd paints layered watercolors. Kelley typically has no idea of what the painting will be when she start starts.The result is intuitive and up to the viewer’s interpretation, a thoughtful response. For Maria Tadd, animals […]

Word Sparks event teaser!

Here’s a bit of a Teaser! Sunday June 26 Word Sparks at the Joyful Jewel will include this and much more! Artists have created as they are inspired by poems. 3 – 6pm. This is page 10 of the beautiful booklet that Sharon Blessum put together. Page 10 poem is by Bonnie Korta, and artists […]

Shannon Bueker, Art Opening, Possums & More

More samples of Shannon Bueker‘s work:   ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our newsletter. The Joyful Jewel Website Connect with Owner Mariah Wheeler on LinkedIn

Leah Purvis, Horses and More

Just in at the Joyful Jewel, these amazing paintings (that look like photographs!) by new artist Leah Purvis!   ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us at (919) 883-2775 Subscribe to our newsletter. The Joyful Jewel Website Connect with Owner Mariah Wheeler on LinkedIn

Terry Perkinson’s “Photo Bombing Bear”

“Tess the Teddy Bear” by Terry Perkinson Who doesn’t want to be photo bombed by this attention-seeking bear? This photo was taken at Marilyn Penrod‘s  Art Reception, “Carolina Dreamscaping,” and features three of special people — plus “Tess the Teddy Bear” by Terry Perkinson.  Tess is actually more purple in color than the picture, and […]

Forrest Greenslade Art Reception “Happy Hour”

With his usual exceptional sense of humor, Forrest Greenslade brings his dimensional art, both paintings and sculpture, to be featured at the Joyful Jewel during the month of February. His “Happy Hour” includes a variety of party animals with titles like “Happy Hour at the Sour Mash Shine Shack, Happy Hour at the Big Chill […]