Artists are alphabetized by their first names.

Four Cows in Winter – Anthony Ulinski

Anthony Ulinski

Four Cows in Winter | Oil and wax on panel | 13”H x 10”W framed
About the artist

“I began my career in the arts as a studio furniture maker in 1976. My furniture and sculpture have been exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Fair, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Fair, Funeria in San Francisco, and the John Elder Gallery in New York.

“In 1993 I began painting, studying with Elizabeth Lentz, Jacob Cooley, and Beverly McIver. I had my first solo show of paintings in 2001 at Hager Smith Design Gallery in Raleigh. Since then, I have had solo shows every year, and regularly participate in juried and invitational group shows. My work has been featured in arts magazines and on book covers. My awards include painting fellowships at The Virginia Center for Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center.

“I continue woodworking, accepting commissions and creating new work for galleries and exhibitions.

“I also teach woodworking and painting workshops. I have taught at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Arrowmont School of Crafts in Tennessee, Peters Valley Craft Center in New Jersey, Haystack in Maine, the Durham Arts Council, the Pocosin Arts Center in Columbia, North Carolina, and East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.”

Untitled Mask – Bill Hickman

Bill Hickman

Untitled Mask | Fabricated sheet steel & automotive paint | 65”H x 27”W  x 11” D
About the artist

Bill is a self-taught artist that has been working in sheet steel for more than 40 years. He taught himself techniques and made objects that reflected his reality at the time. Bill has been an artist member of American Craft Council, Piedmont Craftsman, Carolina Craftsmen Guild and Artspace. Bill continues to make welded steel sculpture in his backyard studio in Raleigh.

Red Energy – Bob Rankin

Bob Rankin

Red Energy | Acrylic on canvas | 36”H x 36”W
About the artist

Bob Rankin is a life-long resident of Raleigh and an eighth generation North Carolinian. He graduated from the ECU School of Art and has studied extensively throughout Europe. His adventurous travels have taken him to over 40 countries. These experiences have greatly influenced his artwork.

Bob’s passion for teaching led him to a 30-year career in Wake County public schools. He was Sanderson High School’s Teacher of the Year, as well as North Carolina Art Education Association’s Secondary Art Educator of the Year. Bob has exhibited nationally and internationally and is in over 30 corporate collections.

His major awards include: Seven time winner Best Artist in the Triangle in Spectator Magazine, the Independent, Metro Magazine, and The Downtowner Magazine; North Carolina Art Education Association’s Secondary Art Educator of the Year 1990; Raleigh Medal of the Arts 1992; ECU Outstanding Alumnus of the Year 2012; inducted into the Raleigh Hall of Fame 2015.

Santa Fe Caboose – Bruce Couch
Santa Fe Caboose | Acrylic on canvas | 48”H x 36”W

“I just saw this red caboose all alone in a vacant field in Santa Fe and it said ‘Paint Me!’.”

About the artist

Bruce Couch grew up in Virginia and received a BFA in a Commercial Art and Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1967. Bruce has worked as an illustrator, photographer, art director in various ad agencies. He has owned B. Couch graphics since 1980. Working in mediums including oils, acrylics, pastels, and charcoal, his subjects vary from Blues musicians, vintage vehicles, and animals. His influences are Franz Kline, Impressionist painters, John Held Jr, Rick Bartow, and Diego Rivera – among others.

Carvings in Red – Chuck Rose

Chuck Rose

Carvings in Red | Mixed media on canvas | 60”H x 48”W

Multiple layers of medium are built up and then using wood carving tools, lines are carved into the medium. This vibrant painting combines modern texture with primitive type markings.

About the artist

After a career in Finance, Chuck became a professional artist twenty years ago. His use of texture and markings represents his take on abstract painting. His works have been shown and are collected around the United States.

Amadeus – Constance Pappalardo

Constance Pappalardo

Amadeus |  Graphite, ink & charcoal on linen canvas | 36”H x 60”W (1.5”D)

“This piece is inspired by Mozart’s Requiem.

“Most of the black and white verticals were born out of the genius of others, such as Mozart and Bach. When I am listening to a piece of classical music and I close my eyes, what I see is the lines, the vibrations and explosions of the sounds, the notes, the music. It always comes to me that way. And in black and white, never color, perhaps referencing the notes and sheet music I have seen throughout my life.”

About the artist

Born in Lima, Peru and raised in New York City, Constance Pappalardo studied painting at the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts.

She has been in Raleigh since 1986 and is a member of Artspace and the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, and the Durham Art Guild. She is best known for her richly pigmented watercolor on canvas paintings as well as her minimalistic black and white paintings. Her works are included in corporate and private collections here and abroad. She has been donating her art to Works of Heart since 2006.

Splash 6 – David Molesky

David Molesky

Splash 6 | Oil on panel | 16”H x 26”W

This oil painting is a mashup of historical European painting techniques and contemporary modernism. Painted in oil on a panel that was prepared with traditional gesso, the color palette reflects Molesky’s coming to terms with the human influences on the ocean during the Anthropocene. He starts the painting in a way that is similar to the 19th century British cloud painter John Constable, then he squeegees across the surface with a technique that Gerhard Richter uses in his abstracts.

About the Artist

David Molesky (b.1977) is an internationally recognized fine artist based in New York City known for his landscapes and figurative works. His paintings are in the permanent collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art among other museum collections on both coasts and in Europe and Asia. He is the recipient of artist residencies through the Morris Graves Foundation, California; Fine Art Base, California; and the Fundacja Nakielska, Poland.

Contrasts – Eric Raddatz
Contrasts | Photography | 49”H x 37-½”W (framed)

“For years, Eric Raddatz has photographed the little details of life, the forgotten drips, chinks, and scratches that mar our everyday vision, all from the mottled skin of parking garages, the rusted carcasses in junkyards. His photographs—his art—gives new life to each.”
— Neil Hinson, Artsee magazine May-June 2011

About the artist

A self-taught photographer since 1970, Eric Raddatz has created a collection of diverse images utilizing 35mm slides, print, cellphone, digital and iPhone technology. He continues to seek new ways to interpret the lives, nature, and structures that fill our everyday surroundings.

Undeserved – Gayle Stott Lowry

Gayle Stott Lowry

Undeserved | Oil and wax on canvas | 30”H x 30”W (2”D)

“This abstract painting, Undeserved, is part of my series Paradox. It speaks to my life-long repulsion for guns and the violence that they facilitate. The various flesh tones in the painting represent victims of all races.”

About the artist

Gayle Stott Lowry’s work is in the North Carolina Museum of Art and also in many private and corporate collections, including the City of Raleigh, Rex Hospital, SAS Institute, Duke Energy – Progress, the North Carolina Bar Association, Glaxo Smith Kline, and IBM. She has been awarded a residency at Vermont Studio Center and project grants from United Arts Council and City of Raleigh Arts Commission.