cat goolsby

Atlanta designer Cat Goolsby creates metal jewelry that looks like soft, free-flowing ribbon and fabric. Artist: Born in Ohio, Goolsby grew up in Lilburn, GA. She earned a BS in psychology with a minor in biology at Georgia State University, where she also took some metalsmithing classes. Though Goolsby pursued what she thought was a more…

william hall

Texas-based artist William Hall utilizes sand, grout, mortar and acid stains to produce his abstract cast wall reliefs. Artist: Born in Bartlesville, OK, Hall moved to Dallas in 1963. After graduating with a BA of fine arts from the University of Texas at Arlington, he became one of the founding members of 500 Exposition Gallery…

tommy moss

To create his large, hand-painted wall sculptures, Atlanta’s Tommy Moss subscribes to a simple philosophy of minimalist forms with maximalist surfaces. Artist: A fourth-generation Atlanta native, Moss graduated with a business degree from Georgia State University. He later took art classes at various art colleges in the Atlanta area. Company/studio: Tommy Moss LLC, started in 2001.…

norman morgan

In Alabama, chase and repousse’ artist Norman Morgan captures the natural beauty found in the outdoors in his detailed jewelry designs. Artist: Morgan grew up in Tarboro, NC. His art career started as a teenager when classmates discovered that he could draw reasonably good rock stars, and they were willing to pay for them. After…

crystian hopper

Georgia-based artist Crystian Hopper uses colored pencils in his photorealistic drawings. Company/studio: Crystian Hopper Art, which started in 2018, is based in Atlanta. The artist has an in-home studio. Artist: Born in Auburn, AL, Hopper grew up in Niceville, FL, where he enjoyed drawing, particularly portraits and superhero sketches, throughout his school years. At the…

brett henderson

New Orleans artist Brett Henderson uses depth in his colorful and layered abstract paintings. Artist: The Oklahoma City native grew up drawing and painting. In 2002, he moved to New Orleans, to study film at the University of New Orleans. It took a few years to realize he wasn’t happy working on the other people’s…

lisa norris

Tennessee artist Lisa Norris cuts, layers and arranges paper from vintage sewing patterns to make her fashion-smart collages. Artist: The Chattanooga native grew up watching her father, a self-taught artist, drawing. She often sat for portraits. In high school, a teacher urged her to consider art school. After high school, Norris worked and built her…

shirley gromen

Maryland’s Shirley Gromen says her porcelain work is a portal into the ever-changing natural world of the Chesapeake Bay. Artist: Gromen grew up in Maryland. She earned her BFA from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) and her MFA in ceramics from The Ohio State University. She worked many years as a graphic designer before…

jym davis

Ancient folklore, festivals and customs inspire the masks, outfits and sculptures of Georgia artist Jym Davis. Artist: Grew up in Radford, VA. At Carson-Newman University in Tennessee, Davis studied drawing and painting. In 2003, he earned an MFA in video art from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. He later taught part time at UNC Greensboro…

jaydan moore

Jaydan Moore believes the past can still live within a new object. That is why the Virginia metalsmith turns secondhand silver trays and platters into modern sculptures. Artist: The California native grew up in Antioch, where Moore was influenced, in part, by his family’s decades-old business as tombstone makers. Though objects, the tombstones, served as memories…