Artist, Joyce Tremethick is a Texan now, but she grew up in Mississippi where there were miles and miles of beautiful country scenes, and an abundance of wildlife of all kinds. These are some of the stored images that inspire her to paint.
Joyce says she gets lost when she paints. She finds subject matter not only in natural things, but also in the things she admires, loves, and in the things that she finds most peaceful.
Her products are created in a smoke and pet free environment and range in price from $69 – $1,499. She selects premium quality paints to create all of her products. Extra time and care go into creating each and every item. She sincerely hopes that you enjoy looking at her work, and in some small way, will walk away inspired.
Some of Joyce’s paintings are framed in a custom-made Mesquite Wood frame by Rustic Notions.
The artwork of Virgil Stephens ranges from dramatic black and white pencil drawings to delicately hued western paintings with a few whimsical musical paintings thrown in to reflect and express his own life experiences.
Raising a family didn’t afford the possibility of taking classes, so Virgil started reading books and studying paintings by famous artist and well known teachers in his spare time. Common sense convinced him the high cost of canvas and paint was money better spent elsewhere and he eventually wound up with a pencil in his hand and spent the early part of his career concentrating on fine pencil drawings.
Virgil was born with an ability to look at things more closely than his friends did, and growing up around, on top of and under horses, calves, ponies, chickens, pups and kittens, and a plethora of other non-descript mammals & unidentifiable insects, allowed him to store up details about anatomy that were more accurate than any information obtained from books.
Although his unique imagery covers a wide range of subject matter from Native Americans and cowboys to domestic animals and wildlife, he remains true to his heritage by portraying only what he knows from first hand experience. “I love to tell stories through my art and who knows my story better than me?” he explains.
Virgil and his wife Emily now reside high in the mountains of southern New Mexico, in the Loma Grande mountain range at the Notevena Ranch and Art Gallery.
All of Virgil’s pieces have been matted and custom framed in Knotty Alder wood frames by Rustic Notions.