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Meet the Artists

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Lori Loftus

Lori Loftus is a multi-media Lake Lure Artist  who uses flora and fauna, shells and other natural objects to create unique pieces of art.

KarenLise Bjerring

Lake Lure Artist Lise Bjerring creates colorful images and portraits. 

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Carlann Scherping

Lake Lure Artist Carlann Scherping works with acrylic and watercolor to create landscapes typical of the Lake Lure area and Western North Carolina.

Amy Wald

Lake Lure Artist Amy Wald creates high quality one of a kind rustic frames and mirrors.  Some frames contain original oil paintings. 

Julie Maziarka

Julie is a beginning painter who has been creating beautiful art in her jewelry making.  

She loves attending the Lake Lure Artist meetings to learn new techniques for her artwork. She has recently taken up felting.

Milan Moravec

Milan Moravec was born to travel with admiration for photography. These traits, over decades, yield many unique and hard to reproduce photographs of the Lake Lure area and around the world .

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Jana Moravec

Lake Lure Artist Jana Moravec is always on a lookout for that special shot. Photographs are printed on different media to enhance the image. Paper, metal, canvas, wood, and framed, or not framed, accordingly. 

Jennifer Gregg

Lake Lure Artist Jennifer Gregg creates Peace Upcycled.  Her colorful and fun vintage windows are upcycled to create a view where there wasn't one. 

Jean Hagmann

Jean Hagmann has been a resident of Lake Lure and a member of the Lake Lure Artists since 2011.
She enjoys painting with watercolor as well as oil.  Her subjects include portraits, flowers, and the scenery of North Carolina. 

Constance Smith

I am predominately self taught. I studied fine art for a year in London and two years of graphic art in Atlanta. My forte is in portraiture but I also paint landscapes , animals, and sculpt in clay.  I work primarily in oils but also use pastels, acrylic, charcoal, and pen and ink.

Deborah Chase


Deborah is a Lake Lure Artists who works in pastels and acrylics. She especially  likes to represent items with texture or reflections.

Julie Shea Sutton

At long last I have the opportunity to learn to paint with oils.. I've dabbled in pastels, colored pencil and charcoal years ago. "Lake Lure Artists" have encouraged and helped me along. I've even dared to go large...the Lily Pads are a 30"x 40" oil painting in progress. It's fun! It's great to have artist friends and meet with them twice a month

Sharron Fieber

I have spent most of my adult life with a camera in my hands, but it’s only recently that I’ve begun to manipulate the photos and create the images.  It is only recently I've begun to show my work.

Kathy Hutchinson

I began my artistic endeavours as a potter but ever the experimenter I began using my kiln for art glass pieces.  I also do watercolor batik.

Autumn Zamzow

Autumn Zamzow enjoys painting in acrylic, oil and watercolor on canvass, wood and glass.  Art for Autumn is influenced by her varied interests in subject matter from portraits of needy children to whimsical animals and interesting people. 

Pat Konicki

Pat Konicki graduated from American Academy of Art and began her career as a graphic designer and illustrator in Chicago.

Pat now resides in the Carolinas, where she derives much of her inspiration to pursue her love of painting.  The use of both watercolor and colored pencil offers a unique detailed study of often forgotten treasures found in the rural areas of North and South Carolina.

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Moe Bay





Moe Bay owned and operated her own fine jewelry store for over 38 years.  She designed and sold her own creations as well as unique designer pieces.  Retired now, she enjoys making something beautiful when the inspiration strikes!

Sara Cronk

An avid quilter and knitter since the mid-nineties, my retirement and move to Lake Lure in 2019 presented an opportunity to develop new techniques for manipulating fabric and wool:  machine applique, wet felting, and needle felting.  Creating needle felted dog and cat portraits thrills me these days, and I do accept commissions.  You can reach me at

Julie Toffaletti


Julie Toffaletti paints realistically — mostly in oils, and some in acrylics and watercolors. People are her favorite subjects.


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June Ellen Bradley


Artist, educator and naturalist, June Ellen Bradley celebrates life through health, nature, and creativity.  She thrives in her art practice, creating murals and paintings inspired by nature. Her art is a celebration of the natural world and the creative force.

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Emmy B

Emmy B. has a product design and interior design background, but has transitioned into more fine arts since moving to Lake Lure in 2018. Her passion is assemblage art including mosaics, collage, jewelry making etc.

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