Studio Redwood: Studio 5

Mural work, fine art, Giclee Prints, furniture and cabinet finishes, eco-printing, Italian Plaster, Faux Finishes, Venetian Plaster. Classes offered in all. Chris Elliott-Davis

Meet Chris Davis, a lady with many feathers in her hat: artist, muralist, faux finisher, art instructor, mentor, coach and lover of life. Raised on a dairy farm in Southwest P.A. she moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1971.
It is no accident that Chris is an artist, she began expressing herself through art during her childhood. In 1975 she began painting professionally under the name Studio Redwood.

Chris’ creativity can be seen all the way down to the floor of her studio. She began painting her interpretations of happenings and scenery around her in the 1950’s.
She finds beauty in landscape, nature, animals and people, with the ultimate goal of capturing their overwhelming beauty. As well as being passionate and enthusiastic about her own work, Chris loves helping others achieve their dreams of becoming successful artists and crafts people.

Favorite Quote: “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
― Thomas Merton

James Garrett: Studio 1

We are kicking off our 2021 social media campaign by introducing you to James Garrett. James is studio number one on our tour.
Originally from London, England he and his wife recently moved from Atlanta to escape the fast pace of city life. Always wanting to live in the NC mountains, they now call Alleghany county their home.
Each week we will be featuring one of our artists. We look forward to meeting you all in person during the October studio tour.

inspired by his life experiences and travels, James creates paintings each with their own story. Venetian Plaster is his chosen medium. He composes his pieces using contemporary landscape, non-objective and abstract themes. The unique tools he works with are as colorful as his paintings.

“I believe you should not be afraid of anything and never, never, never quit”
-James Garrett