For the April ArtWalk we will be having a LIVE Forge by Aaron Troski of Noble Savage Forge, LIVE painting by Stephanie Wright and featuring the artwork of Ansley Painter and Robin Turner.
Noble Savage Forge was founded in 2016 by Aaron Troski. With a lifelong passion for old world craftsmanship, he decided to learn the art of smithing. Using his skills in metal and woodworking, he crafts knives and other creations in a number of mediums. All of his pieces are made with a desire to create “functional art”that is to be inspiring, creative, and used.
Stephanie Wright is a local artist and the founder of Art4life. She believes every person can use art for a better life and provides a way to do that in her workshops. Stephanie has specialized in murals and has traveled to successfully complete over 30 murals in homes and business She also does portraits and commissioned Illustrations. You can check out more of her artwork at Art4lifeSW.org.
Robin Turner is an artist of many mediums, from photography to acrylic paintings to pencil and ink, or mixed media. She began drawing at age 7, turning things like greeting cards upside down and reproducing them, or just sketching anything that came to mind. In high school, she studied drawing intensively both in the art classroom and in the drafting classroom. She worked as a drafter for a short period during her senior year of high school. Subsequent to that, she was in the U.S. Navy for a few years, and then had a family. In the 90’s, she got her Associate’s degree in Mechanical Drafting, and worked as a drafter for a time. In 2015, she got her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and while working on that, studied art at UNC Asheville. She went to work in sales and marketing, and began to experiment with writing, as well as to dabble in many mediums. She even self-published a children’s book, but her focus was photography for a few years, and her favorite subject to study was water. Her most recent discovery of the joy of abstract and non-representational art has led to her latest body of work. Primarily acrylic on canvas, the work features bold, bright colors, plenty of texture, and movement. She seeks to explore and convey themes of psychology, positive thinking, and motivation in her work, which she shares on her “bringingspring” instagram account using the hashtag #brightenyourwalls. She has just recently begun showing and selling her work, and hopes to contribute a little brightness and positivity to the life of every viewer and collector.