While spending the good part of my summer in the mountains, I love to browse the art galleries in Black Mountain and Asheville. One of the artists I have discovered and loved is Bridgette Pyles-Martin. I love her paintings of mountain landscapes and the vibrant and bold colors she uses. For years I have admired her work that I've seen in the Seven Sisters Gallery in Black Mountain and am waiting to find just the right one for my home. I don't have any paintings that will remind me throughout the year of my love for the mountains. More of her work can be seen here: http://bridgetteart.com/biography.html.
I am now a stay at home mom but in my former life I was a French teacher--I have my B.A., M.A., and A.B.D. (next step to Ph.D. in French literature). I love teaching and miss it but in the meantime I am enjoying operating a part-time home organizing and design business. Contact me for more info if you are interested!