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MEET OUR ARTISTS

For more than 25 years, we have been grateful to work with artists, sharing their creativity and passion
with a worldwide audience.

Today we are thrilled to represent and share with you the art of  our family of talented artists, all of whom are admirers of everything house and home. Illustrators, photographers and painters, their trend-forward collections of art grace walls and products around the world.

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  • Emily Adams
    Emily Adams
  • Sarah Adams
    Sarah Adams
  • Jess Aiken
    Jess Aiken
  • Belinda Aldrich
    Belinda Aldrich
  • CJ Anderson
    CJ Anderson
  • Lisa Audit
    Lisa Audit
  • Melissa Averinos
    Melissa Averinos
  • Cheri Blum
    Cheri Blum
  • Alicia Bock
    Alicia Bock
  • Candra Boggs
    Candra Boggs
  • Daphne Brissonnet
    Daphne Brissonnet
  • David Carter Brown
    David Carter Brown
  • Deb Lee Carson
    Deb Lee Carson
  • Veronique Charron
    Veronique Charron
  • Lisa Cueman
    Lisa Cueman
  • Jane Davies
    Jane Davies
  • Kellie Day
    Kellie Day
  • Meloushka Designs
    Meloushka Designs
  • Elyse DeNeige
    Elyse DeNeige
  • Jim Dratfield
    Jim Dratfield
  • Katherine Gendreau
    Katherine Gendreau
  • Ryan Fowler
    Ryan Fowler
  • Kathy Ferguson
    Kathy Ferguson
  • Marco Fabiano
    Marco Fabiano
  • Lupen Grainne
    Lupen Grainne
  • Beth Grove
    Beth Grove
  • Marilyn Hageman
    Marilyn Hageman
  • Moira Hershey
    Moira Hershey
  • Cleonique Hilsaca
    Cleonique Hilsaca
  • Albena Hristova
    Albena Hristova
  • Carla Kimball
    Carla Kimball
  • Dusty Knight
    Dusty Knight
  • Kathrine Lovell
    Kathrine Lovell
  • Alan Majchrowicz
    Alan Majchrowicz
  • Laura Marshall
    Laura Marshall
  • Naomi McBride
    Naomi McBride
  • Lamai McCartan
    Lamai McCartan
  • Kathleen Parr McKenna
    Kathleen Parr McKenna
  • Studio Mousseau
    Studio Mousseau
  • Sara Zieve Miller
    Sara Zieve Miller
  • Michael Mullan
    Michael Mullan
  • Danhui Nai
    Danhui Nai
  • Shirley Novak
    Shirley Novak
  • Marc Olivier
    Marc Olivier
  • Linda Omelianchuk
    Linda Omelianchuk
  • Chris Paschke
    Chris Paschke
  • Pela
    Pela
  • Pela Studio
    Pela Studio
  • Janelle Penner
    Janelle Penner
  • Katie Pertiet
    Katie Pertiet
  • Courtney Prahl
    Courtney Prahl
  • Julia Purinton
    Julia Purinton
  • Carol Rowan
    Carol Rowan
  • Mark Scheffer
    Mark Scheffer
  • Mike Schick
    Mike Schick
  • Sue Schlabach
    Sue Schlabach
  • Roque Silva
    Roque Silva
  • Brookview Studio
    Brookview Studio
  • Myles Sullivan
    Myles Sullivan
  • Anne Tavoletti
    Anne Tavoletti
  • Avery Tillmon
    Avery Tillmon
  • Mary Urban
    Mary Urban
  • Elizabeth Urquhart
    Elizabeth Urquhart
  • Debra Van Swearingen
    Debra Van Swearingen
  • Silvia Vassileva
    Silvia Vassileva
  • Jacquie Vaux
    Jacquie Vaux
  • Wellington Studio
    Wellington Studio
  • Cheryl Warrick
    Cheryl Warrick
  • James Wiens
    James Wiens
  • Wild Apple Portfolio
    Wild Apple Portfolio
Emily Adams
    Parisienne Chic by Emily Adams

    Parisienne Chic by Emily Adams

    “I paint things the way I see them… which is more how I want them to be than how they really are.”

    Emily Adams paints what she loves: fashion, all things French, and feminine objets that capture the imagination. Self-taught, she experiments with texture and color, juxtaposing the new with the old. Inspired by exquisite Parisian storefronts and elegant country gardens, her work is admired for its elements of whimsy, her motto being “life is too short to overlook the beauty and humor right in front of us.” Emily lives a secluded life in her cherished country home, traveling extensively, mostly to France.

     

     

    Sarah Adams

      Artist Sarah Adams

      Sarah Adams has been creating art and design since she began drawing cartoons as a child in South Africa.

      Sarah received her BFA in Graphic Design and Photography from Endicott College. Sarah’s designs often begin with objects and backgrounds painted in black ink on wood, textured paper or canvas. She then adds design elements and her signature bold colors. Now living with her husband and son in Vermont, Sarah draws inspiration from her childhood in South Africa, sports, nature and her energetic family.

      Jess Aiken
        Wild Bohemian II by Jess Aiken

        Wild Bohemian II by Jess Aiken

        Jess Aiken started her art career working in interior design.

        “As an artist I love the connection between art and the home, so moving on to designing art for the home was a natural progression.”

        Jess Aiken started her art career working in interior design. Working from her home studio in Providence, Rhode Island (known as the “Creative Capital”), Jess is inspired by the natural beauty of nearby beaches and the dynamic activity of city life. For Jess, being able to thrive and create art every day is the perfect balance. “I never take myself too seriously, and always, always have fun. I am grateful to be able to make art for a living.”

        Belinda Aldrich

          Belinda AldrichBelinda Aldrich grew up in South Africa and immigrated with her family to Vermont in 1994.

          Belinda has always loved art and design and wanted to be a graphic designer starting at a young age. She graduated from Lyndon State College with a BA in graphic design and has been working as a full time and freelance designer for the past 10 years. Belinda is a sports fanatic, playing soccer, snowboarding, and surfing in the cold waters of Maine. She lives with her husand in Camden, Maine.

          CJ Anderson

            CJ Anderson

            CJ Anderson is an abstract painter based in Denver, Colorado.

            She started her career in interior design and has worked in the field of architecture. Her abstract impressionist paintings delve into composition, juxtaposition of form, and color. They are about passion, purposeful brushwork, and movement of paint and line across the canvas. Each piece begins with a bright color palette influenced by western light. Layers of neutrals, washes, and gestural marks are added until only hints of the original conception remain.

            Lisa Audit

              lisa auditCanadian artist Lisa Audit loves the world of decorating.

              Lisa’s artwork has successfully appeared on prints, stationery, wallpaper, fabrics and many other home products. Lisa paints mostly with oils on canvas but also works in watercolor, acrylics and pen & ink for more precise imagery. She is inspired by past masters Picasso, Cezanne, Rubens and Manet. Lisa has a spacious studio in the basement of her home, where she lives with her two teenage children.


              Melissa Averinos

                Melissa AverinosMelissa Averinos lives and creates art.

                Growing up on Cape Cod she has always painted and collaged with abandon.  From a studio in her old house that she shares with her “adorable husband and rescue dogs”, she creates art and quilts and all sorts of  beautiful things. In 2016 she won Best in Show for her original modern quilt at QuiltCon and teaches modern quilting at home and on the road. Melissa loves painting, quilting, rust, unicorns, yoga, gardening, thrift shopping and pie.

                Cheri Blum

                  Cheri BlumIn her brilliant but brief career, Cheri Blum created more than 400 original paintings.

                  Cheri lived and worked in the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland, where the coastal serenity influenced her decorative work. Cheri appreciated things with a feeling of age and history, and successfully achieved a similar patina in her paintings. The simple, graceful shapes she painted have a timeless quality and restful feeling that make them easy to live with and enjoy.

                  Alicia Bock

                    Alicia-Bock-BW“I believe there is beauty everywhere you look.

                    Alicia Bock is a fine art and lifestyle photographer whose fine art images have been featured in major movies (Sex and The City), and television shows (Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother). Her photographs have also been included in several magazines including People Magazine: Style Edition, Better Homes and Gardens, and Bella Grace Magazine. Alicia has spent her life living in both Michigan and Florida, surrounded by water and color, and is still greatly influenced by those two environments.

                    Candra Boggs

                      CANDRA-BOGGSCandra Boggs transforms the joy and peaceful feelings she gets from her children into her paper mosaic artwork.

                      Family, children, and her environment influence the way she approaches a new piece. Employing various artistic techniques and media, her mosaics have a contemporary appeal, with hidden surprises. “The materials used are quite simple: wood, paper, ink, linoleum, paint, glue and sealer,” Candra says. “I choose to create images that are derived from free-flowing thoughts, creating with a layering process of color, texture, shape, and line, which articulate my mood and inspiration.” Candra lives in Ohio with her husband and children. There she creates her multi-media masterpieces and teaches art and photography to high school students.

                      Daphne Brissonnet

                        Daphne-BrissonnetDaphne Brissonnet has always been drawn to the beauty of nature.

                        Her early studies in botany opened her eyes to the form, dimension and subtle colors of her natural subjects. As she discovered a universe of unexpected beauty in the flowers and plants she studied, painting these subjects became an important part of her life, while revealing her talents as an artist. Primarily self-taught, Daphne continues to refine her skills by attending workshops in France and the U.S. as well as closer to her home in Canada.

                        David Carter Brown

                          David-Carter-BrownAfter attending Parsons School of Design, New York born David Carter Brown began his career producing hand-painted designs in the Folk Art tradition.

                          Since then he has produced many licensed collections in wall coverings, china, and accessories. Working from his studio in the rolling hills of upstate New York, David is constantly inspired by his rural surroundings, rich in the traditions of farming and American country life.

                          Deb Lee Carson

                            Deb Lee CarsonDeb Lee Carson’s work focuses on natural elements with an emphasis on rural life in Minnesota and the Dakotas.

                            Being behind a camera gives her the ability to capture a different perspective, capturing beauty in the seldom witnessed events which have become her subject of study. “My hope is my images evoke the honesty and sincerity of the people and landscapes in them and that my sincere admiration and respect for the subject matter show in the final work of art.”

                            Veronique Charron

                              Veronique-CharronFrench Canadian artist Veronique Charron takes inspiration for her fresh, graphic designs from the environment that surrounds her country home near Charlevoix, Quebec.

                              Veronique’s formal study focused on graphic art and design, though the style of her artwork is uniquely her own. From fashion to flowers, Vero captures her subjects using a dynamic mix of texture, color and youthful flair.

                              Lisa Cueman

                                Lisa-CuemanLisa Cueman is a 16th generation Bermudian who grew up in the ranks of the British Pony Club.

                                She spent her youth riding and competing, but left the sport in early adulthood to take up photography as her full time passion. A friend’s suggestion helped Lisa turn her lens toward horses, and her two life loves came together. Riveted by the raw beauty of equines, Lisa emphasizes the form, texture and lines of the horse in her captivating work. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two black labs.

                                Jane Davies

                                  Jane-DaviesJane Davies is a full-time artist working in both collage and painting.

                                  Offering workshops nationwide, she focuses on helping people find a personal and playful approach to making art. Jane started her artistic career as a potter, gradually transitioning into freelance art using painting and collage as her media. For the past five years she has focused her efforts towards teaching, writing, and making art. She is the author of three books on collage and mixed media, one on ceramics, and has one DVD on painting and collage techniques.

                                   

                                  Kellie Day

                                    Kellie-Day

                                    Kellie Day’s artwork is like a breath of fresh air.

                                    Her snow-covered mountains, aspen trees and ravens’ wings suggest a lightness of being. Motivated by years as USFS ranger surveying wilderness, fighting wildfire, traveling and climbing around the world, Kellie’s journeys simmer into her mixed-media paintings. From the simplicity of a raven in the desert, to the magnificent presence of the mountains, Kellie brings her love for her local landscape into her work.
                                    Kellie’s current journey is as a mom living in a Colorado mountain town. She is also sharing her techniques for capturing beauty in art. She offers in-person and web-based art classes, and enjoys encouraging artists on their own journey toward creativity.

                                    Meloushka Designs

                                      MeloushkaMeloushka Designs is run by Melissa White on the south coast of England.

                                      A decorative artist for many years, Melissa is best known for reproducing Tudor wall paintings, but her style and inspiration is eclectic and diverse. She hand paints fabrics and interiors, and designs printed textiles and wallpapers. She also paints on plaster using her own “fresco secco” technique of aging and distressing the paintwork. This has become her signature patina.

                                      Elyse DeNeige

                                        Elyse-deNeigeElyse DeNeige grew up in Maine on Sebago Lake, just a short distance from historic Portland.

                                        The arts were always calling, so she pursued every creative outlet including attending the Savannah College of Art and Design where she graduated with a BFA in Illustration. Elyse works in pen, watercolor, acrylics, digital, and often combinations thereof. Her love for Maine’s animals, coast, and seasons can be seen in her collections. You may catch glimpses of New England’s beautiful autumn and winter, assortments of beach treasures, and well-dressed characters can be seen enjoying Halloween or Christmas year round! Following some bouncing around after college, Elyse has settled into a cozy house in Vermont with her main squeeze and several furry friends.

                                        Jim Dratfield

                                          Jim-DratfieldOriginally from Princeton, New Jersey, Jim Dratfield spent many years acting.

                                          His career change to photography came about as a result of the fine art sepia-tone photo portraits he took of himself and his beloved dog, Kuma. Jim has twelve published books and has had many photo exhibitions. He lives on a farm in New York with his wife, son, two dogs and a cat.

                                          Katherine Gendreau

                                            Katherine-Gendreau“In my work I try to evoke the moods of the ocean and life by the sea.”

                                            Katherine Gendreau is a fine art landscape photographer from Rhode Island. Many of her images are long exposures, ranging from one second to eight minutes; these photos record the accumulation of time in a single image. She also enjoys creating abstract images with intentional camera movement, using a longer shutter speed and physically moving the camera during the exposure, blurring the colors and details of the scene to create a painterly effect.

                                            Ryan Fowler

                                              Ryan-FowlerRyan Fowler is an illustrator and graphic artist based in Chicago and Vermont.

                                              Ryan received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design where he studied photography. His artistic process was informed by his study of photography and photographic printing methods, both in the darkroom and on the computer. Ryan uses a hybrid of traditional and modern techniques utilizing drawings, paintings, and computer-based illustration tools. Ryan covers a variety of subject matter with his work including animals, landscapes, children’s art, typography and graphic design. His work is inspired by nature, advertising design, and New England and Pacific Northwest iconography.

                                              Kathy Ferguson

                                                Kathy-FergusonKathy Ferguson, a mixed media artist living in New York, paints whimsical, colorful abstract landscapes.

                                                Richly layered and complex, her paintings combine geometric and organic shapes to create imaginary landscapes using paint, collage paper and ink. Kathy received her MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her work is held in many collections including the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston, the Plaza Hotel in New York City and the Belmond Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg, Russia.

                                                Marco Fabiano

                                                  Marco-Fabiano“For me, a simple object holds the potential to be something amazing. You just have to look at it in a new way.”

                                                  Marco Fabiano describes his work as making “everyday objects into things of beauty.” His early education in Renaissance and European art history attracted him to the graphic, stylized design that has become his calling card. His images, infused with both romance and mystery, are deeply connected to the past and his love of antiquity. These things, combined with his life-long fascination in ceramics, are the basis that shapes the form and function in his paintings.

                                                  Lupen Grainne

                                                    Lupen-Grainine“I like to create opportunities for the viewer to linger on often overlooked unique details with my photography.”

                                                    Fine art photographer Lupen Grainne enjoys the beauties of the natural world. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she is now based in southern California. From her home studio she creatively post-processes her photographs for a certain mood and sometimes a dreamy quality. Her work has been featured at Pottery Barn, in many magazines and is part of many personal collections around the world.

                                                    Beth Grove

                                                      Beth-GroveBeth began her career with a publisher of stationery and gift items, where she worked as a staff artist for 15 years.

                                                      Her love of all things home and garden made the transition to creating art for the home decor and gift industries a natural next step. Her decorative style is achieved by creating watercolors using traditional drawing and painting techniques, and digitally adding contemporary design elements.

                                                      She finds color to be one of the most exciting components of art. “I notice color combinations everywhere – in the way people paint their houses, in the flower combinations they plant in their gardens, and in the outfits they wear.” Beth enjoys creating coordinating collections of art with a mix and match approach that is ideal for licensing her work in various shapes and sizes.

                                                      Marilyn Hageman

                                                        Marilyn-HagemanMarilyn Hageman’s rich paintings capture mood and energy.

                                                        Intrigued by their speed and motion, she began to paint horses at the early age of three. Now a painter of natural landscapes and botanicals, Marilyn still strives to capture the lyrical energy of the horses she drew in childhood. She also holds an MFA in painting. She now works and resides in Illinois, where larger-than-life canvases line the walls of her studio, depicting horses or wine or a villa on a hillside.

                                                        Moira Hershey

                                                          Mira-HersheyAfter graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration, Moira Hershey relocated to Vermont to work as a staff artist and designer at Wild Apple.

                                                          Her personal style is quirky, cute, and fun, with an emphasis on bold lines and texture using gouache, ink, and digital media. She is inspired by Andy Warhol’s early advertising work, and the flat, graphic qualities in the works of Charley Harper and Alphonse Mucha. She spends her free time reading, watching movies, and singing bad karaoke.

                                                          Cleonique Hilsaca

                                                            Cleonique-HilsacaBorn in the heart of the Central American city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Cleonique Hilsaca started her journey to becoming an artist while in middle school.

                                                            Her passion for drawing and design led her to study at the Savannah College of Art & Design, graduating with a B.F.A. in Illustration and a minor in Graphic Design. Besides her love for sketching, Cleonique’s simple and light-hearted style is almost purely digital. Inspired by children’s stories, nature and comics, her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally.

                                                            Albena Hristova

                                                              Albena-HristovaAlbena Hristova, an international artist with over twelve years of classical art training and a master’s in mural painting, is one of the most successful open edition artists on the market.

                                                              Albena started her career in Europe showing her artwork at Art Basel and creating several murals. She relentlessly searches for the perfect combination of form, color and texture. Albena travels actively around the world and searches for inspiration from nature and civilization. Her paintings exude elegance and timelessness.

                                                              Carla Kimball

                                                                Carla-Kimball“I photograph presence. My images range from the most ordinary to the most scenic.”

                                                                Photographer Carla Kimball is interested in discovering beauty in the most ordinary of things as well as in the natural world. As she shares her photography with others, her hope is to give viewers the opportunity to see the world through new eyes and to have a direct experience of discovery, joy, and connection.

                                                                Dusty Knight

                                                                  Dusty-KnightBeside large windows looking out over her garden, rocky islands, and the ocean, Dusty Knight paints her loose and spontaneous paintings.

                                                                  She lives in her childhood home in coastal New Hampshire with her husband, two teenaged daughters and too many animals. She developed her own painting technique using watercolors and acrylics on a rigid surface. The result is richer in color and style than watercolor on paper alone. Dusty Knight’s work is found in many New England galleries and at www.DustanKnight.com.

                                                                  Kathrine Lovell

                                                                    Katherine-LovellKathrine Lovell comes from a family with a long history of art making.

                                                                    Her ancestors carved stone for Canterbury Cathedral in England. Generations of artists grace her family tree. She continues her family legacy working as a painter, creating elegant, luminous images that balance an ethereal view of the natural world with meticulous patterning.  She lives in Rhode Island where her studio/gallery is nestled amongst the pastoral landscape of farmland, ocean and forest.

                                                                    Alan Majchrowicz

                                                                      Alan Majchrowicz

                                                                      Wilderness photographer Alan Majchrowicz is fortunate to be able to combine his passion for the outdoors with his profession.

                                                                      Born, raised and educated in the midwest, Alan felt the call of the Pacific Northwest and moved there in 1980. He travels widely with backpack and camera to find the out-of-the-way places that appear in his extraordinary photographs.

                                                                      Laura Marshall

                                                                        Laura-Marshall“For me, photography is something that takes place inside, a connection to nature, humans and structures that cannot be expressed through words alone.”

                                                                        For Laura Marshall, photography is about more than just picking up a camera and taking pictures of what she sees. Inspired by a childhood filled with cross-country family camping trips as well as her rural Michigan roots, Laura photographs nature as her primary subject using both film and digital cameras. Currently living and working in Vermont, Laura continues to be inspired by the beautiful world around her.

                                                                        Naomi McBride

                                                                          McBrideNaomi McBride is a noted muralist from Northern Ireland who now lives and works in an idyllic cottage in the wild and dramatic countryside of western Ireland.

                                                                          Her extensive travels have had an enormous influence on her work, especially her trips to Central Asia and Outer Mongolia, where she feels her sense of color and pattern was greatly enriched. When not painting, traveling or tending to her flower garden, Naomi loves to welcome friends around a table filled with dishes prepared with her husband’s organic vegetables and the best of Ireland’s produce.

                                                                          Lamai McCartan

                                                                            Lamai-McCartanAustralian artist Lamai McCartan works from her home studio where she spends her days painting, drawing and putting her creations together digitally.

                                                                            A diverse artist, she likes to play with different media and techniques, continually challenging herself to try new things. Inspired by the latest looks in home decor, Lamai can often be found scouring through magazines and online blogs or spending hours (and way too much money) shopping homewares stores.

                                                                            Kathleen Parr McKenna

                                                                              Kathleen-Parr-McKennaKathleen Parr McKenna’s paintings “celebrate a passion for color, a reverence for nature, and a love for watercolor.”  

                                                                              She has been residing in Hawaii for 11 years and her studio is busy with commissions and design work year round.  “I’ve always enjoyed the mystery this medium bestows,” she says. “I can express beauty and wonder and it may never be the same twice.  Every brush stroke is a pleasure and a completed painting or design is a joy to see.  For me, the purpose of painting artwork in front of someone else’s eyes is to make that person feel good.”  Kathleen’s work is seen in galleries and collections around the US and is widely licensed for home decor products and the gift industry.  Kathleen developed McKenna Design, LLC over 22 years ago and still remains one the most prolific and sought after watercolor designers.  Categories ranging from florals to holiday will always be painted with heartfelt intent on making that design be chosen for reproduction onto products for numerous manufacturers.

                                                                              Studio Mousseau

                                                                                Much to the disappointment of her mother, a book store owner, Miss Mousseau fell in love with (fashion and home decor) magazines at a very young age.

                                                                                To this day, a trip to the news stand is one of her favorite pastimes, and where she finds a great deal of her creative inspiration in the home decor, design and fashion sections. Studio Mousseau features multi media and painted work in acrylics. Studio Mousseau has worked in the commercial art market for 15 years: commercial illustration, graphic design and, in the later years, designing and art directing for both the open edition print and licensing markets.

                                                                                Sara Zieve Miller

                                                                                  Sara-Zieve-MillerSara Zieve Miller has been making art since she was old enough to hold a pencil.

                                                                                  Her childhood was spent in a house in the woods where she spent countless hours making tiny animals out of beads. The plants and animals that grew and lived around her have been a huge inspiration for her illustration work. While attending the Rhode Island School of Design, Sara developed a love for all types of printmaking. Her prints and illustrations have been exhibited at several shows at RISD and in the student competition exhibit at the Society of Illustrators in New York.  She currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and does her illustrating in various sunny living rooms either at her own apartment or in those of friends and family.

                                                                                  Michael Mullan

                                                                                    Michael-MullanMichael Mullan is an illustrator, designer, + hand letterer.

                                                                                    His work has appeared in editorials and ad campaigns, as well as licensed products for the home décor market. Michael’s illustrations are most inspired by folk art, 1960’s illustration, & Pop Art. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, he holds a BFA in Graphic Design and an MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art & Design. Before beginning his illustration career, Michael worked as a designer for Wild Apple. Currently, he lives & works from his home studio in Woodstock, Vermont.

 Aside from making art, Michael loves being outdoors. He spends much of his free time hiking, camping, & trail running throughout New England.

                                                                                    Danhui Nai

                                                                                      Danhui-NaiDanhui Nai was born in mainland China and raised in an artistic household with her sculptor father and painter mother.

                                                                                      Her natural passion for art was guided through classical training which she applies in her California studio to create beautiful, on-trend artwork in a variety of media. She studied interior design later in Paris and New York City. She worked in the textile industry in Manhattan, where she continued her studies and artistic development.

                                                                                      Shirley Novak

                                                                                        Shirley-NovakShirley Novak was born in Southern California.  Her lifelong passion for flowers and color led her to follow her heart and also follow Claude Monet’s example of being a gardener and a painter.

                                                                                        Novak’s style is colorful and juicy, using the design elements of her poppy plants extensively in her work: the lyrical and whimsical stems to lead the eyes and create rhythm; the pure and vibrant colors of the petals to delight; the impact of the poppy buds as accents and stepping stones to encourage the viewers eyes to play in her images.  She believes art is a path that honors our natural world, and reveals the artist’s most intimate thoughts, feelings and passions.  Novak has built a successful career in the print, licensing and fine at professions.

                                                                                        Marc Olivier

                                                                                          Marc-OlivierMarc Olivier has worked in digital photography ever since his analog equipment was burglarized from his Paris apartment.

                                                                                          As a PhD in French Literature, Marc thinks of photographic technique as a form of research and writing. Beginning with an idea, Marc explores Paris photographically as if it were a library filled with books – some well-read classics (the Eiffel Tower, the view from Notre Dame) – and others as overlooked stories waiting to be discovered. Observing, shooting, editing, and refining the image, he brings a particular story to the viewer. He believes there is something magical and meditative about freezing a moment in time. Marc, his wife and three children love to travel, all with large SLR cameras.

                                                                                          Linda Omelianchuk

                                                                                            Linda-Omelianchuk

                                                                                            Linda Omelianchuk is a freelance artist, designer and photographer

                                                                                            “Whether it is near my home in Georgia, or during my travels throughout the world, I am inspired to spontaneously capture images that reflect a unique perspective, an essence of nature, a creative abstraction, or an ethereal spirit.” Her life experiences of teaching art, owning an art gallery, designing frames, and being a mother, have added to her passion for creating and sharing art.  She has exhibited in Atlanta, New York and Santa Fe.

                                                                                            Chris Paschke

                                                                                              Chris-PaschkeChris Paschke has always surrounded herself with the creation of art, it’s in her blood.

                                                                                              At age 5 she drew her first anatomically correct horse thanks to Walter Foster. In college, calligraphy, the art of the written word, became her destiny. First intrigued by traditional western lettering, historic alphabets, and illuminated manuscripts, her work was ultimately set free by studying with contemporary European master calligraphers in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Russia. Chris then visited China and so today her fascination for both Western and Eastern letterforms and brushwork has become a lifelong study.

                                                                                              She is strongly influenced by both traditional Chinese masters and Japanese Sumi-e painting as well as her love for the abstract expressionism of Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Gottlieb, Motherwell and Jasper Johns, resulting in her own contemporary style. Her art is abstractly interpretive as she uses fluid watercolor washes, gesso, resist, text, encaustic, collaged paper or fabric, and accents of gold leaf to achieve her images.

                                                                                              Pela

                                                                                                AlainMontreal-based art director Alain Pelletier has been in the poster and licensing business for over 25 years.

                                                                                                Alain started in the business as an owner of a stationery company with broad distribution throughout North America. Alain’s keen eye for art direction helped launch his licensing business, Pela Concept. Alain loves to art-direct his team of artists to create new styles and images for the home and gift markets under Atelier & Company for Wild Apple Graphics.

                                                                                                Pela Studio
                                                                                                  You and Me I by Pela Studio

                                                                                                  You and Me I by Pela Studio

                                                                                                  Pela Studio is made up of like-minded artists based in the US and Canada, combining current trends and classic design to create a unique style.

                                                                                                  Using its knowledge of home decor, client feedback, and sharp eye for style, Pela Studio creates custom imagery to fit nearly any look or program. With combined experience of over 30 years, this studio group of artists creates an ever expanding portfolio of successful artwork – and has fun doing it! Its mission is to allow consumers to express their creative side and bring new and unique styles to the home.

                                                                                                  Janelle Penner

                                                                                                    Janelle PennerJanelle had found her inspiration from the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest at an early age.

                                                                                                    Later in life, her inspiration came from every art form; from the early masters, to modern day graphics and advertising. Janelle is primarily self-taught, and has experimented with various mediums, though she usually works with combining traditional and digital arts. She currently lives in British Columbia, Canada, surrounded by a small forest of houseplants.

                                                                                                    Katie Pertiet

                                                                                                      Katie-Pertiet“Taking old art and making it new and fresh again is very rewarding.”

                                                                                                      Her home studio is a mix of old and new, just as is her art. Katie blends patterns, colors, textures and antique engravings to create something new. She has worked as a graphic designer for over twenty years. Her home studio is a mix of old and new, just like her art. Her vintage book library and paints and brushes occupy the same space as her prized Macintosh computer.

                                                                                                      Courtney Prahl

                                                                                                        Courtney-PrahlCourtney Prahl studied art at both Marymount University and Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

                                                                                                        Her focus was primarily on the 3D arts that later translated into her work in mixed media collage. Color plays a big part in her work, and she always incorporates vintage paper, loving the juxtaposition of old and new materials. Believing that art should be attainable to all, she teaches art to children at the local shelter and contributes art to local charities. Courtney resides in Maryland, with her two sons and husband.

                                                                                                        Julia Purinton

                                                                                                          Julia-PurintonFine artist and muralist Julia Purinton divides her time between the gentle landscape of north shore Boston and a small rural village in Vermont.

                                                                                                          Both places provide plenty of material for her evocative landscape paintings. She describes her Massachusetts studio as “dog kennel, potting shed, mud room and sanctuary.” Working in oils, acrylics, venetian plaster and glaze, Julia’s artwork has the luminous glow of images by artists who influence her: Maxfield Parish, Winslow Homer and the Brandywine River School painters. Many layers of glaze create the atmospheric moods of her landscapes. Her work is found in galleries on the east coast. Perched on a mountainside in Central Vermont, her studio is a creative aerie with spectacular views of the surrounding valley.

                                                                                                          Carol Rowan

                                                                                                            ROWAN1938-2012: For over a decade, Carol Rowan made fine art her primary focus.

                                                                                                            Carol received her Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She retired from teaching and devoted all her time to creating art. Her artistic style centered upon color relationships, the presence of light, and a sense of energy. Her inspiration came from her immediate surroundings- her flower gardens and her home

                                                                                                            Mark Scheffer

                                                                                                              SchefferMark Scheffer, a native of Great Britain, now calls the north coast of California his home.

                                                                                                              Here he wanders the beaches of Mendocino county, and brings his Canon full frame cameras to capture and create his images. He gravitates toward scenes that are painterly yet dramatic, and often with stormy conditions.

                                                                                                              Water is a feature throughout Mark’s work, whether oceans, lakes or rivers, or the hidden waterfall he is always seeking. “Water isn’t static by any means,” he says, “Water has to move in my images.” He uses long exposure techniques that create a sense a movement, especially with waves.

                                                                                                              Mark has received awards for his landscape photography, and has been published both in the USA and Europe.

                                                                                                              Mike Schick

                                                                                                                Mike-SchickMike Schick began painting after years in three-dimensional art fields as a sculptor and home accessories designer and builder.

                                                                                                                As in those disciplines, Mike relies heavily on drawing and attention to surface detail and texture in his paintings. Mike still approaches each painting experimentally and is amazed and amused by the variety of influences on the final result.

                                                                                                                Sue Schlabach

                                                                                                                  Sue-SchlabachSue Schlabach has worked for Wild Apple as an art director, designer, and artist since 1996.

                                                                                                                  Sue’s childhood home in Pennsylvania was filled with botanical apple charts, towers of books, antique quilts, and heirloom clocks. She was encouraged to make things, and thus began a lifelong obsession. She’s spent most of her adult years in Vermont planting apple trees, growing a garden and taking photographs with a variety of cameras, painting, penning and brushing with ink, and making collages from vintage prints. She is inspired by Scandinavian design, travel, landscape and vintage paper. She lives with her husband and daughter beside woods and fields in Vermont.

                                                                                                                  Roque Silva

                                                                                                                    Roque-SilvaBorn in Bogota, Columbia, Silva has a raw individual flair to his painting that comes from his vivacious personality and his multicultural experience.

                                                                                                                    His family moved to Florida when he was a teenager, and he struggled with the culture differences. By chance he was enrolled in an introductory art class in his new school, and he began to experiment with painting. When a painting won an art show and was displayed in the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Silva began to sell his paintings, enabling him to attend Savannah College of Art and Design where he is currently studying.

                                                                                                                    Brookview Studio

                                                                                                                      Brookview Studio captures carefree and beautiful moments in their stunning photography collections.

                                                                                                                      Inspired by travel and nature and captivated by color and light, Brookview’s photos transport the viewer to special places and moments. Whether summer gardens or sunlit shores, country lanes or beach paths, or the charming corners of their favorite cities, we’re happy to be along to catch a glimpse.

                                                                                                                      Myles Sullivan

                                                                                                                        Myles-SullivanMyles Sullivan loves to capture a fleeting moment of time in his paintings.

                                                                                                                        There is always a story behind the scene, though the story remains enigmatic. Whether the image shows an instant of connection between two people or a withdrawal into loneliness, Myles’ artwork portrays moody, soulful scenes. “My hope is to bring the viewer into a different world, to ponder the feeling of the moment, the emotion, the mystery. We tend to run, run, run as we live our lives, and maybe my art will give a reason to slow down just for a little. Wouldn’t it be great if art were to inspire us to explore the emotion and mystery of the moments in our own lives?” Myles experimented with several styles and media after graduating from art school. He claims to have a “reservoir” of paintings yet to be created in his signature style, though he does not discount the possibility of a major shift some time in the future. A Canadian through and through, Myles lives with his wife and family near the city of Vancouver.

                                                                                                                        Anne Tavoletti

                                                                                                                          Anne-TavolettiFor Anne Tavoletti, drawing and painting have always been her passions.

                                                                                                                          Growing up in western Pennsylvania, her artist parents were enormous influences, and she admires the work of Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and Rene Gruau. Anne received her associateÍs degree in fashion illustration from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Her style of illustration varies greatly from editorial fashion to folk art. She works in a variety of media, including acrylics, pen and ink, colored pencil, and watercolors. In her free time Anne enjoys decorating, gardening, and spending time with her husband, a graphic designer, and two teenage sons. Anne makes her home in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA.

                                                                                                                          Avery Tillmon

                                                                                                                            Avery-TillmonAvery Tillmon has made creating art a lifelong passion.

                                                                                                                            After graduating from college with a degree in sculpture, he has followed a career in art, including teaching and designing, as well as professional sculpting and painting. He likes to approach painting and drawing as very shallow sculpture, building and taking away until he has achieved what he originally envisioned.

                                                                                                                            Mary Urban

                                                                                                                               Mary Urban“I love to almost oversaturate myself with their inspiration. Then I close all the books and work on my own images.”

                                                                                                                              Mary Urban loves art and, when she isn’t creating, you can find her immersed in her stacks of art history books.

                                                                                                                              Growing up in the idyllic Vermont countryside, Mary was encouraged by family and teachers to be an artist. At 18, she moved to Boston to study graphic design at the Massachusetts College of Art. The lure of her peaceful country home was too much and she returned to open an organic coffee and tea house with her brother. “Coffee, tea and cafe culture has always been a great passion to me, as it tends to bring communities and fellow artists together for conversations and the bouncing of bold ideas.”  Today, Mary is known for working in a variety of media and styles from illustrative to classic and more. Working outside surrounded by nature comes naturally, and she can often be found standing or sitting under a giant maple tree working on her next collection.

                                                                                                                              Elizabeth Urquhart

                                                                                                                                Elizabeth-UrquhartSelf-taught photographer Elizabeth Urquhart is inspired by nature and uses photography to capture the ever changing beauty of the outdoors.

                                                                                                                                As a young girl in Canada, she spent countless hours in her mother’s garden and at her family’s cottage on the lake, soaking in the beauty of a summer’s day. Today, while photographing and editing, she imagines her work hanging in her home and creates art she would love to decorate with. She creates calming simplified images by isolating one or two colors, using soft lighting and a narrow depth of focus, and applying texture during editing.

                                                                                                                                Debra Van Swearingen

                                                                                                                                  Van-SwearingenDebra Van Swearingen has had a passion for photography since the age of 12.

                                                                                                                                  She supported her hobby by working in government contracts, while taking classes at the Oklahoma School of Photography. It was in 1995, after a year of cancer remediation, that Debra decided to make her passion and her profession one and the same. Her studio is in the artistically vibrant Paseo District of Oklahoma City

                                                                                                                                  Silvia Vassileva

                                                                                                                                    Silvia-VassilevaSilvia Vassileva pursued her love of art at the Academy of Fine Art in Bulgaria, where she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

                                                                                                                                    She spent six years painting and exhibiting her work in Japan before moving to the U.S. Silvia describes her style as very free and bold. She makes her paintings come alive by using contrast and unusual color palettes. Silvia’s home studio, which she designed herself, is bright, contemporary and minimalist.

                                                                                                                                    Jacquie Vaux

                                                                                                                                      jacquie-Vaux“I represent the animals I paint as sincerely as possible. With each painting, I strive to capture the individual personality of a special animal at a particular moment.”

                                                                                                                                      Jacquie Vaux’s paintings always demonstrate her deep love of wildlife. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, she was encouraged by her grandmother to explore her love of nature through art. An avid hiker, Jacquie now lives in Colorado where she can be found with her camera, ready to capture a nature or wildlife image to use as a reference for her fine art watercolor paintings. Her work has been reproduced into many limited editions and can be found in galleries in North America and Japan.

                                                                                                                                      Wellington Studio

                                                                                                                                        “Art makes the world better.”

                                                                                                                                        A large bright studio space at the back of a small-town gallery is home to Wellington Studio, a traditional working studio with several junior artists working under the creative eye and tutelage of senior artist James Wiens. Each piece of art from Wellington Studio is a result of collaboration among the group. Their mix of creative minds, styles and genres is refreshing, always resulting in something new, creative and exciting.

                                                                                                                                        Cheryl Warrick

                                                                                                                                          WarrickWhen the viewer engages with a Cheryl Warrick painting, they are seeing more than art.

                                                                                                                                          They are experiencing a journey of wisdom where the artist asks the viewer “to look deeper and find a meaning that uplifts the spirit and engages the mind.”  A mixed media artist, Cheryl is celebrated for her quilt-like paintings that incorporate symbols, archetypes and landscapes. A painter, printmaker and illustrator for over 20 years, her paintings are found in over 50 collections around the world.

                                                                                                                                          James Wiens

                                                                                                                                            James-WiensJames Wiens is an avid lifelong outdoorsman, having grown up and settled in British Columbia surrounded by dramatic mountains and rivers.

                                                                                                                                            His artwork, primarily oil painting, reflects his love of nature and landscapes. James studied at the Emily Carr College of Art & Design in Vancouver, earning a diploma in printmaking and painting. James has applied the work ethic he gained on his family farm to his 30 year career as a professional artist. James is dedicated to his wife, children, and close-knit extended family.

                                                                                                                                            Wild Apple Portfolio

                                                                                                                                              Wild Apple Portfolio/Photography showcases the collaborative efforts of our talented and creative designers and art directors.

                                                                                                                                              Using found objects, documents, photography and vintage art, the work of our studio addresses current design trends. Our designers are Laurie Chester, Gretchen Gray-Buchanan, Moira Hershey, Elyse Robichaud, Michael Mullan, Mike Schick, Sue Schlabach, Penny Sheehan and Laura Marshall.