Artist: Norma Fowler

Norma Fowler comes to Morning Star Gallery by way of North Tahoe Artists Association where she served as Executive Director.  Besides painting full time,  Norma has also taught art and arranged art shows and exhibitions.

Norma’s fluid and expressive paintings allow her to share her adventuresome, creative spirit.  She says, “painting for me is putting colors from my heart and soul onto paper or canvas.  Painting … allows me to express myself from the interior without words.”  Norma is a resident of the North Carolina High Country..

Cone Flowers On Ruffin
Carolina Blue Ridge
Carolina Rhode
Artist: Linda Griffin

Linda Griffin’s watercolors have received honors for many years. She is an accomplished painter of flowers and landscapes, and has enjoyed painting on commission. Linda’s most recent work in watercolor features abstract compositions in jewel-like color combinations.

She is an award – winning member of the North Carolina Watercolor Society. Morning Star Gallery shows Linda’s originals as well as her prints.

Artist: Rodney Shaw

Terracotta sculpture and bas relief individually handpainted.

Margaret Jean on One Foot
Armilary Sphere
Artist: Jill Flinn

"The most rewarding aspect of my work is the customers' positive reaction to it. So much so, that in addition to purchasing one or more pieces, some customers tell me that they were inspired to take in that stray or abandoned dog or cat that they found."

Ms. Flinn's award winning art has received much critical acclaim. Jill believes that by bringing joy to her viewers, her art serves as an inspiration to share that joy with others, whether of the same species or not.

Night Bird
Pillow Cat
Squirrel Whisperer  
Have I Told You Lately
Artist: Trena McNabb

"STORY telling is closely analogous to my work. Each painting is actually a connected series of smaller paintings that tell a story…The basic MEDIUM is water-proof, color-fast durable acrylic paint on canvas. The STYLE of much of my paintings employs a technique which allows the un-painted warm canvas to show through the surrounding painted areas to form a unique image. These and vibrant color areas are frequently contrasted with stark white negative spaces.." Trena McNabb

Wildlife Habitat
Mother Earth
Girl with Bugs
Botanical with Wake Robin
Grasslands Habitat
Artist: Greg Osterhaus

The rural south is depicted eloquently and passionately in the oil paintings of Greg Osterhaus. From moody to brilliant, Greg's use of color affords him unlimited freedom to create on his canvas a world rich with life yet seemingly untouched. "Paintings are as much about the paint as they are about the subject matter," explains the artist. His impressionistic style invites the viewer in, and allows others to share his vision of the south and it's inhabitants.


Foliage Flourish
Spots and Shadows
Square Fall
Artist: Norma Malerich

Morning Star Gallery takes special pleasure in bringing you the art of Norma Malerich, whose paintings, assemblages, and mixed media wall hangings have graced the gallery walls since 1988. Norma's creative spirit was cultivated in Italy and Japan where she lived for many years. Ms. Malerich currently divides her time between Ohio and Florida, and paints, paints, paints! Please request photos of her current work at Morning Star Gallery


Artist: Brad Stroman

North Carolina painter, Brad Stroman, brings an unusual sense of abstraction and realism to his art. In Brad's words, "as a contemporary painter I continually challenge myself to create thought provoking compositions based on our environment." The acrylic paintings on masonite are highly textural and finely detailed. Brad's tromp l'oeil technique adds great visual excitement to each painting.


Three Pears
Troubled Heart
Autumn Rust
Green Line

Blown glass sparkles throughout Morning Star Gallery with the work of Dan Reed, Herman Leonhardt, Michael Trimpol and more than 20 additional American glass artists. If your passion is glass, come feast your eyes!
more news

"I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for all your help and phone calls regarding the money clips I'm after. It seems nowadays that most retailers won't go out of their way to help people, so I'm particularly happy about the way you've helped me. Next time I'm visiting my brother, we'll be sure to stop in and say hello..."

Dan B.

"Maggie, thank you for your excellent customer service..."

John P.

Glass, Glorious Glass!

Morning Star Gallery's glass blowers have created a sparkling collection of color, form and function. From swamp blossoms and glass flowers to vases etched with scenes from nature, you can choose from a stunning array of large and small glass masterpieces. Linger over the jewelry collection, too, featuring stunning glass necklaces and earrings from Katya and Aurora.