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.


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Artist: Wes Waugh

Wes Waugh is known throughout the Southeast for his extraordinary watercolors and prints. He is one of the region's leading landscape artists.

Wes has also refined his giclee' skills, and all of the prints are made by him in his Boone studio. The giclee's are printed with archival inks on high quality, acid-free watercolor paper. The framed art that you see in the gallery is presented with acid-free mats and backing under museum glass with UV protection. The giclee's Wes prints are typically dominated by bold color washes, and reflect techniques and surfaces to best portray the nature and essence of his subjects.

Being a lifelong outdoor enthusiast has contributed greatly to the direction of his work, as images collected over the years of backpacking, canoeing, and fishing excursions often form the base from which new art evolves.

Wes states, "I find comfort in knowing that remote wilderness areas still exist, and often draw from my personal experiences in visiting these areas..." as sources for fresh art.



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!
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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.