Angie Lilienthal was raised in the small New England town of Strafford, NH. As a child she was always artistic, drawing on any scrap of paper she could come across. Aside from art Angie has always had a love of nature and animals, especially horses, and enjoys reflecting these subjects in her artwork, and you will often find her own pets in the pages of her sketch books. She is a self-taught artist, having only taken a few art courses in high school, and then entering the animal industry soon after graduating in 2000. Angie’s favorite medium to use is colored pencil, but she also enjoys pen and ink, watercolor, and acrylic. Recently her works have been centered around pen and ink drawings due to her kids love of “helping” their Mom whenever the paints come out! After several years working as a vet tech, she decided that it was time for a change, so in 2016, along with her husband and 3 (now 4!) children, relocated to middle Tennessee where her husband spent his childhood. After spending a year renting in Tullahoma, and growing to love the community, schools, and all it has to offer, they just recently made the leap into home ownership. Angie now has a home art studio, and is excited to start pursuing her art career at long last.
Karen Smith Ingle loves painting because it is a great form of therapy for a very vivid imagination and a very active mind! She has always loved to paint, but also has tried several forms of medium. Her passion is in acrylics and oils; and her canvas can be on any surfaces and/or subjects. She stated, “It’s whatever inspires me at the moment”. She has painted small murals for residences and businesses. Karen has a business in Winchester, TN, where she does custom framing, commissioned artwork, and mostly any type of creative projects. She has lived in this area most all of her life and hopefully, will always be painting!