Ann Cargill and Kate Heald

Ann Cargill's FishAnn Cargill is a retired software developer who first began working with colored pencils when her children went off to college and she had lots of time to play. She says, ” I loved sitting in a sunny upstairs window, drawing for the pleasure of feeling my hand on the paper and watching the way the colors swirl and blend together.” Over the years, she has tried many different artistic media; her favorites have been colored pencil and book binding. She is currently learning to paint with acrylics.


Kate Heald, who was looking for a creative outlet after she retired, walked into Kate Heald's Trees paintingHoward Hunt’s Paint Your Bum Off Wednesday and was hooked. Since then, she has played around with oils, acrylics and mixed media with the help of local artists, artists brought in by Crooked Creek Art League, and the folks at John C. Campbell Folk School. She loves color, movement, and texture, and paints some from her travel photos. She is always happy to be at John C. Campbell, where she finds novel challenges and patient instruction, in a beautiful, positive, non-competitive environment. She is currently the Workshop Coordinator for the Crooked Creek Art League.