Give the gift of art!
Lynne Chesnek-Miller is a native Charlottean. After graduating with her BS from NC State School of Design, Lynne moved to Colorado where she met her husband and began working in various facets of art. She found herself drawn to the marriage of art and nature. She has illustrated trail signs in Colorado, painted murals/illustrations for educational state forests in NC, and worked as a theme artist for museums, aquariums, and Disney parks for several years across the US. Lynne has been painting murals and created decorative wall finishes for many Charlotte families since her return. Her murals have been featured in several of our local magazines over the years.
Wanting to spend more time with her children, she began devoting more time to painting in her studio. Over the past few years Lynne discovered her love of encaustics. The play of light and layering allows her to represent the delicate veining of the flowers and trees that inspire her work. Although durable and sustainable in nature, encaustic paintings have a fragile essence. The medium allows her to add the detail that she loves, yet the unpredictability of the molten wax allows her paintings to unveil themselves in the process.
The subject of her paintings varies from landscapes and florals to abstractions. Her paintings are meant to draw the viewer in, allowing you to get lost in the detail and layers of color, texture and light.
Owner Kelly Elliot is a hairstylist and a photographer. When she opened Sage Salon & Studio, she wanted to incorporate her art into her business. Kelly understands that art is a healthy creative outlet for people. Making art not only impacts the artist, but it also affects everyone who sees it. She wants to give people the chance to express themselves and share their talents with others.
Photography by: Kelly Gray Elliott