"Nature Scapes"

Now on display till January 1st

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About the Artist

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.

By Lynne Chesnek-Miller
By Lynne Chesnek-Miller
By Lynne Chesnek-Miller
By Lynne Chesnek-Miller


  • Art House Charlotte: Charlotte, NC
  • Art Shak: South Port, NC
  • Gallery and Barrow, Bath UK
  • Shain Gallery: Up and Coming Artist Invitational Show


  • Solo Show: Sage Salon and Studio – Charlotte, NC – November 2019
  • Up and Coming Artist Invitational: Juried Show Shain Gallery - Charlotte, NC - July 2019
  • Art With Heart 2019: Juried Show 1st place – Charlotte, NC supporting Safe Alliance
  • Purple Arts Show: 2019 invitational – Charlotte, NC supporting Pancreatic Cancer/PANCAN
  • Charlotte Art League: Winter Juried Show 2018 : 1st place
  • Arts and Science Council: Community Supported Artist Grant Recipient 2018
  • Projective Eye Gallery Show: Invitational CSA Arts and Science Show 2018
  • Bonny Botanicals Juried Show: Gallery and Barrow: Bath UK - 2018: 1st place
  • Art With Heart 2018: Juried Show: finalist supporting Safe Alliance
  • Art With Heart: juried participant 2008-present supporting Safe Alliance
  • Art 100: Invitational show: 2019
  • Artists of the Carolinas: Juried Show: 2017 – Charlotte, NC


  • Urban Home Charlotte, July 2013
  • Artisphere, winter 2010

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