The Smoky Mountain Arts & Crafts Community, in Gatlinburg, is the nation’s largest community of independent artists and craftspeople. Don’t miss Paul Murray’s unassuming gallery―this portrait artist has done some impressive sketches and paintings of the people of Appalachia.
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Birds nests for lights, gourds for horns and ornaments. All straw, no frame underneath. It sits off the ground on 4 straw tires. So how’d he do it? Watch this for a hint! Note Cards available $5.75 or 5 for $25
Click link for TV interview- http://www.wbir.com/story/life/2015/10/19/paul-murray-gallery-straw-truck/74235050/
Dolly Parton 1987 receiving her new original “Smoky Mountain Memories”
Dolly was a tremendous help to a young man who really didn’t fit in anywhere. He took inspiration and support from Dolly Parton and her story. As a young child she believed in herself enough to follow her dreams. Paul Murray followed her as he fell in love with the people of Appalachia. Here is a special relationship that was between two souls, and because of this and help with a few others. The fate of a young man who always only wanted one thing! “To paint the depth of the soul and share what is truly special about our people, their past. To capture their wise ways and peaceful hearts, so to give you a work of art that enlightens your day. To share his art so to give back to those in need.” The world is a magnificent place.
Support a dream and help our history be held high, and those who need help be lifted to a better place. Buy a Paul Murray. His art is an endlessly giving gift. Kati-Jane 865-436-8445 /0519-377-7979
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