Andy Braitman is an artist of national stature. His work has been featured in galleries and in one-man and group shows in Santa Fe, Chicago, Atlanta, Millburn, N.J., Washington, D.C., Noorbeek, Holland, and Rio de Janiero and Curitba, Brazil. He has exhibited at Jerald Melberg, Hodges Taylor, Shain Fine Art and now the Redsky Gallery in Charlotte, and in many other galleries throughout North Carolina. He was chosen by Nancy Reagan as one of America's Leading Artists, along with other notable artists such as Frank Stella and Andrew Wyeth, and asked to contribute a decorated Easter egg to the White House. The egg is now on display in the Smithsonian Institute.
He was selected to participate in the prestigious Maryland Biennial Juried Exhibition at the Charles Museum of Art in Baltimore.
Clark Hawgood graduated from East Carolina University with a B.F.A in Painting and has been an instructor at Braitman Studio for over 13 years. Clark is also an Art Instructor at the prestigious Charlotte Latin School for the past 12 years and has a total of 15 years of teaching experience in Charlotte. His students have won 30+ gold key awards in the Scholastic Art Competition during his tenure and in both 2010 & 2011, Clark received The National Scholastic Art Award. Clark's career is very focused on his professional art, having painted for over 25 years and been showing work for over 15 in and around the state of North Carolina. Locally, he has been represented by multiple art galleries and has been in over 25 group and 10 solo shows. His work is in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Clark is married to his beautiful wife, Gen, and they have two children, McDade and Mina.
Charlotte Zweber Chavis
Charlotte is a professional artist and teacher. She earned a B.F.A. in Painting from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2004 and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Painting and a minor in Mixed Media from Winthrop University in 2008. She has taught at UNC Charlotte and Winthrop University for five years. Charlotte started her artistic and later her teaching career at Braitman studio 15 years ago gaining extensive experience in the studio. She is a business owner, private instructor, exhibiting artist, and musician. She is married to musician and teacher Jimmie Chavis II and has two young boys Aaron and Simon.
Nicholas M. Stewart
Nicholas was born and raised in mountains of Southwest Virginia. It was here that Nicholas developed a love for the creative process and eventually taught several art classes and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting from Radford University. This influence of living in the mountains surrounded by nature is apparent in his abstract oil paintings, which are developed by structured impasto brush marks, emulsion pouring and glazes, and are inspired by contour, texture, and naturally reoccurring shapes found in nature. Nicholas strives to pass to his students and colleagues the information he has learned throughout his experiences as well as newly gained knowledge as he continues to expand his own horizons in the boundless understanding of painting.
Allison was born in Wilmington, N.C. After graduation from college, she moved to to Charlotte, NC. She then began working as a designer and had a
successful decorative painting business for 20 years. In 2008, she began studying under Andy Braitman and Susan Matthews. Allison resides in Charlotte with her husband and 6 children.
Kelley Brugh is a native North Carolinian, born in Winston-Salem. She received a B.F.A. in Studio Art from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2008. She furthered her art studies at the Lorenzo de Medici School in Florence, Italy during a 2007 study abroad program. Kelley has shown her artwork at various venues in Chapel Hill, Charlotte and Winston-Salem. As the first graduate of the Braitman Studio Artist In Residence Program in 2010, Kelley is very excited to join the Braitman Studio family. As art and the exploration of the creative process have consistently been integral parts of Kelley's life, she looks forward to sharing her passion for art with others through teaching.
Freddy is a Charlotte native and graduate of Wake Forest University. He began studying painting at Braitman Studio in 1999 and was a student for 2-1/2 years. Over the years he has returned to take classes at the Studio as well as teach. In addition, he has studied with Richard Fennel, Dee Beard Dean, Morgan Samuel Price, Wayne McDowell, and Margie Stewart. His work is in Providence Gallery (Charlotte NC), John Collette Fine Arts (Cashiers and Highlands NC), Blowing Rock Frameworks (Blowing Rock NC).