Featured Artist: Kelly Pollard Acrylic Paint Artist at Carolina Greene Marketplace

Featured Artist: Kelly Pollard Acrylic Paint Artist
By Gary Jacques
Kelly Pollard, an interior designer in Memphis for 17 years, has found a home for her paintings at Carolina Greene Marketplace in Greensboro.
Kelly developed her craft by fulfilling a need for interesting and unique art for her clients.  She first started selling her paintings to clients at her Memphis design store, and grew her business from there.
Her art is whimsical and fun.  Kelly describes her paintings as “perfectly imperfect.” Self-taught, she focuses on Southern subjects such as churches, barns, and flowers. She paints with a pallet knife technique, using acrylic paint. Kelly’s creative flair has always provided inspiration.
Kelly is flexible to whatever clients want.  “My art is fun and colorful. I enjoy creating something from nothing.  This fulfills my creative streak.  In the end, you have something special for people.”
Kelly’s paintings are also featured at Aubrey Home on Battleground Avenue in Greensboro and soon will be highlighted at Summerfield Market.
She moved to Greensboro in 2016 and recently met Carolina Greene
Marketplace Co-Owner Cathy Isom.  This has provided a new outlet for Kelly’s creative endeavors.
Cathy Isom and Daryl Morelli are partners at Carolina Greene Marketplace.
Cathy and Daryl met while exhibiting their work at various shows.  They requested to have their booths together and saw the possibility of combining their talents in business.  Cathy and Daryl first started showing as Carolina Greene Marketplace at the Chartreuse Barn Sale, which is held the first Thursday-Saturday each month in Thomasville.  From this exciting beginning, Carolina Greene Marketplace opened their doors in downtown Greensboro in August of 2016.
Carolina Greene Marketplace promotes local artists and features garden decor, painted furniture to bring new life to old finds, wind chimes, hand-poured soy candles, vintage pieces, as well as many other home décor items.
They also sell items from Able Earth Clay Creations, which is an organization within the ARC of Greensboro. It is for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. They create items from clay such as wind chimes, wall flowers, plant pots, plant stakes, and more.  75% of the proceeds go back to support the program.
Daryl makes beautiful rustic trays, a signature piece in the shop.  Daryl developed a brand called Scents Home, creating  soy candles, lavender spray, home remedies, furniture food, and Remove It, an all-natural product eliminating all sticky materials.
Cathy is a furniture painter and finisher.  Cathy also does custom paint work for customers. She likes to try glazes and other types of techniques.  They paint with Faux Real Mineral Paint, a natural product from a company based in Gibsonville. You can purchase Faux Real Mineral Paint from Carolina Greene Marketplace, as well.
You can find them in the store Thursday-Saturday, but they also enjoy taking their store to events and shows.  They will continue to have a space at Chartreuse Barn Sale each month. “We go where the people are.”  You can keep up with their event calendar by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
•    Th and Fri-10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-10 a.m.-5 p.m.
•    503 N. Greene St., Greensboro, NC 27401
•    (336) 897-7838
•    www.carolinagreenemarketplace.com
•    www.facebook.com/CarolinaGreeneMkt
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