Historic buildings and landmarks brought to life with ink and watercolor.
Architecture has always been one of my favorite art forms. Even as a child I loved to go to work with my father in downtown Nashville and draw the buildings that I could see out of the window.
Although Asheville, North Carolina, my current home, is rather small in comparison, it has been blessed with an artisan spirit. It has many very fine examples of a variety of architectural styles including Art Deco, Neoclassical, Arts and Crafts, Victorian, Queen Anne, Federal, and Greek Revival.
Asheville is also home to the Biltmore Estate built by George Washington Vanderbilt as his summer home. Beginning in 1889, the influence of his architect, Richard Morris Hunt, as well as countless artisans from around the world, added the style of the manorial English village to the landscape.
As an artist who loves to paint buildings, I feel very fortunate to live in Asheville.
Prints of the buildings below can be purchased for $35.00 with shipping included. Additional architectural prints may be purchased for $30.00 each.
Please use contact sheet to order, ordering information page for purchase details, and commissions page if you are interested in an architectural painting of your own.
These are postcards that my son designed from my paintings. They can be purchased for $2.50 each or 5 for $10.00.
ASHEVILLE ICON MAP.
This map has some of the special buildings and places that make Asheville such a great place to live…or visit!
Buncombe County Courthouse.
Completed in 1928, the Courthouse is an opulently finished example of the Neoclassical Revival style distinctive of this time period.
Asheville City Hall.
This Art Deco masterpiece, completed in 1928, was designed by Douglas D. Ellington who desired the contours of the building to reflect the mountains in the background.
Asheville Masonic Temple.
Completed in 1915, the Masonic Temple still is used for gatherings of masons and the Scottish Rite and has a long history of service in the Asheville community since 1918 when it opened it’s doors to the community as a hospital during the Spanish influenza epidemic.
Built in 1895, this building, named for an Irish island, is a splendid example of the Romanesque Revival style and features an elaborate exterior limestone frieze. Locals refer to it as the Dr. Humor building.
Grove Park Inn.
The Grove Park Inn opened in July 1913. Edwin Wiley Grove had the vision of a magnificent lodge that would mirror the majesty of the mountains. It was built in only 11 months and 27 days and has enjoyed a long and colorful history with such distinguished guests as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Eleanor Roosevelt, and ten U.S. presidents.
This building, built in 1901, was transformed in 1925 by Herbert Delahaye Miles adds the ornate Italianate style to the Asheville cityscape.
First Baptist Church.
Dedicated in 1927, designed by Douglas D. Ellington, who combined Beaux-Arts planning, early Christian Church architecture and Art Deco details to create this unique building .
This Kress building finished in 1927 has Neo Classic motifs that pre-date the Art Deco style that is characteristic of most Kress buildings in other cities. It features beautiful tile work with distinctive blue and orange rosettes.
Thomas Wolfe House.
Built in 1883, this Queen Anne Victorian influenced house was home to Thomas Wolfe who based his most famous work, Look Homeward, Angel, on the characters he met at this boarding house run by his mother.
YMI Cultural Center.
The Asheville YMI Cultural Building is arguably one of the oldest African American institutions still in service in America. It was built in 1892 and 1893 by George Washington Vanderbilt to provide education and community building for some of the construction workers that were working on the Biltmore Estate. In 1906, the board of directors was able to raise enough money to buy the building and it is used today as ????
Flat Iron Building.
This building, finished in 1926, is in the elegant Beaux Arts style and is accented by the large iron sculpture of a traditional iron in front of the building.
Homewood was built in 1927 as the private home of Dr. Robert Carole, who came from Duke University to Asheville to build Highland Hospital. The architecture was greatly influenced by the architecture at Duke. Dr. Carole’s wife was a concert pianist and brought the famous conductor, Bella Bartok, to Homewood drawing guests such as the Vanderbilt’s and the Fitzgerald’s to Homewood.