Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Vivian has been drawing and painting since childhood. While studying nursing at Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia, she had the good fortune to take art with Herbert Waters, master wood-engraver, who was a great source of inspiration.
After working as an RN for a few years, Vivian decided to pursue her calling as an artist. It was then that she met Richard Pranulis, and they began working together to create Wolf Creek Printery. For many years, Vivian's oil paintings have been the basis for the Wolf Creek Calendar.
A lifelong resident of rural West Virginia, Rhea has always felt drawn to the wilderness, and this love of wild places is reflected in her artwork. An avid hiker, she gains inspiration for her landscape and wildlife paintings through backcountry travels in her native Appalachia.
Rhea's work has been exhibited in numerous national and international juried shows. She is a signature member of both the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society and the National Society of Artists. Galleries showing her paintings include the David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery at Tamarack "The Best of West Virginia" in Beckley, WV.
Janet Ripper Chambers
Janet grew up beside the easel of her wildlife artist father, Chuck Ripper, and accompanied him on field trips throughout the country and to the mountains of her West Virginia home. Her love of painting led her to earn the first Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Marshall University. Janet's work ranges from award-winning miniatures to large-scale public art projects. Time spent outdoors inspires her to create paintings of landscapes, birds, and wildflowers.
Janet's passion for art enables her to foster creativity in others. She conducts workshops for both adults and children.