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HeartSong Artworks

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HeartSong Artworks
PO Box 207
Barnardsville, NC 28709

(828) 626-2457 Phone

heartsongartworks.com

Through these series of paintings Lelia Gina Canter strives to preserve and honor the history and culture of her ancestors as well as Appalachian heritage of the past. She is deeply committed to her theme of capturing the legends and lore of the Appalachians in her paintings as true reflections of the land and its inhabitants. Her focus for the future is to further explore the various cultural aspects of Appalachian heritage through her paintings to show the deep-seated roots of the people to their land, folklore, handicrafts, music and dance.

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Reviewers Comments on Lelia Gina Canter's Art Work

Indian Artist Magazine. Sante Fe, NM. Michael Hice, Editor and Co-founder
"Gina Canter's artwork is at first provocative. As the viewer looks closer the images in her paintings grow into a clear reflection of the legends they portray. The images may even haunt the viewer, becoming lingering reminders of the full impact of their meaning. Each painting truly captures the "spirit" of each subject."

Asheville Citizen Times. Asheville, NC., Lena Jean Ray
"Taking wing...the artwork of Gina Canter presents and punctuates the sheer freedom of expression"......"Startling and captivating are the mountain pool mirror images of artist Gina Canter....."

North Carolina Woman. Asheville Citizen Times, Asheville, NC., Lucretia Finlay
"Each rich painting is thick with Cherokee history...A wealth of ancestral symbols."

This Week of Western North Carolina. Mountain Meadow Publications, Asheville, NC
"Creating art is a form of dreaming for Gina Canter. A vast dreaming where the memories of those who have gone before are woven into the moments of today."

Cherokee One Feather. Cherokee, NC., Robert R. Humphrey
"Stirring artwork which creates lasting images for the viewer."

News From Indian Country. New Orleans, LA., The Sylva Herald. Sylva, NC. Roberta G. Simmons, M.A.
"Canter uses her creative gift to beautifully capture tradition and produce stirring and carefully crafted works of art with messages for viewers of all ages."

Art Forum, Asheville Citizen Times. Asheville, NC., Lauren Agrella
"Canter's paintings have a mystical quality that bring legends to life by incorporating mythic imagery with actual landscape."

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