Meet A Few of the Artists


The Artist League of the Sandhills has over 200 Members including 36 Studio Members. 
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Betty Hendrix is a founding member of the Artists League.  Betty has had her works juried into over 75 National and International Exhibitions around the country and online. In 2010 she was awarded signature status in the Colored Pencil Society of America. She has had several solo exhibitions and two-artist shows in North Carolina. In 2009 she received an Honorable Mention Award from Artist’s Magazine in their national online competition in the Drawing Category. Her main mediums are colored pencil and pastel, but she also enjoys watercolor, ink drawing, and scratchboard. She is an invited member of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington DC and a member of the Pastel Society of North Carolina. Check out her website for more information. www.BettyHendrix.com
Betty Hendrix
Tommy McDonell grew up outside of Detroit Michigan and was always fascinated by art. Teachers, however, were not fascinated by her work. She drew and painted spontaneously. More than 30 years later she saw an ad in NYC for a watercolor class and took it. She was hooked.

After moving to Pinehurst, NC, a watercolor of hers won honorable mention at the Campbell House in the summer of 2009. She later tried alcohol inks which allowed her freedom. Tommy believes her paintings show people how to live and dream for the moment. Her work can be seen at The Artists League of the Sandhills, the Campbell House, and at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, TX. 
Tommy McDonell
Judith Manning Winkley - is relatively new to serious painting, creating her first works in 2006 after retiring from IBM and moving to Pinehurst. She had a lifelong exposure to art and art appreciation through her grandmothers, one of whom was a painter and miniaturist, with a career in surgical illustration at Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic. Her great, great uncle was the noted American Impressionist landscape painter, L. H. Meakin.

After retirement she was ready to express this love of art through her own efforts. Jude has taken instruction at the Artists League of the Sandhills and is currently studying with Frank Pierce at A Southern Studio.  Jude paints in water soluble oils, acrylics and alcohol based inks, with subjects including landscapes, still lifes, some portraits and an occasional non-objective piece. Jude paints in her home studio in Pinewild.
Judith Winkley
Linda Bruening, an accomplished oil painter, works with landscape and still life subjects with a focus on portraying unique perspectives, subjects, or angles. Her contemporary painting approach includes the use of glazes, drips, splashes, palette knives, rollers, and brushes.
Marina by Linda Bruening
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Oils are the medium of choice for local artist and studio member Catherine Church. She finds great delight in painting portraits of children and pets from photos of her subjects in various daily activities. Information about commission pricing can be found in her studio at the Artists League.