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Artist Profiles

Some of the area's finest...
Iva Prince - Painter

Iva Prince, a native of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, is often referred to as the Grandma Moses of the Smokies. Iva lives closely with her subject matter and enjoys a rich mountain heritage, being a descendant of Sevierville's Jones Cove settlers. Living happily on her few acres she calls the "Garden of Eden", Iva paints mountain, forest and cabin scenes in oil. Painting For over 50 years she opened her first gallery in downtown Gatlinburg in 1967 where she painted for over 20 years. You can now find her paintings in the Arts and Crafts District at The Gallery at Gatlinburg.

Richard Kolb - Yardbirds Metal Animal Sculptures

The ingenuity of these Yardbirds metal animal sculptures is so striking, you can′t help but want to collect them all! The first Yardbirds sculpture was created over twenty years ago by Kentucky artist, Richard Kolb. His passion for creating unique, one-of-a-kind metal artwork has since grown into a collection of more than 250 charming animal creations. Richard′s trademark whimsical designs are hand forged with automobile parts, old tools, and other junkyard treasures. These hand-crafted sculptures will rust to a beautiful, natural finish over time and look right at home indoors or outdoors in your yard or garden. 

Lisa & Dwain Dixon - Clay and Fiber - Wild Child Clayworks 

Wild Child Clayworks was born on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains. Their roots also extend to the banks of the Tennessee River in North Alabama and encompass many beautiful places they've seen in their travels all over the world. With a love of the wildness in all its landscapes, none feel more special than their own East Tennessee backyard.  They produce Handcrafted works in clay & fiber as well as commissioned fine art.


Flip Anderson - Wood Sculpture / Carving

From rustic natural pieces, to hand finished masterpieces, Flip's work has garnished local and regional praise. Lil' Bit Of Gatlinburg is proud to inventory several of our resident proprietor's works, featuring Black Bears, Bald Eagles, waterfowl, and other motifs that capture the wildness and beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.   


John Mendez - Wooden Boxes

A master of fine woodworking on any scale, John Mendez provides us with a unique selection of beautifully crafted wooden containers. Varying in size, style, and composition, these boxes are a perfect fit for small keepsakes like jewelry to be kept in.


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