About the Artist

Mixed Media     Family & Friends
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Nancy Elkess
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My Studio has moved home to West Virginia after 20+ wonderful years in Coastal NC.

Lyle Rimbey Toothman     Sheriff Toothman
Above Left: Alice Lyle Rimbey [Mrs. Homer C. Toothman]
Above Right: Sheriff "Sandy" Toothman

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I'm a mixed media artist, a graphic artist and a web designer, and I'm in my sixth year of retirement in my West Virginia mountain home. Today, I do anything I feel like doing, including occasional pro bono work for non-profits.

I have over 25 years experience as an art profeessional. I've been the Creative Director of a corporation and I've been owner of my own studio on the Carolina coast and finally for a few years in north central West Virginia. I consider myself more mixed media artist than designer for hire these days.

Before retiring I was working in a small regional market, and my professional experience covers a wide variety of work: illustration, photography, catalog layout, color separations for screenprinting, webdesign for non-profit organizations, for small businesses and personal sites for artists. I've designed for a variety of nationally-known clients such as Star Hardee's, Bridgestone Firestone, Sony Ericcson, Habitat for Humanity, NC Seafood Festival, Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament and Bojangle's Chicken and Biscuits. I've designed logos and tee shirts for small and large fishing tournaments, for local businesses and for major non-profit events such as Relay for Life.

At first I continued working a bit for interesting new clients in this county. But now, I stay busy creating art and I have a lot of gratitude in my life. It's all good. Now if we could just get a few more fine art venues in this Wild and Wonderful West Virginia county...

Yahoo! Just found out we do have a gallery here in my own town of Mannington. It's called Nativibes and it's located in the old train station. Open in the evenings and weekends. Nice owner [Ben Kolb] and interesting art. He teaches as well. Do give it a visit.

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