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					                                 Simone R. Wilson
                                 8 E. Starnes Cove Rd.
                                 Asheville, NC 28806
                                    (828) 230-4813

Professional Experience

Professional Visual Artist, Pleasant Hugh Studio, Asheville, NC
1991 - Present
>Self-employed painter and assemblage sculptor, creating works for the retail and
wholesale market. Responsible for production, marketing and gallery affiliations.

Chief Designer - Dryads Dancing Inc., Atlanta, GA
2003 - Present
>Launched a product line for a home and garden accessories company.
Continue to be responsible for product development and have created and hand-built
more than 50 designs using recycled materials that are currently being produced and sold
to specialty stores and galleries nationwide.

Decorative Painter and Muralist –Pleasant Hugh Studio, Athens, Atlanta, GA
1993 – 2002
>Hand painted murals and decorative finishes in residential and commercial settings
including trompe-l’oeil, faux wood graining, glazing, plastering and gold and silver
leafing. Worked on surfaces such as walls, ceilings, int/ext floors, furniture, decorative
items and canvas.
>Responsible for self-promotion, client relations, design consultations, creation and
provision of paint finish samples, hiring and managing paint crews, project facilitation
and accounting.

Selected Exhibitions
~ SAW Gallery – 2 woman show Savannah , GA November 2006
~Works by West Asheville Artists-Reunion Show
 520 Gallery, Asheville, NC July 2005
~“Two Forms of Thought”
 University of Georgia, Tate Center Gallery - Two Woman Show
 Athens, GA March 2005
 Atlanta, GA August 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
~Works by West Asheville Artists
 520 Gallery, Asheville, NC June 2004
~Building Arts Network-Group Exhibition
 Scottdale, GA May 2002
~Light Box Show-Collaborative Works with Jen Cleere
  Eclectic Electric Gallery Atlanta, GA September 2001
Awards and Honors
~2nd Place – Sculpture 2005
 Best of North Carolina Artists & Artisans -Kennedy Promo., Juried Book Competition
~2nd Place – Acrylic Painting 2005
 Best of North Carolina Artists & Artisans –Kennedy Promo., Juried Book Competition
~7 Patron Awards 2004
 4 Bridges Arts Festival- Chattanooga, TN
~1st Place- Hand Crafted Division 2000
 Americasmart –Atlanta, GA
~Best Local Artist 2000
 Virginia Highland Summerfest – Atlanta, GA
~Historic Preservation Commission Design Award 1998
 City of Decatur, GA –for decorative finishes in the Food Biz restaurant, historic district
~1st Place Booth Award 1995
 “The Garden of Good & Evil” Atlanta Piedmont Arts Fest- Atlanta, GA

Gallery Affiliations:
SAW Savannah, GA
520 Gallery Asheville, NC
Matilda’s Folk Art Gallery Alpharetta, GA
GA Museum of Art - Museum Store Athens, GA
National Park Resort Gallery Grand Teton Nat. Park, WO
Smithsonian- Museum Store Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia Museum of Art –Museum Store Philadelphia, PA

Private Collections:
Laura and Brian Murphy Savannah, GA
Stacey Monroe & Terri Green Atlanta, GA
Charles & Becky Allen Clyde, NC
Karin & Chipper Jones Atlanta, GA Mural and faux works


~Sundance Catalogue 2004, 2005, 2006
~Salvage Style for the Garden 2004 –Lark Book Publications
    “Whimsical Art Salvage”
~Best of NC Artist & Artisans 2005 –Kennedy Promotions Book Series
~Home companion Magazine- “Eye Spy” Kansas City, MO January 2003
~Jezebel Magazine 1999
    Feature Article – “Home” Trompe-l’oeil painting
~Veranda Magazine – Funky Birdhouses Spring 1998
~Atlanta Journal-Constitution June 21,1997
    Home and Garden : Feature Article “3 Georgia Artists”
~Atlanta Homes Magazine August 1996
    Interior Elements: “Home Grown Furnishings”

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