The ongoing fourth quarter exhibit at the Mint Hill Town Hall

“Morning Glory,” an oil painting by Mary Phelps

The ongoing fourth quarter exhibit at the Mint Hill Town Hall features “Art by the Teachers at Mint Hill Arts.”  The work varies by both medium and subject matter. Here are five of these artists/teachers.

Sharon Burns holds a degree in Fine Arts from Christopher Newport University and has studied art all over the world.  She is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina and a member of the American Watercolor Society. Her work reflects her love of still life subjects, especially crystal and glass and how it diffuses the light and shadows.  She teaches Intermediate Watercolor at Mint Hill Arts.

Kim DiBiasio works in a variety of media including acrylics, alcohol inks, and sand painting and is always experimenting with new and different mediums.  She has combined her passion for art and her love of children by working with young children in many different capacities over the years. She always brings creativeness into their activities, allowing them to have fun as she guides them through the creative process. Through a program in art appreciation she authored and implemented in a local school, she has introduced hundreds of children to a world of history’s Masters, inspiring many to become artists. At Mint Hill Arts, she teaches Masterpiece Moments to students of all ages.

Elisabeth Harvey has a passion for painting sky, water (as in waterfalls and ocean), and especially children!  Since being greatly inspired in college by a teacher known as a supreme colorist in the Impressionist style, Elisabeth has painted hundreds of oils, learning a little more with each work. She loves passing along her extensive knowledge of oil painting, knowing how rewarding it is to create one’s own paintings. She offers three-hour Oil Painting Workshops at Mint Hill Arts. 

Steve Lindenman is a freelance event and commercial photographer and shoots for variety of publications, including professional and college sports outlets.  He is also the Education Committee Chairman for the Charlotte Photography Group, an organization of photo enthusiasts, where he assists other aspiring photographers to achieve their goals in the dynamic arena of photography. At Mint Hill Arts, Steve teaches Digital Photography as well as Editing Fundamentals using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.



Mary Phelps has studied Classical Old Masters Techniques at several atelier schools in Baltimore, Md., with extended studies at the Zoll School of Fine Arts.  It was there that she discovered a love of plein air painting. Nature inspired her to attempt rendering the beauty, vitality and spirituality she finds in observing natural elements.  Teaching others to paint and assisting students as they develop their own styles gives her the satisfaction of sharing something she loves. Mary offers Beginner/Intermediate Oil Painting at Mint Hill Arts.

The Town Hall Exhibit features a number of pieces of art by each of these artists/teachers. The show will run through December.  The public may view it weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Mint Hill Town Hall is at 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane. The gallery, which is located on both the first and ground floors, is accessed from the front of the building.  If, after seeing the show, you want to take a course from one of these artists, go to www.minthillarts.org or come by the gallery at 11205 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill to see what courses are being offered and to register.

“Lemon with a View,” a watercolor by Sharron Burns
“Two Cherries,” acrylic on canvas by Kim DiBiasio
“Zebra Party,” an Oil Painting by Elisabeth Harvey
“Street Portrait,” a photograph by Steve Lindenman
“Morning Glory,” an oil painting by Mary Phelps