An avid nature photographer, Romie and his wife Judy, a well-known watercolor artist, have been active members of MHA since 2007. Romie has chaired the Off-Site Committee since its formation and last year served as a member-at-large of the Executive Committee. With his corporate sales background and his vast experience in assisting Judy with her successful art career, he is a tremendous asset to MHA.
An advertising professional, Michael - also known as Hutch - uses his unique talent to create memorable visual branding ideas for regional, national, and international clients – a talent that has garnered top creative awards in his field. For the past five years he has pursued photography through Hutch Photography and has been able "to put new visual life into objects left to die – sometimes in black and white, sometimes in color." He has won top awards for his entries in Mint Hill Arts gallery shows.
Barbara teaches Journaling with Art at Mint Hill Arts and is currently working on a series of small rabbit paintings, as well as a large oil painting series of women with animals. A self-taught artist, Barbara creates loose, brightly colored, pieces (mainly of women) through oil paint, wax encaustics, and collage. Her work has been described as mysterious, romantic, and ethereal.
A long-time resident of the community, Lee is a new member of Mint Hill Arts. Before his retirement in 2008, he pursued a career in the City of Charlotte’s Finance Department for more than 30 years. His last position was City Treasurer.
Shea describes herself as a "wife, mother, and grandmother to a rowdy crew of artists, writers, musicians, and athletes." She sews costumes for fun.
Marta teaches drama classes at Mint Hill Arts. She is also a teaching artist with the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and a volunteer usher. And it’s no wonder! During her 33-year career of teaching English and drama in the public schools, she won numerous awards at the NC Theatre Conference Play Festival with her SHOCKING PLAYERS.
Mary Beth, a retired Professor of Biology at UNCC, has been described as the "ultimate volunteer" and the "heart and soul of the volunteer program." She has served on the Volunteer, Intake, Membership, and Gallery Host Committees. She has also worked on major policies and procedures, and her organizational skills, attention to detail, and sense of fairness are legendary. As an artist, she is known for her interesting and whimsical photography.
An award-winning travel journalist, former educator, and amateur photographer, Carol is a relatively new member of Mint Hill Arts. Actively involved in the Mint Hill community for many years, she was the first president of the Mint Hill Historical Society and now serves on its board. She is currently working on the Historic Bain Restoration Project.