Local Artists
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Here at Frist Fruit Collection, we love original artwork.

Canvas wall art is the perfect way to brighten up a room and create a chic living space. As more and more of us look towards redecorating our living space, a small yet important detail craves for attention—artwork! We have selected a few local artists to feature in our store. Below is a short bio about each talented artist.


Keep The piece by emily mckinney

You're looking at a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-duplicated design. It is made of materials that have been used for other purposes other than its new one. What has been tossed aside has been lovingly and thoughtfully restored into something of value once again.Does this story sound familiar? We hope so. It is OUR story and hopefully yours, as well. For if it is, then you know how the Master Craftsman takes something old, broken and often deemed useless and turns it into something of great worth and beauty-even if only to Him.Like our Savior, we love the process of turning the old into "new." The significance of the transformation of the new "life" of the piece is not lost, for it has been modeled to us. For that we are eternally grateful. So go ahead and ask yourself, "What would Jesus do?" We feel certain that He would KEEP THE PIECE.


French Palette

The French Palette features artwork by Memphis, Tennessee artist, Sherrill French. Sherrill's impasto impressionist works are characterized by whimsical compositions, vibrant colors, and striking texture.Sherrill's philosophy of art is simple:"The object is not to make art, it is to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable. All real works of art look as though they were done in joy. Art is, after all, only a trace--likea footprint which shows that one has walked bravely and in great happiness." --Robert Henri


Vesela Baker

Growing up painting used to be Veselas way of escaping reality by emerging into a world where everything is possible. During the communistic regime, there was not too much place for originality and freedom. It was not easy to be an artist. So, after she studied art in the University of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, she decided to go in a different direction and abandoned painting for years. Vesela returned to painting in 2008 when she found herself being a stay in home mom. It was amazing how quickly she become obsessed with creating new paintings. Vesela felt so happy, so fulfilled. She returned to where she always belonged. At the present, Vesela is working from her studio at Adamsville TN as a full time artist. Her paintings create positive, hopeful feelings. Vesela loves color, texture, palette knife, big brush, big canvas, and most of all she likes freedom.


colleen Long

Colleen Long Frames are a hand crafted one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Colleen loves to use bold patterns and colors. The four-step process she uses to distress and paint her frames can only be truly appreciated in person.


Katie toombs

Her true inspiration is drawn from her surroundings and from her memories of growing up in the south. Her art reflects experiences of traveling all over the south particularly to Mississippi to visit cousins and grandparents. Days there were spent being lazy, watching her uncle milk cows, and eating her grandmother's homemade applesauce. These simple aspects of 'southern life' is what inspires Katie the most.Katie grew up being creative...it is in her blood. Her impressionistic style is defined by bright colors and layers of materials on her canvases. Katie's desire is for her art to not just fill a space but to bring joy and happiness to the homes in which they abide.