Stories by Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice

‘It’s very rewarding to be able to see people excited about what they can create’

By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice A welcoming sign announcing Catherine Hamill’s studio and home gallery hangs outside her Manteo home. Paintings flank the front door and fill the inside walls of her abode. Full story

Feb 24

‘We want it to be told’  

Pea Island Preservation Society celebrates Black history on the Outer Banks By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice Joan Collins is firmly anchored to the Black history of the Outer Banks. “My family history here can definitely be connected to the roles Blacks played in the US Life-Saving Service,” the US Coast Guard and the Freedman’s Colony,” she said. Full story

Feb 3

Raffaele Paglia’s art takes wing at Seaside Art Gallery

By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice
Raffaele Paglia spends his time feeding his creativity and feasting on nature. Witnessing a return of Jersey tiger moths at Petaloudes Valley on the Island of Rhodes, Greece inspired his latest creative endeavor that is enlivening galleries in North Carolina and Virginia. Full story

Dec 27

Hatteras Holiday Art & Craft Show returns after two-year hiatus

Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19 and Hurricane Dorian in 2019, the Holiday Art & Craft Show is scheduled to take place November 25-26 at the Cape Hatteras Secondary School. Full story

Oct 25

KDH photographer Eve Turek connects art and soul

By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice. Eve Turek expresses gratitude through her work as a photographer, writer and teacher. The Kill Devil Hills resident recently had an essay published in a volume of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gratitude List. It summarizes her journey to discover beauty through the ups and downs of life. Full story

Oct 18

Ray Matthews, whose camera captured OBX’s beauty, passes at age 72

By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice Nags Head photographer Ray Matthews, 72, passed away on July 6, leaving behind a legacy of beauty and character. Full story

Jul 8

Ami Hill put art on wheels

The entrepreneur challenging the KDH vendor rule By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice Ami Hill is a Kill Devil Hills art entrepreneur who operates under the name of Muse Originals Bus #252 and Muse Markets. She recently was named Business Supporter of the Year by the Dare County Arts Council. Full story

Jun 27

‘I see my own rainbow’   

The success story of color-blind artist Gretchen Hargis By Mary Ellen Riddle | Outer Banks Voice When Gretchen Hargis views the world, she sees stories that she translates into paint. Full story

Apr 25