Stephen Moore Beach Obsession

Carolina Creations announces our featured artist for the months of September and October.  His colorful paintings depict our coast for his show “Beach Obsession.
The show will run from September 1 through October 31. Meet the artist during ArtWalk on October 6 from 5-8 pm.
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Stephen Moore is an artist known for the color and light quality in his paintings. He is a native of North Carolina. He is a graduate of UNC in Chapel Hill and retired from a thirty four year career in family medicine in 2015.  He was taught by Eleanor Seng, a North Carolina artist who studied with Emil Holzhaurer, a student of Robert Henri. Stephen was taught by Eleanor beginning in the fifth grade at a community art center in Burlington, NC.
Stephen has been painting  and showing since 1980. He has traveled and painted extensively in Europe. Painting interests also include coastal and other North Carolina scenes with an emphasis on local color.
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Though primarily a landscape painter practicing  plein air techniques and studio painter, he is also interested in portrait, figurative, and still-life genres. He works in his studio in Beaufort NC.
He is a regional painter and is associated with Artsource Art Gallery in Raleigh, NC, with the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in Beaufort NC,with the Carolina Artist Gallery in Morehead City,  Carolina Creations in New Bern and the Village Art Gallery in Oriental, NC.
His work is held in the corporate collections of SAS, Jordan and Price Lawfirm, Rex Hospital, Family Medical Associates of Raleigh,  Hospice in Raleigh,  and Duke Raleigh Hospital to name but a few. Numerous private collectors across the state of North Carolina own his work.
For more information contact Carolina Creations at 252-633-4369 or email by clicking here.

The Times They Are A Changin

After 27 years Jan has decided to step back from the retail business and concentrate on her art. Meet our new owner Virginia Spencer!

There is a change taking place.  Jan is retiring from the world of retail to focus more on her art; exploring new techniques for creations alongside her already established works. I am the new owner of Carolina Creations.  My name is Virginia Spencer.

I have lived in North Carolina since 1981 and have fallen in love with the New Bern area.  We have fabulous artists in our proximity as well as many talented artists within our state and our country.  Carolina Creations has been “my favorite store” for quite some time and I am so pleased at the opportunity to take the reins.

My background has been quite varied, with focuses on pharmaceutical sales, retail florist, nursing, and 5 years as an officer in the US Army Nurse Corps.  As a florist, I studied and  produced floral arts, earning recognition as a member of the American Institute of Floral Design.  I look forward to moving on to a new challenge.

My priority is to learn the business of Carolina Creations and become familiar with its operations.  I want to meet the artists who have their art in our shop and look for a few new ones.  I am sure they will provide me with a great education and appreciation for the talent they bring to our mix.  The employees who have been a part of our shop for a long time are staying on board, so you can count on their learned expertise while I get up to speed.

New perspectives are sure to bring about change.  I plan to seek new opportunities to share our art.  But, please be assured that we will continue to deliver the same quality you have grown to expect from Carolina Creations.  Please share with me ideas you may have regarding your favorite art medium and any special areas where you are seeking just the right touch.  I want to find the right artist to share your vision.

I hope we will meet soon.


I have loved the 27 years I have spent at Carolina Creations from our spot on Middle

Street, to our move to 321 Pollock then our “new” gallery at 317, our current location. I have had the privilege to meet and work with hundreds of amazing artists and wonderful customers through the years, many of whom have become dear friends.

I’m ready to go back to being a full-time artist. I’m not going anywhere. My studio will still be just a block away from Carolina Creations. I will still be the featured artist at Carolina Creations and do all the pottery and paintings you’ve become accustomed to from me as well as the custom paintings, house portraits, baby sets, platters, tiles, etc! You will still order them at Carolina Creations or on the website just as before.

I’ll continue to design an ornament each year, do my little calendars, Christmas cards, etc. The difference is that I’ll have more time to create so you’ll be seeing more new work from me more often. We will still have the “Sally’s Painting Partys” at my studio.

Virginia and our wonderful staff will continue to bring you the same shopping experience you have had at Carolina Creations through all these years.

It’s a win win for all of us!


New Paintings by Sally Sutton

One of our talented local artists at Carolina Creations!

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Oil paintings on gallery wrapped canvases, in gold floater frames.

For more information or to purchase visit our website by clicking here.

We have represented Sally since 2008 and she has taught workshops through our gallery. Sally received her BFA from California State University, Long Beach and an MFA from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Sutton’s work has been exhibited in Tokyo at the Genkan Gallery of the Tokyo American Club, in the Meiji Gallery in Ginza, and in numberous shows in the United States.  Her paintings can be found in private and corporate collections nationally and abroad.

Year of the Rooster

2017 is the Year of the Rooster according to the Chinese zodiac, from January 28 through February 15, 2018.

The Rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029…

Rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of chicken carries is exorcising evil spirits.

To celebrate Sara Meadows has created this tiny 2″ tall rooster!

Only $14. Call us to order, limited edition.

Carolina Creations 252-633-4369

Beautiful Quilling Cards

The other day I was in the post office and saw that they had stamps with a heart made with quilling.

 I was excited to see them because we have beautiful cards at Carolina Creations that are made with this technique of curling paper.
With strips of paper, a quilling tool and some glue,
add some creativity and you get these….


I don’t know about you but it looks like a lot of work to me for $7.95!