Jay Pfeil, Printmaker
In her Black Mountain, NC studio, Jay Pfeil, Printmaker, creates etchings and engravings representing the peace, joy and natural beauty found in the forest and mountains of Western North Carolina.
As a child I experimented with many forms of art and throughout my life that passion has grown into my profession. I originally learned artwork from my mother, Lorraine Pfeil. While in college, I made my living primarily through sculpture, crafting jewelry, and drawing portraits.
My art studies lead me to San Francisco, where I earned a living as a street artist. I moved to Western North Carolina for its rich diversity of plants and wildlife. My enduring desire is to represent the beauty of the forest and mountains in a manner that offers to others the peace and joy I experience in creating my work.