The ArtSource Team
ArtSource Fine Art was founded in 1990 by Sharon Tharrington and Nancy McClure, former competitors turned partners. Over the past 31 years, McClure and Tharrington have built the largest and most comprehensive art gallery in the Triangle area. In addition to the two principals, ArtSource employs a Full-Time Corporate Art Consultant, On-site Framer, an Artist’s Liaison, an Events & Marketing Associate and a Gallery Director. Nearly all of our employees are artists themselves and offer an indepth understanding of the materials, techniques, and concepts incorporated into much of the art we sell as well as a sensitivity to the creative process. We pride ourselves on our ability and commitment to work as a team to meet our clients needs whether the project is large or small.
Nancy C. McClure, Owner, was born in Albany, NY, attended Syracuse University and graduated with a BS in Merchandising with an emphasis in marketing and visual arts. Before joining ArtSource, McClure worked for Picture House in Atlanta, GA, providing high-end framing design services to interior designers. McClure later worked as manager of the art and matting department of Phoenix Galleries in Atlanta, one of the largest wholesale picture manufacturing companies in the country. After relocating to Raleigh in 1985, McClure worked at Frameworks as a corporate art consultant. McClure joined ArtSource in 1990. Nancy is also one of the many local artists ArtSource represents. To read her bio and view her artwork, click here.
Sharon P. Tharrington, Owner, was born in Raleigh, NC, attended Emory University and graduated with BA degrees in both Art History and Psychology. While in College, Tharrington worked at Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta, GA. Upon completion of her degrees, she returned to Raleigh and began working with Gilliam & Peden Fine Art Gallery, where she received her training in marketing and handling fine art and fine art framing. Tharrington founded ArtSource in 1990. Tharrington’s jewelry line, Sugarfoot Jewels, and her sculptural works and paintings can be purchased at our gallery under the name of Sharon Paige. To view images of her jewelry, click here. To view images of her paintings, click here
Lacy Rollins, Gallery Director & Media Relations, graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.A. in Art History and Psychology. Lacy handles the day to day operation of the gallery including working as an Artist Liaison and Curator for our art, coordinating Press Relations and Social Media for the gallery and assisting private and corporate collectors and their designers. For more information about submitting your art for consideration or to schedule an appointment for your art and/or framing needs, please email email@example.com
Marsha Perkins, Gallery Curator & Framing Specialist, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the American University in Washington, DC and a Master of Art in Art & Museum Education from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Marsha has a background in Design and years of experience working in a variety of arts organizations including Florida Gulf Coast Art Center and the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Marsha curates our collection of fine art, lends her keen eye to the presentation of the art throughout the gallery and is the point of contact for private collectors and their designers. For more information about our art and artists or to set up an appointment to discuss your art and framing needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Kline, Art Consultant & Sales Specialist, graduated from Clemson University with a degrees in Textile Management and Marketing. Margaret began her career in New York City working for Shaw Industries. Later, she moved to Atlanta, GA to Shaw’s custom design division. She returned to sales with a territory covering Atlanta and Birmingham. Following a move to Nashville,TN Margaret went to work for Interior Design Services. Margaret utilizes her design and sales skills in assisting private collectors and corporate clientele in the selection and placement of fine art and framing. To set up an appointment to discuss your art needs, please email email@example.com
Matthew Noble, Fine Art Framer, is the one-man-show completing all our framing orders. Matthew has over thirty years of experience framing artwork and objects. His most precious framing jobs include Vincent Van Gogh, John Singer Sargent, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo Da Vinci and Salvador Dali. Whether its a priceless collectable or inexpensive found object, Matthew uses the same care and expertise to make your artwork perfect. Matthew specializes in museum quality, conversation framing and shadowbox design. Bring your artwork to the gallery today!!