The ArtSource Team

ArtSource Fine Art was founded in 1990 by Sharon Tharrington and Nancy McClure, former competitors turned partners. Over the past 30 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, On-site Framer, an Artist’s Liasion, an Events & Marketing Associate and a Gallery Manager. 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 can be purchased at our gallery. To view images of her jewelry, click here.

Lacy Rollins, Gallery Manager & Corporate Sales Associate, 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

Marsha Perkins, Gallery Associate, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University in Washington, DC and a Master of Art in Art & Museum Education from the University of South Florida in Tampa.  Marsha has 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 will be the point of contact for private collectors and their designers as well as organizing fund-raising and private events. For more information about renting our gallery for your event or to set up an appointment to discuss your art and framing needs, please email

Kate Marshburn, Corporate Sales Associate, graduated from Meredith College in 2003 with a BA in Studio Art and a BA in Psychology. Originally from Winston Salem, Kate joined the ArtSource team in June of 2006. Marshburn assists corporate clients in the selection and placement of art in business, healthcare and hospitality settings. Kate also oversees all framing and installation projects. She can be reached via email at

Matthew Noble, Fine Art Framer, worked for many years for a large-scale framing production company in Florida  before joining  the ArtSource Team in May 2019..