Chris Poteat photo

Christy Poteat, an artist with vision impairment, is studying art at WCC and hopes to pursue a degree. Poteat exhibited her collection of paintings  at the Wilkes County Public Library.

After the exhibit in Wilkesboro concluded, the collection was moved to the Alleghany Public Library.

Poteat’s portfolio consists of 40 or more paintings, however, she says, “There’s no guessing how many paintings I’ve done over the years.” Interests in buying her paintings continues to increase. To date she has sold almost 20 paintings and now has a couple in print that can be purchased at a later date. Her paintings range in price from $300 to $3,000 each.

In addition to her studies at Wilkes Community College, Poteat has studied etching under David Hunter from Florida. She has also studied collagraph under Bruce Frazier of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. and Glenn Eure, who is also visually impaired, in Nags Head, N.C. Poteat studied drawing under William Vance Nichols of Wilkesboro, N.C. At WCC, Poteat has studied with Tamara Grayson, Craig Greene and Michael Askew.

Poteat is a native of Wilkes County, N.C. She is the daughter of Patricia Poteat and the late Richard Poteat, who was the one who help Christy discover her artistic abilities, which includes playing the guitar.