Landscape oil painting by Asheville artist Bryan Koontz titled Swannanoa Valley from Tanbark Ridge.

From the Studio: Bryan Koontz

Asheville artist Bryan Koontz can date his ancestry in Western North Carolina back to the late 1700s. His deep appreciation for mountain culture, heritage, and scenery is evident in his work, which he paints in a realistic style similar to that of the mid-to-late 19th century American landscape painters.