Together Again: Mary Dobbin & Margaret Carter Martine






JUNE 4 - JULY 30



Mary Dobbin grew up in Lenoir, North Carolina and has also lived in New York City. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She also studied figure painting and watercolor techniques at The Art Students League in New York City. Currently Mary lives in Lenoir, NC and belongs to several local art groups.

Mary works in oil, acrylic, watercolor and collage. Her subjects of focus are still life, landscape, portraits and the figure. Mary has exhibited her work throughout North Carolina, and her paintings are in collections around the United States. Recent works may be viewed locally at the Carlton Gallery in Fosco, NC. Please visit her website at 



Growing up in an art household, art has always been an integral part of Margaret's life. Educated at Appalachian State University in Art Education, she received her MFA in painting from The Savannah College of Art and Design. Margaret has work in numerous collections from Japan to Los Angeles. Themes in her work range from political statements to appreciation for the landscape. 

She taught art for years in the public schools as well as at Appalachian State University. Currently, she is owner and director of the historic village, Whippoorwill Academy and Village, and also since 1995 owns and is director of The Lenoir School of Visual Arts in Lenoir, NC, which sadly closed last year due to the pandemic.

When she is not in the studio, teaching art, or working at Whippoorwill Academy, she is either making wine from her late father's vineyard that he planted 65+ years ago OR working at her other passion: restoring old houses. She and her husband are currently remodeling a 1922 American Craftsman house in Lenoir and then they will begin work on the oldest house in Lenoir (1830's) known as the Gaither house. This will be their 4th house restoration.

Margaret's website is



View Mary & Margaret's interview on CCGTV here.