Special Commission from North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue

This year the meeting of the Southern Governors' Association was hosted by North Carolina at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville; and Governor Beverly Perdue commissioned artist Elizabeth Ellison to paint watercolors of the mountains of Western North Carolina to be given as gifts to the attending governors.

Governor Perdue wrote Elizabeth, "It is so wonderful that the governors at the Southern Governors'' Association meeting went home carrying a vision of North Carolina. Your paintings are just beautiful and I'm so pleased that I also have one to enjoy."

In an interview, Elizabeth stated that she was very honored to have been selected and really appreciates the framing work which Charles Heath of Heath Creations, Bryson City, did to enhance the beauty of the paintings. With Charles' help she feels  that the attending governors each have a taste of these mountains to take back to their respective states.

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"Mountain Mosaic"
Governor of Alabama
Robert Bentley

"Evening Glow"
Governor of Puerto Rico
Luis Fortuño

"Morning Mist"
Governor of Arkansas
Mike Beebe

"June Glory"
Governor of Virginia
Bob McDonnell

"The Morning Light"
Governor of Florida
Rick Scott

"Mountain Daisy Fields"
Governor of Georgia
Nathan Deal

"The North Carolina Blue Ridge" Governor of North Carolina Beverly Eaves Perdue

"Along the Tuckaseigee River" Governor of MissouriJay Nixon

"And Then the Mountains" Southern Governors' Association Offices

"Out of Mist"
Governor of Tennessee
Bill Haslam


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Bryson City, North Carolina 28713

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