Meet the instructors

DSC_0242Tom Mullany is a painter, sculptor, muralist, and cartoonist, and is also co-owner of Mullany Art Studios. His paintings and sculpture have been exhibited widely, and his artwork is included in many private and corporate collections. The content of his work is varied, and extends from historical to contemporary imagery, using the figure, the landscape, and architecture. Tom grew up in the DC area and graduated from the Corcoran College of Art + Design.  His work can be seen here at  He is represented locally by R.H. Ballard in Washington, Va. and at Haley Fine Art in Sperryville, Va


DSCF8725After graduating from the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Kerrie Mullany‘s first job was working on the restoration of the 100 year old scraffito designs on the  walls of the Hotel Washington, in DC. Soon after, she and her husband, Tom Mullany, formed Mullany Art Studios, where she worked for over 25 years as a decorative painter. In her personal work, Kerrie has worked in a variety of mediums including woodcarving, plastercasting, printmaking, collage, and bookmaking. She has taught art to children in schools, and in her studio. She and Tom have raised two boys, both now in college. During their childhood, she guided them through countless art projects.



DSCF3333Candace Clough has worked as a professional landscape gardener for 25 yrs, and has worked in the mixed media arts for 10 years. Her mosaics have been included in several juried shows and in 2009, her work, Sidonea menageria, was one of 18 chosen from 500 international entries to be featured in the annual Mosaic Art Now publication. Her most recent large scale piece, “The Cat Couch”, debuted at our warehouse during RAAC’s 2015 Art Tour. 


Charles Flickinger is a sculptor, installation artist, and teacher living in Nelson County, Virginia. Flick graduated from the Corcoran School of Art+Design in 1986 and has exhibited his artwork widely over the years. He has taught classes at numerous places throughout the region including at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., Virginia Commonwealth University, the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD as well as Washington Studio School in Washington, D.C.


IMG_3769bNina Shepardson entered the magical world of decorated egg shells more than 30 years ago, cutting openings in the shells and filling them with tiny dioramas to give to friends and family as Christmas ornaments. Nine years ago she was introduced to the art of Pysanky, the Ukrainian style of egg decorating that uses a wax resist process similar to batik, and fell in love with it. While Pysanky is considered more of an Easter tradition, Nina works on eggs year round creating both traditional designs and contemporary ones.


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