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Smokey Beare
Harold Champagne
Ollie Trawick

Smokey is self-taught, completed North light Art School and has 80+ art credits from Alaska and Idaho universities.  She was certified by Bill Alexander in the wet-on-wet technique of oils, Brenda Harris certified in acrylics, holds a certification by Andre Art, Koh-i-Noor, and  Col Art.  Smokey is a T.E.A.M member in good standing.

Smokey provides instruction to children and "young-at-heart," in  traditional and  water-based oils, Genesis, acrylic, mixed medium, watercolor, colored  pencil, right brain drawing, metal repose and glass painting.  She retired from commercial crabbing and fishing.  She is still inspired by her SE Alaska island surroundings.

Smokey  specializes  in seascapes and Alaskan wildlife, still life and portraits.  Instruction packets and original artworks available, commissioned  works accepted.

Harold is from New Orleans and graduated from LSU. University activities included 40 advanced hours, LSU band, multiple club leadership positions, school yearbook editor, ROTC, and flight school.  While in the Army he spent a year in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and maintenance officer.  He met and married Linda, his late wife of 38 years, while in flight school at Savannah, GA.

Harold began his career in Forestry with International Paper Company which took him, his wife and three children to several locations in the South and French Guiana in South America.  Determined to remain in Eatonton, GA, Harold purchased and operated a neighboring meat processing facility.  

His twenty years of art include instruction under national artists such as Buck Paulson, Valerie Stewart, Brenda Harris, Ken Wallin, Lynne Pittard, Mark Polomchak, Norma Poulos, Dorothy Dent, and Joyce Ortner.  He has recently completed the Joyce Ortner Seascape Certification.

Ollie is not an Artist as are all members of TEAM. He expresses his art in a different way, with some knowledge of Website design. All he knows is self taught and always enjoyed. Just give him a problem and he will find the answer, or go crazy trying to find it.


He is a retired US Navy veteran spending six years active duty service and another fourteen years in the active Naval Reserves. This is where he began his studies in programming and the love of finding a problem after many hours of hard work. He has continued to advance his knoledge of programing working with the TEAM Website.


Ollie is happy to be continuing to be an active part of the web team.

  "Thanks for the opportunity and honor to work on your Website."

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