New Artists – January through March 2020

Oh my goodness, are the artists that just hung theeir work getting a lot of compliments!

Stacy Lewis has always been fascinated by animals.  She has been fortunate  spend time meeting and studying a wide variety of animals, both domestic and  Paintings by artist Stact Lewiswild.  Because there are differences in the anatomy, body language and behavior of each species, her paintings explore these differences in detail. In order to render the physical attributes of her subjects, such as their scales, feathers, and fur,  Stacy includes different materials such as textured papers, foils, fibers, and organic elements like seashells in her paintings.  More of her work can be viewed here. 


Mignon Renee Tucker, (MRT.) has been creating art since the beginning. She  Painting by Mignon R. Tuckergraduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting.   she’s created art from the very beginning. There aren’t many genre’s she has not worked in. Well-versed in painting, drawing, sculpting, building and design and computer graphics, her work has expanded over time. Currently, she is concentrating on her art with the goal of becoming a well-known local artist. View more of her work here.

We continue to support  a journey to adoption  with Danielle Moore, an amateur photographer on a mission…another child in her family.   Her photos Danielle Moore, Photographyreflect the love and beauty she seeks every day. She is using her photos to raise money for the adoption process.  You can learn more about her and view her work at Adopt Moor Love Photography.

New Artists October-December 2019

Born in The Netherlands and having raised two daughters in Raleigh NC,
Eva Artwork by Eva GentileGentile is an emerging local abstract artist. She adds an extra dimension to a two dimensional painting with her inking on complex geometries both texturizing and contextualizing the color and shapes underneath. Her inks are applied using the automatic-painting style of the surrealists and abstract expressionists.



Lavanya began painting in the early 2000’s.
She teaches art to local youths  Artwork by Lavanyaas a way to share her love of the creative process. More of her work can be viewed on her facebook page.






Danielle Moore, PhotographyAs a way to support her  journey, we have chosen to continue displaying the work of Danielle Moore, an amateur photographer on a mission…to adopt a child.  Her photos reflect the love and beauty she seeks every day. She is using her photos to raise money for the adoption process.  You can learn more about her and view her work at Adopt Moor Love Photography.


New Artists July-September 2019

Shira Samaniego, acrylic artistShira  Samaniego has been an artist her whole life, but began printmaking in 2003, and acrylic painting in 2004. She does a variety of works on canvas, sometimes combining linoleum relief prints with painting, other times creating abstract work with a variety of methods. She is inspired by music and nature. If interested in seeing more, visit



Danielle Moore is an amateur photographer on a mission…to adopt a Danielle Moore, Photographychild.  Her photos reflect the love and beauty she seeks every day. She is using her photos to raise money to adopt a child.  You can learn more about her and view her work at Adopt Moor Love Photography.



Quilt by Sesheta HanibleColor drives the creative process for Sesheta Hanible.  She started quilting as a creative outlet while living in San Francisco. After retiring as a teacher and moving to Raleigh,  she develop an interest in creating smaller quilt pieces.  She often builds her pieces around a certain piece of fabric, bringing it to life with contrasting and complimentary colors.



New Artists April-June 2019

Oh, the beauty that has been bestowed upon our walls for the next three months!


Gayatri Rambilli is a henna artist based in Cary, NC.  Originally from Visakhapatnam, Painting by Gayatri RIndia,  she is a traditional Mehendi  henna artist.  Her love for this work on the human body has spilled over onto canvas,  and she uses both henna and paint in her work.  You can learn more about her on her facebook page.





Ginger Yancey (soon to be Ginger Willow) found a love for painting in acrylic a couple of years ago. Having taken two art classes in the years past she is Painting by Ginger Willow (Yancey)mainly self-taught. Ginger’s intuitive painting process comes from meditations. Her M&M series, Macro Micro, is deeply personal and speaks to Humanity and her own shadow work. . She has an odd love of octopuses and suspects this may be her next series.

Ginger is the owner of Nourished Inside Out  in Chapel Hill,  She is an alchemist in organic skincare and wellness consulting, and offers sacred space in the community for deep relaxation and healing.


The final artist in our gallery this round is a very special addition to our walls.  As a space that focuses on empowering women, our founder  is consciously choosing to display only the artwork of women.  However, this round has a slight exception, with the inclusion of  Sugarwater Studio.

The work of Allison Coleman and Sedgwic St. Patrick (deceased) was a collaboration between two brilliant minds.  (Allison’s paintings were featured in our last round of art).   The duo worked on photos together from  2006 until Patrick’s passing in 2018.  Their style was influenced by “Southern Gothic literature, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood painters, and dusty old antique shops.”


Winter 2019 Artists

The Latest Artists at the North Raleigh Well Nest

Liz Murphy started creating art in 2012, after she was injured at her job as a supervisor in a psychiatric unit.  While healing from surgeries related to her Artist Liz Murphy, Broadway Expressionsinjuries, she fought boredom by picking up a paintbrush for the first time. After posting a photo of her first piece on social media, folks immediately started asking if they could purchase her work, and Broadway Expressions was born. She is a self-taught artist in many mediums, including from acrylics & spray paint, resin crafting & jewelry making, to wood burning and more… she enjoys all things related to arts and crafts.  It is her therapy and is where she found her voice for self-expression.   Liz is a single mom to two young girls who are her inspiration.  You can learn more about her work here. 

Abra Millsaps is a graphic designer, illustrator, and watercolor artist, receiving her formal training at The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham.  Constantly Watercolors by Abra Millsaplearning new things and finds joy in creating things with unexpected pathways. She spends time really getting to know her materials, learns from watching others, and plans obsessively before diving into her own projects. Abra is fascinated by communities and the stories created within them, and uses the inspiration found in her volunteer work to fuel her work. Abra hopes her work brings joy to every home it lands in.  View more of her designs.

Allison Coleman has been studying art her entire life, and received her MFA from UNC-Chapel Hill.  As an artist-in-residence at ArtSpace viewing the  Paintings by Allison Colemanstreets of Downtown Raleigh, Allison’s work is inspired by the a mix of the whimsy of the 1950s memorabilia, Southern gothic literature, and life.  More of her work can be viewed on her facebook page.


Creating From The Spirit: New Series Coming in 2019

When women come together, great things happen! Jovhanna and Linda are planning some great things for the future at The North Raleigh Well Nest.


Coming in 2019, Creating From the Spirit: A monthly gathering of women , creating opportunities for self-love and  wellness.

This workshop will be held mostly on the first Saturday of every month through 2019.  Attend one or all!  Register in advance for all 12, and receive 10% off.

January 7- Creating Your Vision:  A vision board workshop to help you develop focus for the coming year.  Welcome the coming year with a vision!  What do you want to accomplish this coming year? Create  a vision board to bring your heart’s desire to fruition.
Jovhanna and Linda will provide guidance, supplies, and snacks. $15, pre-registration is required through  Click here  to register.

February 2-  Manifesting Love:  Attracting the love your desire.  More information to follow, registration will be here soon.

March 2- Maiden Magic: Bring the creativity of youth to all ages of life. More information to follow, registration will be here soon.

April 6- For the Love of Money:  Create a money totem for financial abundance.

May 4- Loving the Mother Within:  Self-care for self-love.

June 8- Summer of Self-Love:  Loving the skin you’re in.

July 6- Free to Be Loving: Create permission to love and be loved.

August 3- Creating With the Chakras: Creating a balanced life through chakra work.

September 7- Creating Daily Spiritual Practices: Small steps to create rituals in your daily life.

October 5- Loving the Crone Within: Tune into your inner wise woman.

November 2- Holiday Cheer: Creating inner peace during the holiday season.

December 7- Loving Your Past:  A reflection of the previous year,  and looking into the future



New Art Displayed at The North Raleigh Well Nest!

Celeste Izquierdo Art Drawings

Celeste Izquierdo is a self-taught artist born in Hoboken, NJ, who moved to Cary, NC a few years ago. She has been creating her masterpieces since the age of five and expresses her own visual and conceptual vocabulary through painting and drawing. Celeste tells stories using vibrant colors in her art, building a connection with the viewers and her work. Her art mainly focuses on hyper-realism and surrealism. She works with a wide variety of mediums including acrylics, prisma color pencils, charcoal, and more. She is currently in college studying animation.

Her work can be viewed at


Virginia Maier mixed media arti

Virginia Maier was raised in Tucson, Arizona, and now calls Raleigh, NC her home. A multimedia artist, Virginia finds inspiration from the spiritual and natural elements that can be found in the southwest corner of the U.S., and incorporates images of femininity into her collage and painted pieces. She also teaches classes (Artistic Adventures of North Carolina).

Her work can be viewed at


Because her work is so admired by clients who visit our space, we are

Willa Stein art photographs

continuing to show the work of Willa Stein, who has been a photographer for over 36 years.  In 1980, she studied at The Pennsylvania’s Governor’s School for the Arts at Bucknell University. With a degree in photography from the Art Institute of Colorado, Willa’s digital imagery is whimsical and imaginary with a documentary style. She photographs anything from baby portraits to musical acts, and is known for her fine-art editorial work.

More of Willa’s work can be viewed at  You can also find her on facebook, where she shares her intricate beadwork on her page Willa’s Beads.


What is Spiritual Love?

Introducing Spiritual Love

Spiritual Love is recognizing that Love is energy. It is a spiritual, energetic recognition, acceptance, and honoring in the divine being in yourself and others, that rejects the ideas of love as being hurtful, destructive, or negative.

If you think of love as being is limited to romantic relationships, you aren’t alone. I realized that a lot of us forget that love extends to self, family, friends, and even the world around us. Choosing Spiritual Love to represent my field of work was intentional.

Love has gotten watered down and even has negative, fearful energies around it. Women are hurt in the name of love, and like Tina Turner said “What’s love got to do with it”? Love does not hurt. I was in an abusive relationship with a man who said he loved me. When I left that relationship, I didn’t know it then, but that was the start to my evolution into becoming The Spiritual Love Coach. I decided that I wanted a different type of love, that was the birthing of Spiritual Love.

Spiritual Love Coach

When I say I’m The Spiritual Love Coach, most people think that I’m a ‘Love Coach’, only focus on dating and relationships. I’m all about healthy relationships, but that starts with a healthy you. I want everyone to find their Person, but most importantly I desire for you to be in a place to give and receive love, no matter your relationship status or what is happening in your life.

If you aren’t right mentally, emotionally, or spiritually (even financially) it will be hard for you to give and receive love. Truth is a lot of people are hurting and have a negative view of love. That along with the hurt and challenges we experience during this journey called life, has a big impact on our view of love and can keep you from seeing your worth and living fully. Many women that I work with are tethered to some past hurt, grief, or heartache.

My work incorporates a holistic approach, combining energy healing, coaching, spiritual guidance and intuitive readings to help women rediscover, reclaim, and rebirth yourself after heartache, pain, loss, or other life challenges.

Heartache is caused by so much more than bad relationships. Sometimes is an issue around family, lack of self-love, a negative outlook, a life change or even a friendship. What is heartache? It’s another word for grief and if it’s not released, it can keep you from being your best self and living your best life.

My work as The Spiritual Love Coach is deep! I don’t like being limited to dating and relationships, because love is limitless and extends to all things. I help my clients with so much more, including happiness, confidence, life purpose, and other aspects of life. I help you get back to that loving place within yourself, so you can live the life that you desire and experience limitless love. I do that through a variety of techniques including life coaching, energy healing, mindfulness, aromatherapy, and tarot card readings.

I’m Jovanhanna Tisdale, a Spiritual Mama with a heart of gold on a mission as The Spiritual Love Coach to Illuminate, nurture, and inspire spiritual love in the hearts and minds of people worldwide. I work with women privately for coaching and also offer individual readings and healing sessions. Be on the lookout for my monthly events hosted at The North Raleigh Well Nest.

Take the Health of Your Breasts into Your Own Hands

Currently, it is recommended that women ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year, and women ages 40 to 44 are given the choice to start receiving them if they wish to do so. Once a woman reaches age 55, she is told she should switch to getting one every 2 years, unless she chooses to continue with yearly screenings.  Which is interesting, because the older we get, the greater our chances of the diagnosis.

If you look at the chart above, created by the American Cancer Society, the chances of developing invasive breast cancer increases greatly between the ages 20 and 30.  The rate increases over time. Wouldn’t it be nice for women to have tools they can utilize at any point in their life, that does not involve radiation and compression, yet give us a good indication of the health of our breasts?

Breast thermography is a painless, radiation-free risk assessment tool that may help discover potential issues in our tissues.  Thermograms, performed with an infrared camera, record temperature changes on the skin’s surface, and show us these patterns as a heat map.

Breast tissue that is significantly warmer may indicate infection, trauma or inflammation. In addition to inflammation, an increase in the formation of blood vessels in breast tissue is often associated with the presence of a problem. Since these areas are shown on thermograms, it can give us a picture of areas we need to pay attention to. It can detect vascular changes in breast tissue associated with breast cancer many years in advance of other methods of screening.

Physiological changes can occur years before structural changes are present. It can take five to ten years of development before a lump appears on a mammogram. With regular Breast Thermograms, women can better monitor the health of their breast, as they will be alerted of any physiological changes in time to incorporate preventive strategies to reduce their risk of developing disease.

Thermograms are  non-invasive, and do not require any personal contact with the one performing the imaging.  Because they involve zero radiation, they are safe for all women, even when pregnant or breastfeeding! Because they do not involve compression, they’re also a great tool for women who have had breast augmentation.

Thermograms at The North Raleigh Well Nest are performed by Gaye Walden of Holistic Breast Health, and  follow the protocol dictated by American Academy of Thermology. Images are evaluated by a doctor, and you are presented with a detailed Report & Risk Assessment prepared by the doctor.

In addition to the screening tool, we suggest women also learn how to do a comprehensive self-exam of their breast tissue at least once a week, so you can become familiar with your tissue that occur with the hormonal changes throughout the month. Its is also important to learn how to perform massage on yourself, to improve or maintain the health of your breasts.  Linda Zukowski of Metamorphic Massage for Women has studied with one of the few educators in the country on this topic and is able to teach women what they can do to take the health of their breasts in their own hands.

Please note: Thermography is not a standalone test for breast cancer, and it does not give you a diagnosis of cancer. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) views thermography as an adjunctive tool. It is used in conjunction with other types of screenings to give you a clearer picture of the health of your breasts.  Our services are not intended to diagnose or treat any disease, and we make no claims as such.

Local Art on Display at The North Raleigh Well Nest

We are excited to be displaying art from local women artists on our walls!  All work on display in our lobby area is for sale, with 100% of all sales going directly to the artist.  Support local art, and make it a point to check it out next time you’re visiting!

Our Current Artists:

Beth Palmer Art paintings

Beth Palmer is an artist and teacher, and holds a Masters Degree in Art Education from the Rochester Institute of Technology. As a painter, color and texture are essential components of her work. As a young child, Beth began doing needlework, and later incorporated techniques into her painted pieces. She incorporates various found and recycled objects into her work. More recently, she has incorporated the use of dyes and dyeing techniques in her artwork.

Beth’s online portfolio can be viewed at  Please ask us if you wish to contact her directly.



Willa Stein art paintings

Willa Stein has been viewing the world through the lens of a camera for over 36 years.  In 1980, she was granted a scholarship to study at The Pennsylvania’s Governor’s School for the Arts at Bucknell University. Willa also has a degree in photography from the Art Institute of Colorado. Willa’s digital imagery is full of all kinds of twist and turns, her work has been described as whimsical and imaginary with a documentary style. She is known for her fine-art editorial work, shooting anything from baby portraits to musical acts and auto racing.

More of Willa’s work can be viewed at  You can also find her on facebook, where she also has a page for Willa’s Beads, showcasing her incredible beadwork.


Leah McCarthy art painting
Leah McCarthy

Leah McCarthy is both an educator and an artist, with a strong passion for introducing the public to the interactive  world of art. Leah volunteered in the Florida public school system’s Meet the Masters Art Education Program,  which she credits with awakening her inner artist.

Leah is an abstract artist. She stumbled upon fluid art last summer and enjoys exploring all of the endless fluid painting techniques. Leah also enjoys taking old items and giving them new life.

She recently moved to North Carolina, and has her work hung in several locations throughout the triangle.  You may view  more of her work on her facebook page, Leah McCarthy – Artist – The Crafty Floridian.