Nature of Art opened its doors in February of 1980 in Kildaire Plaza,
the first shopping center on Kildaire Farm Road in Cary, N.C.
The custom and do-it-yourself framing options were very popular and
owner, Judie Howard, made many lasting friendships with her customers.
at the Waverly Place Shopping Center, local artists' paintings, pottery, wood, glass, and jewelry were
welcomed in and made the store a favorite gallery as well as a frame
shop. Art classes for teens and adults were a comfortable addition and
flourished in the friendly atmosphere.
The Nature of Art operates from Judie's home workshop and studio where
custom framing and art classes can be offered in a more relaxed and
personal way. She puts a lot of effort into providing a variety
of classes by local artists in the hopes of offering something for
everyone. This new arrangement also affords Judie the freedom to offer "have
frames, will travel", a mobile frame service for customers who prefer
a consultation in their own home or office.