Granny Jane's Rug Shop

Meet The Licensed Artists!

Rose Fitzhugh-Back brings more than twenty-five years of textile design to the world of braided rugs.  Her work is enjoyed throughout the United States, Canada and Great Britain.  From Colonial to Contemporary design, her textiles enhance living spaces in the beauty of their simplicity.  It’s exciting for her to exchange ideas with an ever-increasing array of new artists!

Susan Burd is a self-taught folk art painter and designer.  She has been painting for more than twenty years.  Susan resides in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with her husband and best friend, Geoff, and their yellow lab, Jake.  Susan’s work has been featured on the cover of poplar magazines for many years.  She also sells her art work in various niche markets throughout the country as well as online through her website,  She derivesgreat pleasure and inspiration from the history and beauty of the area in which she lives.  She enjoys designing for Capitol Earth Rugs and works tirelessly on new ideas for future designs.

R.A. Guthrie is a great American western artist from Montana.  His artistic style and his lifestyle are individualistic and exceptional.  Rick spends a great amount of time working on the largest ranches in the West.  He knows first hand the wildlife, the ranch life, the flora and fauna of his designs.  As he says, “The best inspiration I know of is to experience your art as a way of life, whether it's sitting on the ranch house porch watching a family of whitetail cross the meadow or gathering the fall cattle from the high country.  I believe in order to create a good piece of art, regardless of the medium you are working in, it must come from your heart."  Rick Guthrie's works of art have been displayed in the Nashville Museum, numerous galleries, fine gift and furniture stores, and national catalogs throughout America.  He is the quintessential American artist.  To find out more about Rick, please visit his website,

Sandy Lynam Clough creates beautifully realistic paintings and designs that can only be described as “Fresh-ditional”! They are both fresh and contemporary, yet her painting is fine art. This combination of fresh and traditional is uniquely Sandy Clough and appears on many licensed products and in gift books she has written and illustrated. Her career began with original paintings and limited and open edition prints. Now products featuring her art are available throughout the United States, and in Canada, Australia and Russia. Sandy’s art has been licensed for gift and home décor items that include tapestries, ceramic and glass table top, garden flags, kitchen textiles, stationery, framed art, calendars, paper tableware, recipe binders, quilt fabrics and much more. In 2010, Harvest House Publishers presented her with their Harvest Gold Award in recognition of 1,000,000 gift books sold. Sandy has authored and, or illustrated twenty-eight gift books.

Karl Johnson is considered America's premier silhouette artist.  His work has been featured in numerous national publications such as, In Style, Martha Stewart Wedding, People Style Watch, Parenting Magazine, Elle Décor, USA Today, Country Home Magazine, Ladies Home Journal and many more.  As his father's apprentice, Karl has practiced silhouette art since childhood.  He estimates that he has freehand cut hundreds of thousands of silhouette images thus far in his career.  Karl's silhouette art hangs in the homes of many notable people around the world.  To see more of Karl’s art, please visit his website,

Harry W. Smith is an artist, author, craftsman and designer. His works are in museums and private collections worldwide. Harry has had many shows throughout the U.S. and has written and illustrated several books. His intricate three dimensional sterling silver and gold creations are accented by hand carved precious stones. His detailed pieces of furniture in miniature are known globally and have been the subject of many books. Harry is one of America’s top traditional craftsmen selected by Early American Life.  He and his wife, Marsha, collaborate on original designs for many nationally known companies. A love and respect of nature is reflected in their designs. Their home on the side of Mt. Battie overlooks Camden harbor and the coast of Maine. Paintings of the ocean, sailing vessels and wildlife have been the subject of some of Smith’s books. Moxie, their Maine coon cat, resides in the studio and models occasionally.  Examples of his work can be found online:


 Inspiration surrounds Phyllis Stevens and the old stone farmhouse where she lives and works in rural Pennsylvania.  She finds inspiration in the delicate wildflowers she collects on nature walks, in the warm colors of the woods in autumn, and in meals shared around the dinner table with her grandchildren.  Phyllis loves the creative challenge of translating what she sees and feels into artwork warming the homes and hearts of others.


Jan Coulter Harless began her artistic expression as a child, and over time, the doodles and sketches led her back to her favorite medium, oil painting. The beautiful mountain areas near Jan's north Georgia home provide inspiration, and oftentimes subjects, for her wildlife paintings. Without formal art instruction, Jan considers her work an emotional process, and she enjoys watching the unique personality and spirit of each animal develop as she paints what is best described as wildlife portraits.


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Granny Jane's Rug Shop is an Authorized Distributor of Capitol Earth Rugs