Cotton Ketchie is a nationally known watercolorist and Mooresville native. Cotton has his own gallery in Downtown Mooresville named Landmark Galleries. He has painted everything from North Carolina lighthouses to scenes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.
Cotton Ketchie started his career as an artist over 25 years ago. Now he is known for not only his dramatic sceneries painted with watercolors but also his photographs captured around North Carolina. He is also an established author of multiple books including, A Country Boy’s Education and Trouble In Love Valley.
Beyond Cotton’s artistic ability he also serves on the Board of Director’s at Wachovia Bank and Mitchell Community Endowment. He is a Paul Harris Fellow, and is a past president of the Mooresville/Lake Norman Rotary Club. Cotton’s wife, Vickie, is the past president of the North Carolina District Exchange Clubs and he assists her in her travels and endeavors. For many years, he served on the board of SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) which is the center for the prevention of child abuse for Iredell County.
Cotton is more than just a great artist he is a great person who does great things for his community and the people around him. I encourage you to stop by and visit his gallery and if you see him, thank him and his wife Vickie for everything they have done. They are an important part of the community and we are honored they call Mooresville home.
“Cotton” Ketchie’s Landmark Galleries is located at 212 North Main Street in downtown Mooresville, NC.
The hours of operations are Monday-Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm…Sundays and evenings are by appointment.