Sword and Ivy operates from the privately owned land of Greg and Kathryn Rutherford located
in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee outside of Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and the
Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
In the same building as Sword and Ivy you will find Heirloom Art Studio, an internationally known award-winning fine art, portrait, and photographic and fine art restoration studio, Exclusive Custom Screenprinting, specializing in the custom printing of t-shirts, hats, and other textiles, and Outstanding Expectations Gallery of Gifts, the retail gallery that sells all Kathryn Rutherford Fine Art and Spirit Paintings . Each of these businesses are owned and operated by Greg and Kathryn Rutherford and have an international reputation for producing exquisite fine art, portraits, Spirit Paintings, graphic and web design, screenprinting, and dye sublimation products. Daughter, Tania Rutherford offers graphic and web design, 3D modeling, and 3D plush construction of two-dimensional drawings and personal avatars through her company, Snorkeldragon Dimensions.
Established in Canada, in 1980, Heirloom Art Studio, owned by Kathryn Rutherford, is an award-winning, internationally known fine art, portrait, Spirit Painting, and photographic and fine art restoration studio recognized by such companies as Eastman Kodak, Fujifilm Corporation, Epcot Center, and Professional Photographers of Ontario, Canada, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Tennessee, and America.
Kathryn Rutherford ships high quality photographic and fine art restorations to seventeen countries throughout the world and is praised for inventing a photographic process to restore blackened tintypes and using historic photographic darkroom techniques that brings faded photographs back to full density without additional restoration charges. Kathryn is recognized as one of the few remaining photographic artisans that will restore damage to an original photograph whenever possible.
As owner of Exclusive Custom Screenprinting, Greg Rutherford has dedicated his lifetime
the production of custom screenprinting and wearable garments. As Technical Advisor to the
print industry, Greg's technical knowledge of substrates, inks, and printing processes provides
additional services to clients such as printing on wood, plastics, metal, kites, and more.
Kathryn Rutherford is Art Director for Exclusive Custom Screenprinting and creates all the original layouts and designs for screenprint production-NO CLIP ART HERE!!
Kathryn and Greg Rutherford have recently combined their talents by producing a series of hand-pulled serigraph art prints. These prints, and many of the other products produced in-house, are available for sale at Outstanding Expectations and Sword and Ivy shops located online and inside the Outstanding Expectations, Heirloom Art Studio, Exclusive Custom Screenprinting, and Sword and Ivy building located at 2616 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
Tania Rutherford holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree with a specialty in 3D Animation
Character Modeling, but is also highly qualified in web and graphic design as well as
newspaper and brochure layout.
After learning to sew as a young child, she put her textile talents to work by using client avatars and original designs created for them as reference material to produce two-dimensional characters as hats and plush stuffed models that are now shipped internationally.
Some day, perhaps a children's book DVD about the Snorkeldragon shown in the Snorkeldragon Dimensions company logo will become a joint venture produced by herself and mother, Kathryn Rutherford.
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