John Carroll Doyle – 1942-2014
He painted his passion for the Lowcountry into our very souls.“Although I had no formal education as a painter, Charleston, in its romantic light, was my first art teacher.” – John Carroll Doyle John Carroll Doyle Art Gallery is located at 125 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina
“My passion for painting is rooted in my garden. I strive to translate my excitement about the experience of growth, light, and translucent colors from the earth to my canvas.” Anderson has received many top awards and is regularly invited to be a guest artist in prestigious national shows. Kathy is an elected Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club in New York City. In the Lowcountry, Kathy’s work is exhibited at Horton Hayes Fine Arts in Charleston. She resides in Connecticut with her husband, John Anderson.
Photographer and publisher of the Shrimp, Collards and Grits series of Southern lifestyle books, and publisher of the regional magazine SC&G Lifestyle. Andrew is a native of Beaufort, South Carolina and is well known for his large format black and white prints depicting the timeless beauty of the Lowcountry. He is a visionary in his efforts to preserve the wild and scenic areas of the Lowcountry for future generations. www.andrewbranning.com
Abandoned gas stations, old churches and boarded-up corner stores litter Georgia’s countryside and small towns. They tell the story of what once was. Brian Brown, a Georgia native, has made it his mission to photograph the “vanishing” buildings of Georgia – not just for the historical record but for the memories they evoke when we see them. vanishingsouthgeorgia.com
“I’m recording my Lowcountry. That’s what I feel that I’m doing. That’s what I want to do. I love its people, its places and animals.” His drawings are mostly pen and ink, sometimes splashed with watercolor revealing the simple sights we see in everyday life around Bluffton, Corkern’s hometown. A graduate of Clemson University who arrived in Bluffton in 1960, met Charles Fraser, and helped design the Hilton Head look before retiring 13 years ago to the banks of Huger Cove on Bluffton’s Lawrence Street.
Resides in Beaufort, S.C. where she shares her passion for the beauty and art of photography. Joan is a member of the Photography Club of Beaufort,
Sandy spent almost 20 years in architectural photography in Connecticut with her husband, Russ before retiring to Beaufort. She concentrates on Fine Art Photography with a slight edge towards impressionism. Her artwork is currently on exhibit at the Brick Wall Gallery, 913 Bay St. in Beaufort.
Ted is an American artist and former environmental chemist best known for his African-American themed art and style which blend elements of folk art, naturalism and impressionism. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Ted is known to capture the essence of his subjects in all the glory of its rich cultural heritage. He is represented by the Stellers Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida.
West Fraser paints with light – the radiance of early morning, the glare of high noon, and the glow of day’s end and the mystery of moonlight – to create brilliant works of color and form. West is a true son of the South, raised in Beaufort County, South Carolina.
Lindsay is at the forefront of the art industry with awards and accolades from all of the country’s leading art magazines, galleries and industry sources. She has a career most dare not dream. At the age of 33, she traveled throughout Europe studying architecture from the opulent opera houses down to the humblest of cobblestone cafes. She lives in California and is represented locally at Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina.
He is rarely far from water where he depicts real people in real environments close to the water’s edge with a depth of perception well beyond his years. From his native Florida panhandle to the Bahamas and up along the barrier islands of Georgia and South Carolina to Nantucket, Harrell moves quietly among the timeless moods of coastal living. Harrell is represented by The Red Piano Art Gallery, Bluffton, South Carolina.
Mark Kelvin Horton
Horton is especially interested in the effects of light and weather upon the landscape. He paints beyond a literal interpretation of a scene to portray nature in a way that reflects his own ideas and sensibilities while capturing the spirit, color and changing light of a place. His work may be viewed at Horton Hayes Fine Art, 30 State Street, Charleston, S.C.
The late Clark Hulings was an American realist painter born in Florida and raised in New Jersey. Clark is revered for his technique and venerated for capturing the essence of ancestral homelands. His subjects and composition are widely emulated, and he is recognized for his enormous impact on American realists, and especially Western artists.
For over 20 years Mayes has been the artist in residence at Airy Hall Plantation, deep in the ACE Basin, on the banks of the Ashepoo River. Step inside his white, circa-1920s clapboard house and you become immersed in his world of found and created objects. He shoots portraits, elements of farm life, landscape light and color and the two sports that take place at Airy Hall, fox hunting and polo.
Jim was born in Columbia, South Carolina and moved to Hilton Head Island in 1966, only the second artist to do so in the island’s early years. Walter Greer had been the first. His paintings turned a Chamber of Commerce newsletter into a magazine called the Islander. Charles Fraser asked him to paint the Harbour Town Lighthouse – before there was a lighthouse. His many Lowcountry scenes now grace homes and businesses throughout the country. He is represented by The Red Piano Art Gallery, Bluffton, South Carolina.
Nancy Ricker Rhett
A genuine daughter of the South, Nancy is a native of Beaufort, South Carolina and an original in the very best sense of the word. Completely true to herself, she is a self-taught artist, historian and world traveler. She is equally at home with a shotgun in her hand quail hunting or in her studio painting Lowcountry scenes. See Nancy’s work at the Rhett Gallery, Bay Street, Beaufort, South Carolina.
William Means Rhett III, and William Means Rhett, Jr.
They represent five generations of artists and many family connections. Nancy Rhett’s relatives, who have been in Beaufort since the late 1600’s, as land grant colonists, have names well known in the Lowcountry such as Elliott, Heyward, and Pinckney. Both Rhetts are descended from talented artists and interestingly, none of the Rhetts have had any formal artistic training.
“You don’t simply look at a James Richards painting, you look into it.” So says Laurie Meyer, artist and co-owner of Meyer-Vogl Gallery, an art gallery in Charleston where James shows his work. “His paintings overflow with passion and energy and his subject matter evokes emotion. With layer upon layer of thick and thin paint, his intention is to create a spark and entertain the senses,” says Meyer. James is a true son of the South, born and raised in rural Georgia.
Sandra grew up in South Carolina where she developed an appreciation for the history, architectural features, and beauty of Charleston. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina in Studio Art. She is a member/owner of Lowcountry Artists Gallery, 148 East Bay Street in Charleston.
A painter at the forefront of Bluffton’s burgeoning art scene. In just 10 short years, Murray Sease has gone from picking up a paintbrush to showcasing her paintings at La Petite Galleria and in local art festivals. She started with painting homes for real estate clients, and her passion for painting blossomed from there. Bluffton inspires much of her art, the natural settings, the rich culture and the history of the Lowcountry are all themes for her paintngs.
Marilyn has always known that she would become an artist. Learning from her mother, a musician and painter, Marilyn started painting at the age of six. She received a B.A. Arts Degree from San Jose State University and went on to share her inspiration with the world. She believes the artist’s role is to make the ordinary extraordinary and in the words of Robert Henri, “Perfection is the enemy of great art.”
The Smith triplets, Shannon, Jennifer, and Tripp, all artists, are the children of renowned painter Betty Anglin Smith. Her oils are known for color, painterly brushwork, and capturing light in simple everyday scenes. It is her use of light that becomes the common thread in her work. Anglin Smith Fine Arts, 9 Queen Street, Charleston.
Sue is a graduate of the University of Georgia now living in Charleston. “Early in youth, I concluded that my surrounding environment was the most fascinating dimension that I might possibly control.” Stewart Fine Art, 12 State Street, Charleston, South Carolina.
Sulkowski was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and knew from the age of five that he would be an artist. His early skills in drawing and painting enabled him to begin a path toward fulfilling his passion. His colors and shadows remind one of Rembrandt, his complex reds evoke Eugene Delacroix, and his viscous glowing surfaces suggest the great Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. He calls his style “poetic realism” because his canvases tell an immediate story and imply an entire world of sport beyond. Sulkowski’s works clearly follow in the footsteps of the old masters of the 17th century such as Rembrandt, and Velazquez.
Angela Trotta Thomas
Angela is the only artist ever to be licensed by famed toy train manufacturer Lionel Trains Inc. and has held that honor for many years. Her work has been featured on the cover of numerous national magazines and catalog covers. Her toy train art has been exhibited in the Smithsonian and Everhart museums as well as others. Jennifer Heyd Wharton
Jennifer is originally from Strafford, Pa. but lived for many years in Annapolis, Md. In 1997 she opened the highly acclaimed Troika Gallery in Easton, Md. and relocated to Beaufort, S.C. in 2014. “Making art, for me, is an expression of thanks and praise to God for the talent He has given me. My hope is to glorify Him through it.”