Primarily a landscape and cityscape painter, Louis’ medium is oil on canvas.
I primarily paint in the Low Country of South Carolina where I live, but my passion is to paint when I travel. In the past few years I have painted in Argentina, Mexico, New York, Italy, France and Mallorca Spain.
Louis’ paintings are available via private showings several times a year or by personal appointment. He lives in Port Royal, South Carolina with his wife, Kit.
Owner of Palms on the Parkway
"The hand techniques that I use are the same techniques that have been used for centuries. All of the pieces that I make are joined, all wood-to-wood joints, not using any nails or screws and it's almost a lost art," said Mike Murphy of Dog Creek Design.
Mike obtains wood in a number of ways, but never by taking down a healthy tree. Most of the wood that Murphy uses is salvaged or reclaimed wood.
Laura Baker & Amy Sercy
Laura Baker of “Laura Baker Interiors” and Amy Sercy of “High Cotton Life” have joined forces to offer full-service interior design services for both residential and commercial projects. Together, we share a passion for crafting rich, layered environments using thoughtfully curated objects, fabrics, furnishings, textures, artwork and lighting. We pride ourselves on creating beautiful, balanced and comfortable spaces that encompass a variety of styles to reflect the taste and lifestyle of our clients. No detail is too small to make every space a special discovery.
Based in Beaufort, SC, Forrest Guilloud creates art out of all mediums: drift wood, oil paint, and clay.
I would describe myself as a colorist who sees beyond what most people see in nature. A painting is about brushwork and color, not just painting what you see but making it exciting so the viewer is constantly intrigued. Drawing the viewer into a painting is what I think about, sometimes it's the subject matter I start with but then the end result is how I place the colors and brushstrokes that make the painting come to life.
Although my style has changed and evolved over the years, my approach has always been the same. I don't use a formula and never over think what I am working on, instead I try and dive right in, letting it evolve. My approach is to find subject matter that speaks to me and then paint it with my own approach in mind, adding what I think will make it come to life. People often make the comment "your paintings make me happy." If I have done just that, then I feel like the painting was a success.
Third generation artist Murray Parker uses a signature color layering technique to render densely textured paintings with a luminous sculptural effect. Using hands, tools, or palette knife to pour, drip, throw, add, and subtract paints of multiple media, Murray specializes in abstracted scenes from coastal, mountain, and cityscapes. Her work conveys a loose and gentle freedom, which comes in part from her Montessori schooling in Hilton Head, South Carolina. There she studied weather on the beach, experimented with science in the Nature Preserve, read chapter books atop a ladder in the barn loft, and traveled to Daufuskie Island to study collaboratively with students from the Gullah community in a one-room schoolhouse. Her intuitively driven process results in an imaginative interplay of color and textural surface, which strikes viewers and transports them to their own peaceful places within.
Murray Parker has been featured in Charlotte Living Magazine, Scoop and the NC Art Guide. Murray paints with oil, pastel, acrylic, sanguine, mixed media, and more. Her art is influenced by the work of Wolf Kahn, Jackson Pollock, Kevin McPherson, Brian Rutenberg and her many years of study with Andy Braitman.
I grew up loving to watch my grandmother paint from an early age. Memories of painting together on her back porch are still vivid to me. I am amazed by God's creation everyday and am thankful to have the opportunity to capture a small glimpse of His creation on canvas. Working with my clients, their children and pets is a great joy and blessing. I am the mother of two children, who have both been frequent portraiture subjects.
Julia Anderson, a native of England got her first set of oil paints from her parents at age six. She has never stopped painting since. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Richmond after spending her teenage years living in Williamsburg Virginia where she was exposed to some of the best of Early American art and historic finishes. She calls herself a complete artist due to her wide use of mediums and surfaces and broad range of artistic talents from oil paintings and murals to painted furniture and a many types of faux finishes.
Many of her oil paintings are described as refined primitive in style. Julia draws inspiration from the early untrained primitive artist but creates her own style with composite design and intense detail whether the painting is of a town or commission of an individual home and surroundings. Her plein air landscapes of low country marshes, birds and wildlife give great attention to color and detail and are also depicted in her unique style of painted furniture. Her works are commissioned and shown throughout the United States and Europe.
Julia’s murals vary in subjects due to the wishes of the client but many are inspired by the marshes, waters, birds and landscapes of the South Carolina Lowcountry and are included in private homes and plantations, hospitals and corporate buildings throughout the United States. Murals of all sizes can also be painted on canvas to allow for removal.
Her pigment based faux finishes can be found in many homes and businesses. She takes pride in and is amused by the fact that many of them are completely unnoticed as a finish such as a heart pine mantle with a marble surround or a trompe l’oel ceiling medallion. “It’s only a really good finish if you have to tell someone it’s painted and not the real thing” Julia also does the wonderful glazing styles that are so well loved in London drawing rooms and that made the English Country Style famous worldwide. Careful application of layers gives walls and other surfaces an incredible depth and translucency that is impossible to achieve with paint.
Julia’s works have been seen in Southern living, Savannah Magazine, Verandah, and Southern Accents and the Historic Beaufort Foundation’s book “Beaufort” depicting the historical homes of the city. Julia has two sons, one in the United States Coast Guard and the other a PGA Tour player. Her home and studio is on Cat Island in Beaufort, South Carolina.
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I began loving and appreciating art at an early age, studied fine art and graphic design in college then worked almost 30 years in different aspects of corporate America. Visual arts and creative studies have been a lifelong passion for me and I've recently made the joyful transition into painting full time. In preparation for this endeavor I attended workshops and studied with artists and art teachers I greatly admire; Elizabeth Ross and Airy Knoll Art Farm, Nancy Bush, Michael Workman, Dee Beard Dean and Lyn Asselta. My medium of choice is oil but occasionally work in pastels. My current work focuses on expressing the serenity and spirituality I see and feel in these low-country coastal lands I thankfully call home.
Nature Muse Imagery
photographer - teacher- naturalist
Kelley Luikey is a South Carolina based photographer, teacher and Master Naturalist. As a lifelong outdoor enthusiast and adventure lover, she is on (or under) the water with her camera as often as possible. Through her work, she hopes to inspire others to love and appreciate the beauty of the Lowcountry. Kelley is an award winning photographer whose work hangs in private homes and offices across the country, has appeared in numerous publications and has been commissioned for advertising and large scale commercial projects. She resides in Port Royal with her husband and two children.
I was naturally drawn to sketching, even as a young girl. While growing up in Blacksburg, Va, I often toodled around with pencil and sketchpad. At the College of William & Mary, I chose to major in biology, as I have an intense interest in nature and the mechanics of life. After working six years as a research technician at the Univ. of Ga. Veterinary School, I married a veterinarian and moved to Hartsville, SC, where we lived for 13 years. Three children—boys—later, we moved to Beaufort, SC.
While in high school in the early 1970s, I taught myself how to do pastel portraits and began accepting commissions at the age of 16. I completed an estimated 250 pastel portraits over the next 22 years. While living in Athens, Ga, I learned the technique of scratchboard, a medium that I love but rarely use today. In Hartsville, I added pen & ink and colored pencil to my interests.
Until 1999, art was nothing more than a hobby for me, complimenting my life of part-time jobs, children, gardening, swimming, running, and school volunteering. After moving to Beaufort, I decided to pursue art in earnest in 1999. Teaching myself from a book at the library, I began dabbling in oil painting—my first real fluid medium. This produced a virtual explosion in my life. Fairly overwhelmed by color theory at first, I began by using only primary colors, which still constitute my palette today. I had my first show after painting for only 5 months; to date, I have had 9 personal shows and have participated in a large number of group shows. Awards include People’s Choice (4), Best in Show (4), First Place (3), Second Place (2), Third Place (3), Excellence Awards (5), and Merit Awards (5). I was also awarded Best in Show for my entire body of work at the 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. I have produced three large pieces of public art in Beaufort---2 murals and a mosaic. I also enjoy teaching painting and drawing techniques and offer workshops, one-day classes, and private lessons in various locations throughout the Southeast. I have participated in numerous juried festivals throughout the Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. In 2016, one of my paintings was chosen to be displayed on a full-size billboard in the lowcountry of SC as part of the ArtPop program.
My artwork can currently be seen at Atelier on Bay in Beaufort, SC, Maye River Gallery in Bluffton, SC, Plum Goose in Charleston, and City Art Gallery in Greenville, NC.
Holly Glasscock is a full time studio artist who blends originality and tradition through her realistic and coloristic style. Her predominant medium is oil. She is noted for her landscapes and wildlife of the South Carolina low country and she has an affinity for the rich, low light of the dawn and dusk hours. Holly studied advertising and graphic design at Winthrop University, but is largely self-taught in the fine arts. She recognizes the importance of continuing her artistic education and diligently works at her craft of painting by participating regularly in workshops offered by notable artists. Holly is represented by Carlton Gallery, Blythe Gallery and Stewart’s Village Gallery in NC, and With These Hands Gallery and MacDonald Marketplace in SC. She also teaches adult art classes in her home studio weekly. Contact her at email@example.com or visit her website at www.hollyglasscock.com or on Facebook at Holly Glasscock Fine Art