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Announcing: Two Top | a duet show

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family! I feel like I have been MIA lately and I apologize. I have been holed up in my studio and here's why...

Two Top | a duet show

I'm THRILLED to announce I will be showing with fellow Charleston artist, Rachael Nerney, at The Miller Gallery. I am so honored to have this exhibition opportunity in one of my FAVORITE contemporary Charleston galleries. Best of all, I am excited about the work we have been creating and eager for you to see it.

Rachael and I both have a passion for Charleston’s culinary community and the industry professionals inspire us every day. Thought and care is put into everything from ingredients to decor, and we want to acknowledge and appreciate the entire package. Restaurants themselves are a collaborative effort and art form, and we feel lucky to be living among so many masterpieces. Both bodies of work in Two Top are a tribute to the women and men who work so hard to create memorable and special culinary experiences.

I hope you can join us at one or both of the show openings:

  • Hospitality Preview 4-6pm | January 15th, 2019

  • Opening Reception 6-8pm | January 18th, 2019

More information about our show can be found here.

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The Holidays are Coming...

So apparently we’re already halfway through September, which means the holidays are right around the corner. This seems crazy to me, but the calendar doesn’t lie. To help get a head start on the madness, I’m offering 10% off all commissions when you book by October 1st. Custom art makes a really fun and special gift, check out my commission options here.

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Another way to get ahead on your holiday shopping is to attend Open Studios Night at Redux this month! On Thursday, September 27th the resident artists at Redux will have our doors open from 5-8pm. We will be serving refreshments, and will have LOTS of artwork available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public!

In addition to original pieces, I will have several varieties of note card packages and Charleston Hospitality prints available for purchase. Really looking forward to seeing you there!



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Upcoming Workshops!

Three super fun painting workshops coming this fall

 My students did amazing at the Poppy Painting workshop at Candlefish this summer!

My students did amazing at the Poppy Painting workshop at Candlefish this summer!

All materials are provided and no experience is required to take my painting workshops. All you need is yourself (and maybe a friend and a bottle of wine?), and you'll take home your very own work of art. I am offering the following workshops this fall: 

First up is the Monstera Painting workshop on Wednesday, September 19th at Haegur Plant Shop from 6-8pm. Students will be painting their very own monstera leaf masterpieces, and since I have design templates prepped and ready, no experience is required to make some really beautiful and unique pieces of art. Visit my Instagram account to watch demonstration videos, click here to sign up!

Next up is my second Poppy Painting workshop, this time being held at Redux Contemporary Art Center on Saturday, October 6th from 4-6pm. The first Poppy Painting workshop this summer at Candlefish was such a blast I had to schedule another! I have design templates prepped for this class as well, so students of all experience levels will be able to create some colorful poppy landscapes. To sign up for Poppy Painting click here

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 Paint your Pet workshops are always a blast!

Paint your Pet workshops are always a blast!

And finally is the very popular Pet Your Pet workshop! I am a crazy animal mom, and this workshop is always such a blast. All us crazy pet parents spend a class painting our beloved fur babes. For this workshop, I ask my students to email pictures of their pets ahead of class so that I can trace out the kiddos on everyone's canvas ahead of time. This way we can all relax and have fun painting in all the cuties. To sign up for Paint Your Pet click here

I'm really looking forward to these workshops. I have met so many wonderful people through these events, and its an honor to help make fun memories. I hope you'll join me for one or more!

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Inspirational Pathways

Charleston Promise Neighborhood has created Inspirational Pathways, an arts-based enrichment program at Sanders-Clyde Elementary School. Fifth graders participating in Inspirational Pathways visit Redux Contemporary Arts Center to learn about the artistic process and to become inspired to express themselves creatively through various art media.

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This year, students met and interviewed four Redux artists: Paige Feigley, Mark Stetler, Kerry Steele, and myself. The young scholars familiarized themselves with our work and process in order to decide and vote on who should create a piece of art to represent their graduating class, which will remain at Sanders Clyde for future classes to enjoy. I was THRILLED to be chosen as the 2018 Inspirational Pathways artist.

 These young scholars and their passion were my source of inspiration for the piece "Gator Pride"

These young scholars and their passion were my source of inspiration for the piece "Gator Pride"

I'm so thankful to have been a part of this program. I can remember being a 5th grader, and I know what a difference creative programs can make in a young student's life. I firmly believe that creative outlets are invaluable to any curriculum, and I found the efforts by Charleston Promise Neighborhood and Sanders Clyde to be exceptional. The students and staff I met are very special people and being chosen to represent the 2018 class and Inspirational Pathways program is humbling and wonderful. Congrats to the class of 2018, I cant wait to see what you create!

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