Featured Artist: Michele Usibelli!

Stedman by Michele Usibelli 16×16″ Oil

The color white can seem so ubiquitous, but in reality – white, in paintings, is usually far from white out of the tube. Many of us see a white subject (be it animal, flower, clouds, etc.) , but artists seem to have a keener sense of color. It’s no easy task to be able to see these colors and pull them off so beautifully.

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Featured Artist: Carol Bass!

Carol Bass. Just the mention of her name brings a smile. Each and every painting of Carol’s is bright and cheerful, full of fluid movement – her paintings emote such happiness. Whether you’re looking at a large abstract full of life, or several smaller paintings grouped together, the result is the same. Her paintings are like sunshine in a dark room. We have a few, and they never fail to lighten things up!

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Featured Artist: Lauren Everett Finn!

Prismatic Posies by Lauren Everett Finn 30×24″ Acrylic

Spring is just around the corner and as I write this, it’s felt like mid spring here in Charleston, SC. It’s been warm enough for people to flock to the garden centers and stock up on plants and flowers. Cold spell coming soon (Update: actually it’s here now)- at least for a night or two and then back to normal. I thought this painting by Lauren Everett Finn was apropos for this time of year. Bright and happy – it makes me smile.

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Featured Artist: Josh Moulton!

Fullerton Avenue Spring by Josh Moulton 30×40″ Acrylic

I love when I come across an artist that isn’t only good at what he does and is successful, but also gives back to his community. I can’t tell you how refreshing that is. As you can see by his painting, Josh lives (and owns his own gallery) in Chicago, IL. Not an easy feat, especially during COVID as you’ll read. But he made it through and he made it by helping others. #iwishyousomuchsuccess

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Featured Artist: Lesley Powell!

Illumination by Lesley Powell 16×12″ Oil

Lesley Powell – Illumination is a wonderful “wow” painting, isn’t it? The pop of light on the hydrangea bloom against the dark background is stunning, and always captures my attention. Often times I notice I’ve select a painting to feature that has a dark background, which makes the light pop (as they say).

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Featured Artist: Shelley Newman!

Where the River Bends by Shelley Newman 36 x 48 Oil/Canvas | **S O L D**

SHELLEY NEWMAN, a fabulous artist from Canada with a distinctively different style and color palette. I love her colorful landscapes made up of wonderful shapes, thick paint and gorgeous color. From the magnificent trees (love!) to the rivers – every one is fabulous, which is why they sell so quickly.

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Featured Artist: Michaela Moffett!

Balcony Botanicals by Michaela Moffett 8×5.5 Gouache

Michaela Moffett. She has wonderful work on her website, you must check her out. She seems like such a delightful person. It’s evident that Michaela paints often and loves what she does! In addition to original art for sale she also does commissions and teaches private lessons.

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Featured Artist: Elizabeth Graeber!

Large Green Winged Bird by Elizabeth Graeber 11×14″ Gouache on Paper

Elizabeth Graeber is an artist and illustrator. Her work is so creative, imaginative, happy, colorful and utter perfection if you’re looking for something to make you (or someone else) smile! From pet portraits, to illustrations for businesses, wallpaper, you name it and Elizabeth can do it!

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Featured Artist: Sarah Manolescue!

Seated Geranium by Sarah Manolescue 12×10″ Oil

Jaw dropping work by incredible artist, Sarah Manolescue. What a delight to scroll through her work (I cannot imagine seeing it in person!) – Her landscapes have incredible skies, her still lifes are captivating and the way she captures light is joyful. Truly beautiful paintings, one after another. Read on to learn more about the artist – she is amazing!

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Featured Artist: Leslie Pratt-Thomas (Upcoming show at the Dare Gallery in Charleston, SC!)

Follow the Sun by Leslie Pratt-Thomas 30″ x 30″ Oil

Leslie Pratt-Thomas. Many of you know her work. Leslie is a talented artist located in the Charleston, SC area. Art is a big part of people’s lives – it makes the world a better place. In addition to Leslie’s innate painting skills and ability to capture this area so perfectly, she is such a nice person. Kind, and interesting – you will look at her paintings, and be reminded of an area, or a memory and smile when you think of the artist who painted it. Leslie has a following clearly because her work is gorgeous and is a nice reminder of the Lowcountry. Did I mention her exhibit which starts this Friday, November 5, 2021?

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2021 Lupine Gallery/Island Inn Show with Caleb Stone!

Fish Beach Way 18 x 24″ Oil by Caleb Stone | Image: Lupine Gallery

We all look forward to the annual art show at the Island Inn, Monhegan, Maine. The owners of the Lupine Gallery on Monhegan transform the dining room of the inn into a stunning art mecca each year. It is so exciting to walk into the dining room and see the art displayed so masterfully. Absolutely gorgeous paintings this year by artist Caleb Stone. It’s also a treat to be eating in the dining room at the Inn with a breathtaking view both inside and out!

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Artist: Ken DeWaard – Show at Roux & Cyr this coming Friday!

Leisure Time after Breakfast 12″ x 16″ Oil on Panel

Ken DeWaard. I would like to make you all privy to Ken’s latest newsletter which shares some of his latest work. The newsletter is full of art information as well as artIST info – I love when artists share a bit about themselves with us. It makes us like them (and their work) even more. A daunting task for the artist, no doubt, but one Ken is up for. Ken is a favorite artist of ours for so many reasons… Upcoming show at Roux & Cyr Gallery in Portland, Maine (THIS FRIDAY), May 28, 2021. “Leisure Time after Breakfast” is just one beautiful example of Ken’s paintings, see what I mean about the light coming through the table cloth? #brilliant

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Featured Artist: Keith Thomson!

Rollergirl by Keith Thomson 30×40 Mixed Media

Keith Thomson. An incredible artist and more! I checked out his website (so interesting!) and absolutely love his paintings. They are so different. They’re fun and spirited. Some of you will remember these funny hair dryers (still in use today) – you know, I wish I had one, ha ha. Then I could have my coffee and read while my hair is drying! #winwin

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