Horton Hayes Fine Art – THE WATER SHOW- TONIGHT!

The November art walk is always an exciting time in Charleston, SC. This month at Horton Hayes Fine Art is a group show entitled WATER. I have seen some of the work, and let me tell you… if you are anywhere near Charleston, SC you’re going to want to be there! Fabulous artists… the talent in this one gallery is beyond belief…  Some details from Horton Hayes Fine Art:
W A T E R
November 1st to 22nd. Opening Reception tonight (Friday, November 1, 2013) from 5-8PM.
Works by Adele Earnshaw, Joe Garcia, Chris Groves, Marc Hanson,
Nancy Hoerter, Mark Kelvin Horton, Larry Moore, Elizabeth Pollie, Shannon Runquist & Francis Sills
Just to give you an idea of what you’re in for… (Click on the artists name to view other available paintings):
Cold and Clear by Adele Earnshaw
Cold and Clear by Adele Earnshaw
Waiting for Dinner by Joe Garcia
Waiting for Dinner by Joe Garcia
First Light by Chris Groves
First Light by Chris Groves
Cooling by Marc Hanson
Cooling by Marc Hanson
Transparent by Nancy Hoerter
Transparent by Nancy Hoerter
Rocky Shore by Mark Kelvin Horton
Rocky Shore by Mark Kelvin Horton
Sundowners by Larry Moore
Sundowners by Larry Moore
Stones' Throw by Elizabeth Pollie
Stones’ Throw by Elizabeth Pollie
Completely Crewless by Shannon Runquist
Completely Crewless by Shannon Runquist
After the Rain (Shem Creek) by Francis Sills
After the Rain (Shem Creek) by Francis Sills
Be sure to check out the local galleries in Charleston, SC – like I said, this is a big weekend… truly one not to miss…
Tomorrow (11/02/13) don’t miss artists painting in Washington Park! Watch plein air painting at its finest from 9AM to Noon… Mark Kelvin Horton, Chris Groves, Joe Garcia and Francis Sills from Horton Hayes Fine Art will be participating!
Here are a few details from CFADA’s website:
Bids can be placed at the respective galleries for the paintings created in the park (as well as some donated paintings) raising funds for art supplies for the participating high school art departments.  The works will be viewable online early week following the event and in the galleries representing the artists.
This sealed bid auction runs through December 15, 2013 – big fun and a great cause!
See you there!
Images: HortonHayesFineArt.com and Elizabeth Pollie
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O N E   Y E A R   A G O…       Featured Artist… Mark Dalessio!

T W O   Y E A R S   A G O… A nice bowl of comfort food – Cooking Lights Baked Potato Soup! 

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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Artist Elizabeth Pollie captured the beast… perfectly! Study #17.. Charlie!

charlie by elizabeth pollie

Study #17 by Elizabeth Pollie, Image Via Elizabeth Pollie

I almost fell and couldn’t get up. Seriously. When I saw the image come across on my phone, that tiny image on my Blackberry, I truly thought it was the photo of Charlie until I went to the computer and pulled up Facebook. Artist Elizabeth Pollie has been doing a study a day (30 studies/30 days) and they are so exquisite, each and every one is just breathtaking. You wonder how ONE person can have so much talent!? It boggles my mind.

Charlie is “Study #17”. Wow! It is so perfect that words truly escape me. I simply cannot stop looking at it. (STUDY? I say to myself? If I were to paint something that wonderful, I would declare myself a master and call it a day! Hee)

This is the image that was on my blog post entitled You again? Ugh…! from February 23, 2013. Elizabeth commented on that post and said that it looked like a painting… so I quickly emailed her back letting her know she was more than welcome to the image! That evening I saw the painting pop up on Facebook.

Will she just go away?

I. Almost. Fell. Over.  Elizabeth’s painting is so fabulous that it brings tears to my eyes. Wow. Am I weird? Ha ha…

Elizabeth Pollie shows her work locally here in Charleston, SC at the Horton Hayes Gallery. She is a phenomenal artist with more than just talent. This woman can SEE. She is so perceptive that she picked up the very essence of Charlie. You must check out her work, you will be floored. I’m preparing you in advance. There is no higher praise I can give. More than just a great artist, she’s such a nice person, and quite hilarious. She is as eloquent with her words as she is with her paintbrush. Most all of her posts bring a smile to my face. I love that about her!

Here’s a blip about the Elizabeth Pollie Fine Art Gallery  located in Harbor Springs, MI – I can’t wait to get there one day!

Elizabeth Pollie Fine Art is located in Harbor Springs, Michigan. The gallery specializes in representational painting by nationally acclaimed artists. The focus of EPFA is on extremely high quality fine art for the discerning client. We welcome both first time buyers as well as seasoned collectors.

Please visit us in the summer at 231 E. Main Street, Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740.

Read more about Elizabeth on a previous post… or from her website.

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Featured Artist… Elizabeth Pollie!

“No Bull” by artist Elizabeth Pollie

Elizabeth Pollie is one artist that I hold in high regard. She’s very talented and has such a sense of style. Her paintings are very different from the norm, if she were on the show “X Factor”, she would have “it”, the “IT” factor… there is a mystical almost angelic-ness to her paintings. It helps that she paints places that are near and dear to my heart, Mackinac Island, MI being one of those places. I featured Elizabeth last year and showed one of those paintings… amazing… this year I’m selecting something different. Cows… “NO BULL”, ha… great name. Check Elizabeth’s work out, you won’t be disappointed. She’s in several galleries throughout the country, and her work is perfect for each location. Each slightly different, but all amazing! This image is from the RS Hanna Gallery located in Fredericksburg, Tx.

Here is a great article about Elizabeth from MyNorth.com – fascinating! Here’s a blip about the artist from her website

Elizabeth Pollie’s exposure to the arts came at an early age. Taken to museums, enrolled in classes by her parents and influenced by her father’s love and practice of art and architecture, she was always clear about her path in life. “Working within the field of visual arts never seemed like a choice, but rather a place of true belonging”. She enrolled in college art classes while still in high school and went on to receive an education at a formal Art School. She earned her B.F.A. at The College For Creative Studies where she later taught.

Harboring a deep love of travel and art history, Elizabeth has combined her travels with her painting practice. The images that she creates are imbued with a sense of poetry, mood and depth. 

The artist paints full time and teaches from her studio, West Wind Atelier in Harbor Springs, Mi.  Her paintings reside in both public and private collections here and abroad and have received much national recognition.

Elizabeth has found a deep sense of place within the rekindled practice of representational painting in America.  Of this movement Pollie reflects, “ It is celebration, an homage and in many ways a joyous homecoming. I am pleased to be a part of it.

Check out her website, she has some FABULOUS paintings that she did while in China as well as her many other paintings! Catch you back here tomorrow!

Artist to watch… Elizabeth Pollie!

Image: ElizabethPollie.com

I try my best to select a painting that is for sale instead of one that is already sold, but I just think this is the sweetest painting. This is done by artist Elizabeth Pollie of Harbor Springs, MI. After reading about her, and the different locations that she paints, I was so pleased to see that she paints scenes of Mackinac Island, Michigan! I had vacationed on Mackinac Island this year, and this painting is reminiscent of that trip… This looks like the horses on Mackinac Island. I love the flag in the distance, the light in the horses mane. Excellent. Not typical at all. I often wonder why there aren’t more galleries on Mackinac Island. Why aren’t there artists with easels set up everywhere like on Monhegan Island, Maine? It baffles me. I think it would be an awesome adventure (once my husband retires) to pack up, buy a place on the island and open a gallery. Invite our artist friends to paint on the island and show their work… whoa! Who could pass that up!? I love to dream!

Here’s a blip about Elizabeth from her WEBSITE:

Elizabeth Pollie’s exposure to the arts came at an early age. Taken to museums, enrolled in classes by her parents and influenced by her father’s love and practice of art and architecture, she was always clear about her path in life. “Working within the field of visual arts never seemed like a choice, but rather a place of true belonging”. She enrolled in college art classes while still in high school and went on to receive an education at a formal Art School. She earned her B.F.A. at The College For Creative Studies where she later taught.

Harboring a deep love of travel and art history, Elizabeth has combined her travels with her painting practice. The images that she creates are imbued with a sense of poetry, mood and depth.

The artist paints full time and teaches from her studio, West Wind Atelier in Harbor Springs, Mi.  Her paintings reside in both public and private collections here and abroad and have received much national recognition.

Elizabeth has found a deep sense of place within the rekindled practice of representational painting in America.  Of this movement Pollie reflects, “ It is celebration, an homage and in many ways a joyous homecoming. I am pleased to be a part of it.

Check out Elizabeth’s website! Catch you back here tomorrow!