We are fused glass artists.My husband Ron and I have been making wind chimes for 5 years and love every moment of it.We work together as a team to ensure that you will enjoy many years of listening to the soft, soothing sounds of our chimes.Our chimes are made to be hung outside in the wind as they are very strong.We use recycled bottles and kiln-fired glass in each one.We hope that you will love them as much as we do. Facebook: Facebook.com/sonshinechimes Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Bright is a professional musician who came into the visual arts as an adult. Growing up in Tennessee, Frank has lived in the southeast all his life. He drew portraits in pencil and charcoal very occasionally for years on his own. Now he works in the mediums of Watercolor, and iPad painting. Frank currently resides in the Low Country and has been since 1996. Email : email@example.com
Growing up in Buffalo, NY and hating the cold, a school farther south was an obvious choice for me. I graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore Maryland with a degree in Graphic Design. After working for several years in Baltimore it was apparent there was still one more move south yet to go. Upon arriving in South Carolina I felt this was where I belonged. I've always felt that the grand old cities of the south possess architecture of timeless elegance. The southern landscapes are infused with sunlight and a feeling of contentment. This is the essence of the south that I enjoy and try to impart in my paintings.
As Artisan Switch Plates I use my acrylic paintings as the artwork for my line of light switch plate covers. I wanted a switch plate with more than just a design on it. I wanted to create a light switch plate that was a work of art in itself. Website: BurbageArt.Com Email: info@BurbageArt.com
FineFolk Gallery - featuring Samantha Claar's Gullah Living series
The Gullah Living series began in 2009 as hundreds of tiny artist trading cards (ATC’s) They were done with pen and ink and the characters arrived daily, doing their simple tasks and expressing satisfaction with life in general. In 2010, they began to evolve into full size portraits with backgrounds that helped tell their stories.
Although art is always interpretive, each canvas tells a complete story known to the painter and the character who presented herself for painting. One of Samantha’s joys is hearing the stories that the Gullah folks tell you when you look at their portraits. “These people have stories they want to share, so look for a long, loving relationship with these Gullah folk.”
The simplicity and domesticity portrayed in the art create a sense of beauty that is parallels in many ways to the life of the artist. Ms. Claar resides on Tybee Island and was well known for her TybeeCats art before beginning the Gullah Living series. In her multi-faceted artwork she uses vivid colors and her philosophy is … “life is a canvas we are applying color to.” She paints “everything that will stand still long enough.” This includes canvas, houses, furniture, murals, fences, cars, cartoons and fabric.
Ms. Claar has been painting since the mid 90’s. She is the daughter of an artist, and credits her years of “MotherArt”, with teaching her “enough to be confident in my own style”. “I love this series, and the feedback I get is a tremendous incentive to keep on painting” says the artist.
While I was growing up in Savannah, the area surrounding River Street was always on of my favorite places. I attended St. James Catholic School and then Benedictine Military School. I attended Armstrong State College for a short period before joining the Georgia Army National Guard to start my Military Career. At the same time I started working for the Savannah District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, specializing in Wetlands. Over the next 38 years I worked at various locations with both the Army (Active duty and Reserves) and the Corps of Engineers. I finally retired from both in Charleston, South Carolina where I currently live with my wife, Robin and 3 Labs. All of my life I have loved working with wood. About 10 years ago, Robin gave me a lathe for Christmas, and I became hooked. I have been told that crack cocaine is less addicting than woodturning, and I believe it. Now that I have retired I am able to devote more time to this passion, and I started going to various festivals selling my products. I like keeping busy, and woodturning is the perfect way to spend time in my shop, and the Village Craftsmen is a great place to display my craft.
A native Savannahian, Dee Jackson, an accomplished watercolorist and calligrapher, spent several years traveling the world with her Air Force husband, Ray. She derives much of her inspiration from her home on the Little Ogeechee River which is a natural habitat for flora and fauna.
I have been shooting for over 40 years and have been published in newspaper, magazine and online. After retiring from careers in non-profit, marketing, and chamber of commerce management, I now specialize in shooting scenes of natural beauty, with a focus on wildlife photography. I received an "Editor's Favorite" in National Geographic's "Your Shot'.
Combining their love of history and photography, Richard and Gini Steele have created an extensive collection of photographic images of times long gone by. Throughout their work with many Historical Societies, Archivists and Researchers, the Steele's realized that there was a need to restore and reproduce these historical images and make them available again before they are lost forever. Working from their personal collection of vintage glass plates, negatives and photographs, the Steele's restore and individually print fine quality images. Photographs are available in Black and White or Sepia.
I started sewing in 8th grade in my home economic class, with the assistance of my mother. She was the best sewer I know. Her attention to detail and finishing made all the difference in my quilting. I came at quilting in the late 1970's as a painter, sketcher, knitter, crocheter, sewer, etc. My mother introduced me to Eleanor Burns log cabin pattern and book called "Quilt in a Day". I made my first quilt and found a new love. I am a self-taught quilter. I watched a lot of quilting programs on TV (mainly PBS) and devoured how-to books. In recent years I've taken to visiting quilt shows to expand my skill set to the artistic side of quilting and sewing. I am a member of my local Charleston quilt guild and have been a member of the SC Quilt Guild as well as the Modern Quilt Guild MQC. What I have found is that I really enjoy sharing what I do.
Vicki is a native Savannahian and has been painting for over 25 years. She started her painting career by taking classes from local teachers and then joining the Society of Tole & Decorative Painters where she took classes with many nationally renowned teachers.
Vicki loves the Christmas season and has developed an original line of "Savannah Santas".
OCY Originals was started back in 2004. It was named for our 2 loving beagles Oscar and Chloe as they were the inspiration for our fashions at the time. We have grown since then to include fashion and accessories for both dogs and the people who love them.
Our biggest seller is our bow tie and flower collars that are sure to make any dog the talk of the town. We stock a variety of fabrics to meet fashion needs year round.
All items are handmade with love and attention to detail in our home in Bluffton, South Carolina.