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Anna Minner

Painter & Photographer - Acrylics

    Anna is a local artist and photographer who loves living near the ocean. She's living her dream by raising her family in Pawleys Island, doing what she loves, and living where she's inspired daily.

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    Amy Marr

    Painter - Oil and Pastel

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    Amy grew up on the Great South Bay of Long Island and is an artist living in Murrells Inlet. Amy takes inspiration from the natural beauty of the oceanfront, bays and marshes, and historic cities and towns.

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    Barnie Slice

    Painter - Acrylics, Watercolor & Oil

      Barnie is a native South Carlolinian who has been painting for over 65 years. He is a co-owner of Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island and paints 3 to 5 days a week. He had 2 of his painting in the White House during Ronald Reagan's administration.

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      Bob Slaughter


        Bob has worked on "old-school" photography (i.e., darkroom) for 60 years, but digital doesn't scare him. He is a new "Islander" working on finding scenes he can make appealing in Black & White.

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        Carol Russell

        Painter - Acrylic and Watercolor

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        Carol's art career began when she retired as an educator. She loves to explore new ideas and techniques. She is currently working mostly in acrylic.

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        Clay Johnson

        Painter - Oil

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        Painting primarily in oil, Clay Johnson usually works on site, directly from nature.

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        Cynthia Silvers

        Mixed Media Painter- Acrylic and Watercolor

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        Cynthia Silvers believes painting provides a means to experience the world more deeply. She often incorporates Sumi-ink drawings in her watercolor and mixed media art.

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        Cathy Turner

        Painter - Oil

          Cathy is a local resident of Georgetown and has her paintings at Island Art Gallery where she is also an owner. She specializes in beautiful oil paintings.

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          Dan Kraus

          Painter and Photographer - Sculpture and Printmaking

            Dan Kraus's visual art practice spans representational painting, sculpting, photography, printmaking, digital illustration, and site-specific installation. His artwork often speaks to cross-cultural experiences that seek to strengthen hearts, minds, and souls. Dan has received many awards and has exhibited widely in the US southeast, nationally, and internationally.

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            Daniel Strickland

            Painter - Acrylic

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            Benjamin was born and raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry. He lives in Georgetown with his family and paints the landscape and surrounding Charleston areas that he fell in love with years ago.

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            David Ruigrok

            Ceramics  - Pottery

              David has been a potter for over six years. He started at a studio in Calabash, NC, took several semesters at CCU in ceramics, and started his own studio about two years ago. David enjoys wheel throwing the most and using clay of various colors to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

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              Deb Bhattacharjee

              Painter - Plein air, Acrylic, Oil and Gouache

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              Debanjana Bhattacharjee is an en plein air painter who captures those fleeting beautiful moments outdoors. Her paintings are her instant reaction to the scene and are painted in the way she feels depicts the scene best. She can be seen painting the sunrise in Myrtle Beach daily during the summer.

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              Deborah Smith

              Painter - Acrylics

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              Deb is a long-time photographer and digital artist who has recently begun to translate her vision into acrylic painting. Her favorite subjects are landscapes, waterscapes and wildlife.

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              Denise Robinson

              Painter - Oil, Acrylics, Graphite and colored pencils

                Denise is a native of Texas who has lived across the US in California, New York and, currently, Pawleys Island, SC. Denise creates her art from still life, photographs, and other media in her home studio.

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                Diana Kayla Hochberg


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                Diana is an artist with a camera, using a blend of technical skills with an artistic eye. Every photo she takes has a story behind the lens. She loves Landscapes, The Golden Hours, Black & White, and Abandonded Buildings.

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                Ed Rana


                  Ed is a nature photographer, specializing in land and seascapes. Ed has been recognized for his art in national and international exhibits and has taught both technical and artistic photography classes. 


                  Ellen Williams

                  Painter - Oil and Pastels

                    Ellen's painting style is best described as “realism with a touch of abstraction”.  She is an owner/artist at the Island Art Gallery. She loves creating oil and pastel paintings.

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                    Emory McClary

                    Painter - Oils and Acrylic

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                    Emory grew up in Pawleys Island, SC, and has been motivated by the island landscapes and outdoor activities. She enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, and other activities, which inspire her paintings.

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                    Gail Joley

                    Painter - Watercolor

                      With art as a lifelong interest, Gail specializes in house portraits, pet portraits, florals, and landscapes. She served as president of the GT county watercolor society.

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                      Harriet Ethridge

                      Painter - Oils, Plein Air and landscapes

                        Harriet loves painting scenes and animals from which she draws from real-life experiences, growing up in a small town in SC. She concentrates on the contrast of light and dark in the subject matter.

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                        Jane Woodward

                        Painter - Oil on Canvas

                          Jane is an Art Major with 2 years of college. She has attended workshops, taught oil painting for Coastal Carolina, and exhibited her artwork in Charleston, Greenville, Williamsburg, and Birmingham. She now owns Island Art Gallery in Pawleys, SC.

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                          Janelle Feeney

                          Painter - Oil, Pastel, Gouache and Watercolor

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                          Janelle's painting style is eclectic with each new painting. Its style evolves on its own. She is drawn to colorful paintings and tries to incorporate that in her works. 

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                          Jeanne O'Neal

                          Painter - Ink and Watercolor

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                          Jeanne loves to explore Coastal subjects and is inspired by the ever-changing marsh, beaches and animals of the Lowcountry. Jeanne's new obsession is creating in oils.

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                          Jef Sturm

                          Painter - Oil

                            Jef teaches painting for Coastal Carolina University OLLI Program & life drawing and painting for The Seacoast Artists Guild as well as privately. He considers himself as an etherealist and creates paintings that are ethereal in theory.

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                            Joanne Willoughby

                            Painter - Oils, Pastels, Watercolor and Acrylics

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                            Joanne's artwork is inspired by the captivating beauty of the Low Country, which she loves to share through her paintings. Joanne has been painting in pastels for over 15 years, and oils for even longer. She loves to capture the beauty around her in Plein air and in the studio.

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                            Joe Tempel


                              Joe spent most of his adult life in Colorado, photographing the West. Now residing in North Litchfield, he and his wife enjoy visiting Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington. He focuses his work on black and white photography to capture the sense of place. 

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                              Joyce Bassett


                                Joyce is a writer, journalist and nature photographer. 

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                                Karen Joyce

                                Painter - Ink and Watercolor

                                  Karen strives to have her paintings reflect her love of the Lowcountry as well as her love of animals. Her work can currently be seen at Gray Man Gallery in Pawleys Island.

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                                  Katharine Flanders

                                  Painter - Acrylic on canvas

                                    Katharine began painting as a young child up until age 18, then took a 45-year break. She came from a family of female artists. Her current chosen medium is abstract pours, as well as landscapes.


                                    Katherine Wynn Patrick

                                    Painter - Watercolor

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                                    Painting has been, in part, a journaling experience for Katherine, with most of her work being landscape or nature-based. She works in oil, using bold colors and fluid brush strokes.

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                                    Kathleen Kazior

                                    Painter - Acrylic, Pastel and Oil

                                      Kathleen wants her paintings to express her experience of her subjects, not particularly a realistic depiction. She loves color and movement, and her work runs the gamut from realistic to abstract.

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                                      Kathy A. Robinson

                                      Painter - Oil

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                                      Kathy is a local artist who spends her time between Columbia and Litchfield. After being busy raising her two girls, it has been an outlet for her to do something she loves. She hopes you enjoy her work as much as she loves painting it for you.

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                                      Kay Rugh

                                      Painter - Acrylic and Watercolor

                                        Kay is a retired Trauma/ER RN and has lived in South Carolina for 32 years. Since retiring to the Lowcountry, she started painting, first in acrylic and transitioned into watercolors. She loves intertwining colors and lines to create a whimsical glimpse into the beauty of the Lowcountry.

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                                        Keith Suttle

                                        Painter - Watercolor

                                          Growing up on the coast of SE North Carolina, seascapes, marshes and waterfowl are my passions in painting. Have been painting on and off, mostly off, for 40 years and looking forward to capturing the many venues here in the Low Country.

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                                          Kelly Atkinson 

                                          Painter - Oil, Pastel and Watercolor

                                            Kelly Atkinson is part-owner of Island Art Gallery in Pawleys. She shows her work there on top of teaching open studio classes. She loves to paint the Carolina coast.

                                            Lamar Noriega

                                            Lamar Noriega

                                            Painter - Watercolor

                                              Lamar has been visiting his grandparents every summer since he was a toddler. He feels like Pawleys Island is his home. His art is primarily of coastal images. He has a deep love for the South Carolina coast.

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                                              Libby Insley

                                              Painter - Shell art on canvas, mirros and frames

                                                Libby has a fine arts degree and primarily works with shells creating one-of-a-kind pieces. She loves to do commissioned pieces and large projects. 

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                                                Lora E. Jones

                                                Painter - Acrylics, Oil and Watercolor

                                                  Lora grew up in Burlington, NC, attended Elon College and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in art education. For many years she taught, and upon retiring, started painting again. Her paintings range from realistic to abstract and from non-objective and include a wide range of media.

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                                                  Lorraine Dauphin

                                                  Painter - Oil, Plein air and Watercolor

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                                                  Lori moved to Myrtle Beach from Connecticut 14 years ago. Lori has been painting from nature since childhood. She was commissioned for a triptych painting for Tupelo Honey in Myrtle Beach. Lori’s oil painting have been accepted into Artfields juried competition, three consecutive years and she’s garnered several awards for her work in Myrtle Beach.

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                                                  Marsha Orr

                                                  Painter - Oil and Watercolor

                                                    Marsha had art as a hobby during the years she worked in the Ohio education system. Retiring to Pawleys Island, she took classes with several local artists. Marsha looks forward to new challenges as she enjoys her art.

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                                                    Mary Spechko

                                                    Painter - Watercolor

                                                      GCWS 12 year member. Past President of the Society. I have been painting since I retired and entered many shows, where I received several awards and sold a number of paintings


                                                      Maura Kenny

                                                      Painter - Watercolor

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                                                      Maura's artwork finds its foothold in traditional painting techniques while engaging contemporary thought, process and meaning. Her art can be found at Island Art Gallery. 

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                                                      Megan DuMont

                                                      Painter - Watercolor and Cyanotype

                                                        Megan is a watercolorist, born and raised in Pawleys, from which she draws inspiration. Her grandmother was an accomplished watercolorist, and painting allows her to maintain a connection.

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                                                        Michael Rogan

                                                        Painter - Plein air and Oil

                                                          Michael's landscape paintings are done in Plein air on-site in the Grand Strand area. He tries to capture the fleeting effects of light on a landscape while modifying the color to create interest in the painting.

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                                                          Mikki Huss

                                                          Painter - Oils, Watercolor, Acrylics, pastels

                                                            Mikki has been drawing & painting since childhood in Bradford, Pa. Married to Joe Huss. She was a part-time resident of the area for many years before moving permanently from Ohio. Her website is

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                                                            Nicole Hendricks

                                                            Painter - Watercolor

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                                                            Living on the Waccamaw Neck offers so many opportunities for artists to reverence the beauty of nature through their work. Using various mediums, Nicole also wants her art to represent current events, such as in the painting entitled, COVID Relief.


                                                            Pat Puckett

                                                            Painter - Watercolor

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                                                            Pat's subject matter varies from land and seascapes, wildlife, historical boats, and locales. Pat's favorite place to paint is the Lowcountry.

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                                                            Paula Robertson

                                                            Painter - Watercolor, Acrylics and Mixed Media

                                                              Paula is a retired teacher from Maine and enjoys experimenting with varied techniques and artistic expressions.  Her final creations emphasize strong, vibrant colors.

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                                                              Phil Duwel


                                                                A self taught photographer, Phil's passion for all things Lowcountry is reflected in his prints of its land and seascapes, its iconic venues, and its wildlife. 


                                                                Sara Credito

                                                                Painter - Watercolor

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                                                                Sara Credito is an artist who lives in Pawleys Island. She is the owner and founder of w.i.n.k. art (whimsically inspired, naturally keen). 

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                                                                Shari Chamberlin

                                                                Painter- Mixed media

                                                                  Sharon was born and raised in Ohio and spent her career in social services. She has always been creative but has no formal art training. Watercolor painting is her passion. 

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                                                                  Sharon Bogan

                                                                  Painter - Watercolor

                                                                    Sharon was born and raised in Ohio and spent her career in social services. She has always been creative but has no formal art training. Watercolor painting is her passion. 


                                                                    Sharon Huber

                                                                    Painter - Watercolor

                                                                      Sharon Huber comes from a career in woven textile design. She enjoys applying the same talents of color and texture in various forms of abstract art.

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                                                                      Squeaky Swenson

                                                                      Painter - Watercolor

                                                                        When Squeaky isn't publishing the Coastal Observer, she is painting. She enjoys landscapes and primarily scenes with marsh grass or ocean views.

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                                                                        Tanya Ackerman

                                                                        Photographer - Photo Journalism

                                                                          Award-winning photojournalist Tanya Ackerman captures images that portray the beauty of South Carolina’s Lowcountry and the passions of the people who live there. She's also an adventurer and nature enthusiast.

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                                                                          Terry Strawser

                                                                          Painter - Watercolor, Pastel, Oil, Acrylic and Etchings

                                                                            Terry began his artistry as a self-taught watercolor artist and later the art of printmaking. He has since added soft pastels, alcohol inks, oils and acrylics to his list of mediums. Terry lives in Myrtle Beach.

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                                                                            Tina Proctor

                                                                            Painter - Watercolor

                                                                              Watercolor work is a never-ending pursuit for Tina and is both her challenge and her reward. She paints the lowcountry that she loves, hoping to share the peace, culture and history she enjoys. See her work on Front Street in the Georgetown Art Gallery and at Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island.

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                                                                              Tom Rugh

                                                                              Painter - Acrylic

                                                                                Tom started painting after retiring from a career in construction management of heavy industrial & power engineering & construction. Tom’s art primarily focuses on the beauty of the lowcountry and loves painting commission dog portraits.

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                                                                                Tony Hendricks 

                                                                                Painter - Watercolor

                                                                                  Coming late to the practice of painting, Tony found his niche in the exacting and precise nature of Pointillism, which often requires him to use a magnifier to paint the thousands of tiny dots that form the images,


                                                                                  Tootsie Watkins

                                                                                  Painter - Watercolor

                                                                                    I am a Pawleys Island native, born and raised here. Retired owner of Watkin's Party Shop and Tootsie Hot Dogs. Catered for over 25 years and still make my " mini country ham biscuits" on order. Shells are my passion. I create what I like and hope my little ornaments will make someone happy. They are available at Gray Man Gallery

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                                                                                    Vicki McCutcheon

                                                                                    Painter - Oil

                                                                                      Vicki has lived in South Carolina for 27 years. She has had many paintings displayed at SeaCoast artist gallery, area restaurants, gift shops, and Art shows in the area. She loves painting the area.

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                                                                                      Vida Miller

                                                                                      Painter -  Watercolor, Acrylic and Pastel

                                                                                        Vida is the founder of the WNAA. She is the former owner of Grayman Gallery in Pawleys Island and she enjoys painting a variety of abstracts and Lowcountry art. 

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                                                                                        William Miller

                                                                                        Painter - Acrylic, Mixed medi and Watercolor

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                                                                                        William is best known for his large, contemporary, abstract paintings - created using digital technology and the traditional method of acrylic mixed media. 

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                                                                                        The Coastal Observer is Pawleys Island's local newspaper, covering the area since 1982. They cover newsworthy events in Georgetown county, focusing primarily on Pawleys Island.


                                                                                        Gray Man Gallery

                                                                                        Art Gallery and Custom Framing Shop

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                                                                                        Gray Man Gallery is located next to Bistro 217. Established in 1980, it is the oldest art gallery in Pawleys Island. Many SC artists have their works on display here, and they also provide custom framing services. 

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                                                                                        Island Art Gallery is an artist-owned gallery with eight owner artists that manage the gallery on a day-to-day basis. The gallery represents 26 artists in all and hosts two major shows a year.


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                                                                                        Interior Design

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                                                                                        Mindy McVay, ASID creates spaces for clients to illustrate tales of past travel, current interests, and to design a stylish backdrop for a new chapter in the family’s and home’s history.

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