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Resident Artists @ ARTworks
ARTworks provides affordable space to support and incubate the artist and arts business and an environment where all artists are nurtured and can thrive, grow, take risks and make daring choices. If you are interested in becoming a resident artist at ARTworks: 843-379-2787.
Artist Celia Pray

When looking at Celia's paintings, she hopes that the viewer will look into them and pull out their own imagery. As they look at them she hopes that they may feel an emotion and particularly one that makes them feel happy.

Her paintings are of bold vibrant colors and line that create movement and rhythm. She was born and grew up in the Caribbean and so ventures to think that perhaps she is drawing on her experiences. When embarking on a painting, she has no preconceived idea where it is going to lead me, and   no predetermined outcome for the piece. She then thinks that each piece is worked intuitively in a state of the sub conscience making it take on a life of its own. A very personal experience where the materials are fluid keeping it spontaneous and flowing. By using water color and inks she is able to achieve the fluidity.

While painting landscapes at Art College, she attended Heatherly School of Fine Art in Chelsea, London and received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, she felt the urge to abstract them and enjoyed looking at the paintings of the British artist Ivon Hitchens.  Her paintings have origins in landscape, but her journey between then and now, has enabled her to reach an ultimate goal of abstract creations.

artists Laurie Lovell and Cindy Male

Laurie Lovell and Cindy Male of Lovell/Male Studio work their art for the purpose of quietly inviting the viewer to consider aspects of perception beyond the material plane. Their stimulating fine art work is followed by applied patterned and textured pieces that include, but are not limited to, fashion and interiors.

Their gallery/studio space will also house various classes such as weaving, art card construction, drawing, painting, and Male's Art and Consciousness class which probes into individual creativity through art history, art making, writing, creativity evaluation, color study, and synergy/synthesis of explorative efforts.

As a yoga instuctor for Marines, Sailors, and their families, Cindy offers them a 20% discount to all her events.
3 pieces by Lovell
Landscape, right, by Cindy Male: "This is a color pencil drawing done under Talmidge Bridge, on Hutchinson Island, Savannah.  I love using color pencil because of the many textures and blends I can use to create a surface pattern.  They are quick, easy, and can be done anywhere. They can be used with pastel, watercolor, and believe it or not, oil paint. The concept is of course moving energy, flowing freely for anyone to access.  Earth, Air, Water, Fire."

more by Cindy Male:

artist Jean Norton-Torjussen

Using an Asian/American style with Chinese watercolors highlighted with Chinese ink, Jean A. Norton-Torjussen creates one-of-a-kind original works. She attended the University of Maryland and New School for Social Research - Parsons School of Design majoring in fine art. She retired in 2010 as a weekly newspaper editor in Caldwell, NJ to follow her first love, painting, in Beaufort, SC.

I studied fine art at the University of Maryland in the late 60s, worked in the film and photography field in New York City until 1974, but my art took a back seat until 2009.

With retirement looming I was ready to return to painting full-time. But, I needed to change my medium as I had been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosis, which meant I could no longer use oil paints with its strong fumes.

I dabbled in pastels before settling on watercolor. Both my parents were watercolorists so I tried regular watercolor paints, Chinese watercolor paints and gouache, before settling in on a combination of watercolor and Chinese ink.

By May, 2010 one of my watercolor pieces was chosen for a juried art show in Caldwell NJ.

In May, 2011 my painting, "Beaufort Flower," was accepted in the Beaufort: Our Art Town show. Painter Rebecca Davenport served as the juror.
During the summer of 2011, The Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, 2011 Expansion Arts Fund, made a $2,442 award to further my education and purchase supplies.

Two of my entries were accepted by Judge Sue Simmons Wallace for the 2012 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Show in Charleston, SC. "Beaufort Flower" received Honorable Mention.

I am a full-time resident artist at Beaufort County's Community Art Center, ARTworks in Beaufort, SC where I regularly teach after-school art classes and offer private lessons.

Hank D. Herring is a visual artist and craftsman whose work can be found in galleries and festivals in the South. He is an adept educator, check our classes for kids and classes for adults.

The Music Store
music products, classes, repairs, rentals, and sound services for your events & concerts ~ an arts business from Jen & Jeremy Haden.

Deanna Bowdish ~ visual artist and curator of ARTworks' gallery. Visit her website too.

ARTworks applies the many creative tools of The Arts to strengthen artists
and to enrich audiences, collectors, and visitors through high quality arts experiences and arts education programs
Tuesdays-Saturdays & special events.

ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 (with Outback, Bi-Lo, Beaufort Bookstore).