"Edisto Heron" Ann Von Hollen Peake A native of Greenville, SC, Ann moved to Columbia, SC in 2000 and began her adventure with oil. Ann enjoys and chooses varied subjects for her paintings and most recently has found a strong interest in the painting of big birds and landscapes. She favors bright colors which expresses her energy and enthusiasm for life. She is active in the art scene in the Columbia area and is a member of the Crooked Creek Art League and has served in many positions over an eleven year membership, including as the 2010/2011 President. See more of Ann's art by clicking HERE.
We are fortunate to have a special treat for our April meeting. Our presenter will be Philip Mullen. Arguably the most renowned artist working in the State of South Carolina today, Philip Mullen is an artist who celebrates the richness of the visual world. Best known for his strong, complex and colorful large scale abstract acrylic works. Andy Reed, writing about the exhibition Philip Mullen: Paintings within Paintings at David Findlay Galleries astutely observes: "Fluid, complex, abstract yet deeply rooted in the world of things experienced in a tactile way, Mullen’s paintings are both carefully thought out and joyously care-free. Philip Mullen’s art represents not an artistic simplificatio
Check out who's on display in our public galleries this month: Artistic Prosperity Gallery: Barbara Teusink BB&T Bank on Art Artist: Karen Larrabee Chapin Chamber Spotlight Artist: Ann Peake Chapin Library Featured Artist: Maureen Carter Palmetto Fine Arts CCAL Gallery: Nancy Mandish, Ruby DeLoach, Ron Weathers The Artists Place (TAP) Gallery Theme: Portraits: Human and Animal EndFragment
Crooked Creek Art League congratulates Barbara Teusink for her multi piece exhibit throughout the Prosperity Town Hall. Her artwork will be on display now until March 31st. (click on any image to view larger) Artist's Statement: When I was young, I loved drawing and creative pursuits. Later, I took the "sensible" route and earned a business degree. For many years, while working a series of demanding jobs and taking care of house and husband, I put my artwork on hold. When I retired in 2012 from a career in technology and education, I decided to rekindle my creative side and took up painting. I’m so glad that I did! I have found much to love in drawing and painting. Using line and color to cr