We are so fortunate to have a long time partner in Palmetto Fine Arts. With a dedicated space, CCAL artists are always part of the great displays of Fine Art in the gallery at Palmetto Fine Arts. This month, the three CCAL artists on display are Anne Hightower-Patterson, Ann Peake and Gail Cunningham.
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About the Artists:
Ann 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.
Gail Stephens - moved to the Columbia area two years ago to be with family. She has had some formal training in watercolor and enjoys exploring all mediums to express ideas. Currently working in acrylics, and not afraid to try anything, she has accumulated a collection that utilizes the pallet knife for a specific look.
She enjoys interior design with her daughter Emily at Tanner and Company and doing “custom art” to capture the right composition and colors for completing a room. So if you need some custom artwork to complete your theme, please contact her at 941-2662201 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to Crooked Creek Art League for supporting local artists!
Anne Hightower-Patterson White - In 2016, Anne Hightower-Patterson was selected by Watercolor Magazine as one of 10 artists nationwide as "Ones to Watch". Nominated for this designation by internationally known artist, Linda Daly Baker, she has been singled out for more and more nation recognition through the past few years. A native of South Carolina, Anne is now in her fifth decade of creating art. "I can remember sitting at my father’s knee when I was about five and watching him paint in watercolor. Somewhere deep inside the heart and mind of that little girl was an artist waiting to grow old enough to create. At the age of 12, the Charleston County school system provided the opportunity for art classes. It was the first step awakening that artist in me. The passion has existed within me ever since that time and has only grown stronger through the years." "My first teacher, Virginia Fouche’ Bolton, provided a strong foundation in her disciplined approach to instruction. Upon reflection, I know I was blessed with one of the greatest instructors and she was a watercolorist, as well. Everything I do today, is built upon the foundation she taught during my high school years." During the intervening years. Anne has earned a BFA in studio art from the University of South Carolina and a Master's in Education. After working 29 years in the public school system, Anne retired and now paints full time in her studio and teaches classes and workshops in Columbia, SC and throughout the Southeast. She is married to Ron White and resides in Saluda County near Lake Murray. South Carolina. She is a popular speaker and instructor for art groups and guilds.