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(Palmetto) Fine Arts on Display: March - April 2020

Palmetto Fine Arts generously dedicates space for CCAL artists to always be part of the great display of Fine Art in their gallery. Through April 2020 you can see the artwork of three great CCAL artists: Shirley Britton, JJ Casey and Ruby DeLoach.

Featured Artists:

Shirley Britton

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Photo: Artist Cathy Dubiel

About the Artist​​

Shirley Britton

I adore a piece of art that draws you in, makes you take a closer look. It could be anything from the detail of a feather to the transition of a color. That is my goal as an artist.I am primarily self taught, having taken a few classes and workshops. My works are done in water media, mainly acrylics. My inspirations are anything that moves me to pick up my brush!

Born and raised in Charlotte, N.C., I moved to Chapin in 2012 to marry my husband and retire here. We have two grown sons who are married and we enjoy spending time with our four grandchildren and our senior dog “Scruffy”. We enjoy lake life and time on our boat, “The CallieMary”, purchased last year and now ready for some intra coastal waterway trips.

I began painting in 2015 after taking some basic classes and my preferred medium is acrylics. I did take the workshop by Laura Pollack to explore abstract art and look forward to taking other workshops in the future.

You can reach Shirley by clicking HERE.


JJ Casey

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About the Artist

JJ Casey

Photo of artist: JJ Casey

JJ was artistically inspired by nature growing up on the Miller Farm in Orangeburg, SC. Educated at Columbia College, she worked with the Casey Fireworks family business and raised three children. During the years of personal growth, JJ worked in several national parks where she developed her own style of impressionism inspired by the beauty of nature. She finds peace and joy painting at her residence on Lake Murray in Chapin SC.

JJ has won awards and honors in the Lake Murray Magazine, Crooked Creek Art League Juried Art Show and SC State Fair Arts Exhibit. She is currently exhibiting in Chapin at Palmetto Fine Arts, First Community Bank, Chapin Chamber of Commerce, TAPS Gallery at Crooked Creek Park, Chapin United Methodist Church, South Carolina State Parks, Table Rock Hickory Knob, Keowee Toxaway, Oconee, WWII Doolittle Raiders B-25's, South Carolina State Museum, South Carolina Pickens County Museum.

Her chosen media are watercolor, mixed media, collage and monoprint. (Plethora of themes, Limited Edition Fine Art and Nature in Its Impression). Originals, Giclee fine prints, gallery wrap on canvas and greeting cards are available upon request.

You contact JJ by clicking HERE.


Ruby DeLoach

Artist Photo: Ruby DeLoach

Ruby DeLoach

Ruby developed a love of nature growing up in a history book on Blackstock Road in Union County. Stories of the Revolutionary War and the Battle of Blackstock where often told. Tales of Old Bloody Bill Cunningham could conjure up nightmares. She, her sister and cousins enjoyed walks along old Indian trails, through woodlands and open fields discovering wild flowers and observing landscapes with waves of wheat blowing in the wind, making grasshoppers spit their tobacco, whistling bobwhite bird calls, and viewing the smoky blue mountain horizon sunrises and sunsets at the Appalachian Foothills. Passionate feelings direct her brush in oil, watercolor and acrylic mediums.

After 40 years as an educator, Ruby retired, cleaned out her attic, hired a contractor to add a dormer and created an art studio where she has written and illustrated three children's books (Earth Turns on Its Axis, and..., Growing Little Green Thumbs (SC Book Festival Selection), & Appalachian Mornings). The G.R.O.W! theme of Great Readings Open Worlds echoes through all her books. A forth book, Playing in the Dirt, is in progress. Excerpts can be found in her monthly Growing Little Green Thumbs column at Ruby's art can be found at Palmetto Fine Arts in Chapin in March and April 2020. In January, she enjoyed being the Author/Illustrator at St. John Neumann Catholic School. She continually adds to her Wild Things and Lucky in Love series. In 2015, designing lamps became an artful pursuit. If you're in need of a lamp Reimagined by Ruby, a children's book, a piece of art for your home or a gift, email her at to arrange to stop by and meet Ruby in person.


CCAL Gallery Host:

Palmetto Fine Arts Logo

The gallery is located in the heart of Palmetto Fine Arts at 107 Virginia St A, Chapin. It features three 10x10 foot walls which each host a collection of pieces of art by one of Crooked Creek Art League's artists on a bi-monthly rotation.

For more on the gallery, click HERE.

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