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(Palmetto) Fine Arts on Display: June - July 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 August 31, 2020 you can see the artwork of three great CCAL artists: Maureen Carter, Sonya Diimmler and Tommy Thompson.

Featured Artists:

Maureen Carter

Photo of Display wall with Maureen Carter's artwork


Photo: Artist Cathy Dubiel

About the Artist​​

Maureen Carter

I will forever consider myself a student of Art. I love the infinite variety there is to learn about creating images – I’ll try almost anything! In order to keep my creative juices flowing I have taken workshops with some inspiring and highly successful artists like Rose Edin, Fabio Cembranelli, Ted Nuttall, Judy Morris and Gerald Brommer – to name only a few. I’m a “workshopjunkie” and feed my quest for knowledge and inspiration with travel. I have attended classes in Montana, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Ireland, Switzerland and many local workshops.

My style is a combination of subtle realism with an inclination toward abstraction. I love to explore how color, light and texture can be manipulated to create an interesting image that leaves room for interpretation. My favorite media is Watercolor but I also enjoy acrylic, collage and mixed media. I love it all! I am the Treasurer of the Crooked Creek Art League and a member of the SC Watermedia Society. My work has won some awards and I do enjoy the validation of winning -­‐ but for me, the best reward is creating something that even impresses me!

You can see more of Maureen's work on this website at


Sonya Diimmler

Photo of Display wall with Sonya Diimmler's artwork

About the Artist

Sonya Diimmler

Photo of artist: Sonya Diimmler

Award winning artist Sonya Diimmler paints colorful South Carolina lake and landscapes along with her favorite subject and muse her bulldog General Smedley. Sonya’s work has earned awards at the SC State Fair, Union County Arts Council and Crooked Creek Art League. Her paint “Four Feet” won first place in the Amateur Division at Crooked Creek’s Annual Juried Show in 2019. The colorful canine and feline portraits on the fence outside Chapin Veterinary Hospital are Sonya’s work.

Sonya currently serves as Parliamentarian for the Crooked Creek Art League in Chapin and is the immediate past President and was a key player in the League’s Community Art Project The Arts Sail into Chapin featuring 13 sailboats throughout Chapin last summer.

You can see more of Sonya's work on this website HERE and at You can reach Sonya by clicking HERE.


Tommy D Thompson

Photo of Display wall with Tommy Thompson's artwork

About the Artist

Tommy D Thompson

Photo of the Artist: Tommy D Thompson

Tommy Thompson has been painting since 1965. He has taught numerous classes and workshops in the greater Columbia metropolitan area since 1989.

For the past 10 years, in addition to his watercolor landscapes, he has been concentrating on large, contemporary artwork on board and canvas.

Both his watercolor and acrylic paintings are included in private, corporate and South Carolina State Government collections.

He earned signature status of the South Carolina Watercolor Society and is an active member of several Columbia area and state art associations. He has been awarded signature status as a Nautilus Fellowship member in the International Society of Experimental Artists. His work can be viewed at his studio (in Chapin) or at Palmetto Fine Arts of Chapin, South Carolina.

You can see more of Tommy's work and make purchases on his website at and you can reach Tommy by clicking HERE.


CCAL Gallery Host:

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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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