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Chamber Spotlight Artist October 2022: Kelly Bryant

Congratulations to Kelly Bryant for being the Chapin Chamber of Commerce's Spotlight Artist for October 2022. Kelly is a new member of Crooked Creek Art League, and we thank her for sharing her art with us and the community.

See her painting in person at the Chamber if you get a chance!

Congratulations Kelly!

acrylic painting of two Spix macaws
"Blue" by Kelly Bryant

About the Artwork

“Blue” is a portrait of two Spix macaw birds. Depicted in the movie “Rio”, these birds have only recently begun to make the journey out of near extinction. The first flock to fly freely within its homeland in Brazil was only just released from captivity in early 2022. I was drawn to paint them for this reason and because of the many shades of blue and texture that their feathers offered to me.


acrylic on gesso board

11" x 14"


Artist Bio

Kelly Bryant

Photo of artist Kelly Bryant

Kelly Bryant is a Connecticut native but has called South Carolina home since 2005. A newcomer to the art field, she began her journey during COVID lockdown when finger painting with her daughters sparked something more. Kelly enjoys acrylic paints and animal portraits but leans towards birds in particular. She is self-taught and thanks technology for the gift of YouTube and the artists that populate its channels. Kelly lives in Columbia with her husband, 2 daughters and 3 cats.

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CCAL Gallery Host:

Chapin Chamber of Commerce Logo

Each month, CCAL shines a spotlight on one of our own. The Chapin Chamber of Commerce graciously features the art of this artist in their lobby in the CCAL Spotlight Artist Gallery.

This exhibit features one piece of wall hanging artwork per month.

The gallery is located in the lobby of the Chapin Chamber of Commerce at 302 Columbia Avenue in Chapin. It hosts a rotating display with a new piece from a Crooked Creek Art League artist featured each month.

For more on our public galleries, click HERE.


Interested in becoming a gallery display artist? For more information or to be selected as an exhibit artist, contact our Public Gallery Coordinator.


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