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Chapin Town Hall Featured Artist Dec 2020 - Jan 2021: Ruby DeLoach

Please join us in congratulating Ruby DeLoach for being the newest featured artist in the Chapin Town Hall Gallery. Her beautiful artwork will be on display until the end of January.

Artist Statement

Morning sunlight enters the Art Party Studio in Dutchman Shores in Chapin where painting allows me to fall into the face of a flower, to touch yesterday, to behold a landscape and briefly walk with my Creator.

Paintings in the exhibit (left to right, top to bottom):

Cock-a-Doodle-Do! - oil palette knife

One Day At A Time - mixed media

Good Morning Sunshine - watercolor

Male Redbird - oil

Whispering Love Songs - watercolor

Splashing Koi Fish - watercolor on rice paper

Lucky in Love #30 - mixed media

Female Redbird - oil

Dahlias Dancing In the Breeze - watercolor

Why Whine When You Can Wine? - oil palette knife

Photo of artist: Ruby DeLoach

Artist Bio

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 mountains 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 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 and stop by and meet Ruby in person.


CCAL Gallery Host:

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The gallery is located in the Community Room in the Chapin Town Hall at 157 NW Columbia Avenue. It hosts the artwork of one of Crooked Creek Art League's finest artists on a two month rotation.

The Town is a big supporter of the arts in Chapin and we are thrilled to be working with them to showcase more art in town.


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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