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Chophouse of Chapin/Deca Gallery featuring Al Leitch - April through June 2024

Get a taste of some great new art in the gallery at The Chophouse of Chapin and Deca Dessert bar.

Congratulations to artist, Al Leitch, for displaying his pastels in ChopHouse of Chapin. Al is an award-winning artist who has served in numerous positions for Crooked Creek Art League. His art will be on view from April through June 2024. Check it out!

a pastel painting of a majestic house on Bay Street
"Bay Street"

About the Art


"Bay Street" - original pastel, 16" x 20", $850

Row 1: "Blue Ridge Barn" - original pastel, 16" x 20", $850 "Carolina Morning" - original pastel, 16" x 20", $750

"Cruising Pelicans" - original pastel, 10" x 18", $475

Row 2:

"Dawn on Lake Murray" - print of original pastel, 11" x 14", $125 "Low Country Marsh" - giclee of original pastel, 18" x 28", $325 "Rainbow Falls" - original pastel, 16" x 20", $850

Artist Statement

I enjoy painting the majesty of His creation, whether its natural or created through mankind. We live in a beautiful world; and it is my desire to capture that beauty through my paintings. I’m motivated to paint by the aura of a scene. Examples may be a misty morning, an awesome sunset, great architecture, a beautiful marsh, mysterious woodlands, thundering waterfalls, or elegance of our feathered friends. My overall goal for those who see or purchase my paintings or prints to enjoy them.

Artist Bio

Al Leitch

artist Ruby DeLoach

My work has been exhibited in numerous local and state venues, where I have won several awards. Of particular note, I was part of a two-month art show at the Center for the Arts at USC Beaufort. I was juried into the Southeastern Pastel Society's 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th International juried Exhibits in the Atlanta area; juried into the Southeastern Pastel Society’s Visual Arts Center Exhibition in Roswell, GA.; juried into Appalachian Pastel Society's 2018 show; juried into the 2022 NC Statewide Members Exhibit; selected to show one of my paintings at ArtFields; selected for "Etchings to Pastels" at the Charleston Museum;  and participated in the Pastel Society of South Carolina's shows at the Convention Center, Old Santee Canal Museum, Circular Congregational Church, and The Park Circle Gallery in the Charleston area. I was part of my Reunion’s art exhibit at the Bibliowicz Gallery in Millstein Hall at Cornell University. Recently I achieved Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society, was juried into the American Pastel Society as an Associate Member and was awarded 2nd place in the Pastel Society of South Carolina 2021 Members show and was juried into the Southeastern Pastel Society's 2022 National Exhibition in Atlanta.



CCAL Gallery Host:

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Chophouse of Chapin


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the Deca Dessert Bar

The Chophouse/Deca Gallery is located inside the Chophouse of Chapin on inner wall shared with the Deca Dessert Bar at 301 Columbia Avenue in Chapin (across from the High School). We are excited to partner with the Happy Fork restaurant group to showcase the artwork of local artists.

A collection of art by one to two artists is featured in this gallery in a display that rotates every three months. The gallery is open to the public during normal business hours.

For more on this and all our other galleries, click HERE.


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