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Chophouse of Chapin/Deca Gallery featuring Michael Naughton - July through September 2024

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

Congratulations to artist, Michael Naughton, for displaying his acrylic paintings in ChopHouse of Chapin. Michael is an active member of Crooked Creek Art League and frequently volunteers to share his art in our public galleries. His art will be on view from July through September 2024. Check it out!

an acrylic painting of a summer sunset by artist Michael Nauhton
"Summer Sunset at the Lake"

About the Art


"Summer Sunset at the Lake" - 30" x 40", acrylic, $379

Row 1:

"Three Piers and a Pelican" - 20" x 16", acrylic, $150

"State of Mind" - 20" x 16", acrylic, $149

Row 2:

"Gas Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.) - 24" x 36", acrylic, $349

"That Time I Wore a Bowtie!" - 24" x 18", acrylic, $159

Row 3:

"Plucking and Strumming" - 48" x 36", acrylic, $399

"A Happy Place" - 40" x 30", acrylic, $389

Artist Bio

Michael Naughton

Michael Naughton is a self-taught acrylic painter who began to paint over 25 years ago by painting his work on decorative items for the home.  Around 2020, while contemplating retirement from his professional career as a Human Resources and Learning Development leader, he began to evolve his work into original paintings on canvas.  He also began to take on-line and in-person courses.


About 6 months prior to retirement, Michael increased the amount of time spent creating art.  He also began to experiment by painting whimsical animals, flowers and plants, simple landscapes, and abstract pieces.  Since that time, Michael has created enough pieces to begin to show work in and around the Columbia, South Carolina area.  He participated in the Rosewood Art and Music Festival, Still Hopes Exhibition, Cottontown Art Crawl, and 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios at Genesis Studios.  Michael had the honor of being an exhibitor at 911 Lady Street during the Artista Vista 2023 and 2024.  He also had paintings exhibited at Prosperity SC Town Hall,  Sozo Family Fitness and Chapin SC Town Hall, organized by the Crooked Creek Art League.  He displays his work regularly at the Ellen Owens Salon in Columbia and Palmetto Fine Arts in Chapin.


Michael’s artistic philosophy is that every artist creates through their own frame of reference.  Michael understands that artists are constantly learning, building on, and modifying their techniques.  Although Michael prefers creating abstract expressionistic pieces, he also enjoys exploring paintings considered whimsical.  He further appreciates that the joy of art for viewers and clients is very personal and diverse.  Michael is a proponent of providing art product options affordable to everyone.


Michael has been a resident of South Carolina for 30 years, the past 22 years in Chapin, SC.  A native of Pittsburgh, PA, he is a graduate of Penn State University and La Roche University.


Contact Information:

Michael Naughton

Phone: 803-730-3490

Facebook: MTN Lakeshore Gallery

Instagram: MTNLakeshore


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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