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Chophouse of Chapin/Deca Gallery with Al Leitch

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 his lovely pastel landscapes. Check it out!

About the Artwork

In the Garden - framed 26 x 30 image size 16 x 20 Giclee of Original Pastel $245

Dawn on Lake Murray - framed 26 x 30 image size 16 x 20 Giclee of Original Pastel $245

Saluda at Banks - framed 26 x 30 image size 16 x 20 Giclee of Original Pastel $245

Bay Street Lady - framed 26 x 30 image size 16 x 20 Original Pastel $850

Rainbow Falls - framed 26 x 30 image size 16 x 20 Original Pastel $850

Marina Sunset - framed 26 x 30 image size 16 x 20 Original Pastel $850

Sailing Lake Murray - framed 28 x 38 image size 18 x 28 Original Pastel $1475

Low Country Marsh - framed 29 x 39 image size 18 x 28 Giclee of Original Pastel $325

*In my case, a giclee is a signed and numbered print that is identical to the original.

Artist: Al Leitch


Al Leitch

I was selected to participate in art programs for high school students at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Mellon University. With my engineering and business degrees, I pursued an academic career in accounting at several major universities, with the last 23 years at the University of South Carolina. During my career I taught thousands of students, published over 60 articles in leading journals, coauthored three books, held endowed professorships, and served as a department chair and as an associate dean.

Inspired by the Hudson River School, I decided to renew my love of art upon retirement from USC. I participated in numerous Columbia and Southeastern Pastel Society workshops. I have been active in the Columbia art community serving as workshop coordinator, Vice President, and President of the Crooked Creek Art League. I am currently a member of the Village Artists Gallery at the Village at Sandhill. Also, many of my paintings and prints are on display art at Palmetto Fine Arts and Custom Framer in Chapin and at Custom Framer in Lexington. For a more complete display and print prices visit my website

​In addition to exhibiting my work in Columbia and Charleston, where I have won numerous awards: I was juried into the Southeastern Pastel Society's 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th International Exhibitions in Atlanta; the Southeastern Pastel Society's Visual Arts Center Exhibition in Roswell, GA; the Appalachian Pastel Society's 2018 Show; and Artfields 2017. I participated in a show at the Center for the Arts at USC Beaufort, in my college reunion's Art Exhibit at Cornell University, in the Art Market at the Historic Honey Horn in Hilton Head, and the Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival, in Bluffton, SC. I recently attained Member of Excellence status in the Southeastern Pastel Society, became an Associate Member in the American Pastel Society

See more of Al's art on his gallery page at and his website at

Email Al HERE.


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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